Harry Potter: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Paperback – Import, 1 March 2001
|Paperback, Import, 1 March 2001||
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Gr. 4-7. Because this is a "Harry Potterless" year, kids in need of a fix may find it in these two volumes. The conceit is that these are Harry's schoolbooks (Fantastic Beasts, by Newt Scamander; Quidditch, by Kennilworthy Whisp), with margin notes by Harry and pal Ron Weasley. The concept breaks down in the introductions: Professor Dumbledore explains that the books are being offered to muggles (because the proceeds of the books are going to British charity Comic Relief, a disclosure that will raise the eyebrows of any reader who undestands the importance of secrecy in the wizard world. Nevertheless, a lot of effort has gone into making these seem like real textbooks. The jackets look torn and faded, the print is (annoyingly) small, and the information is well detailed. Illustrations are in short supply, and not every fan will want to know this much about Quidditch and imaginary beasts, especially when the text is so hard to read. Buy several copies (the money really does go to charity), but expect a few disappointed readers. REVWR
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- Paperback : 64 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0439295017
- ISBN-13 : 978-0439295017
- Dimensions : 13.34 x 0.64 x 19.05 cm
- Reading level : 9 and up
- Publisher : Arthur A. Levine Books (1 March 2001)
- Item Weight : 136 g
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #478,668 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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You will find Harry, Ron and Hermione's touch in this book! Though the book is not about them, they are everywhere in this book!
However, this book is kind of a textbook of the wizarding world! If you are a true potterhead and love magical creatures, you'll love it!
Beautiful illustrations of many of the fantastic beasts. A must read.
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I'm also pretty sure they missed out some of the beasts! E.g. Boggarts and some others that I can't remember. Although my memory may be failing me, as I no longer have my original copy for comparison.
Personally, when I trawled though it, I thought it looked as dull as dishwater but my son enjoyed it. He said that he like that it was kind of like a dictionary or diary style rather than a book of the movie. If he enjoyed it, then that’s good enough for me.
Fans of HP and the movie will undoubtably enjoy this.
Nothing better than having the person who played author of the book Newt from the Muggles Fantastic Beasts series of movies reading about all the creatures the author Newt Salamander had encountered over the years, its must for any Witch or Wizzard studing magical beasts!
(To any muggles, it's a lovely work of fiction read by Eddie written by J.K.Rolling)
It includes scribbles and notations by Harry, Ron and Hermione which add to the fun of it and is kicked off with an introduction by Albus Dumbledore penned in his own inimitable style
produced to benefit Comic Relief with no compromise of the creative and colourfully descriptive writings of JKR, this is a great accompaniment to the harry potter collection of books - JKR is a literary legend of our time I say.