Review | Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

17 November 2016


Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages: 123

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, which means that the pounds and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.

- Albus Dumbledore

When I was 7 years old I picked up the first book in a new series that had recently been published, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, and from that point on I was a fan of the Harry Potter series, my parents pre-ordered every book for me and I remember waiting and waiting and waiting for them to be delivered and devouring every book. 

However, as much as I love the series, I haven't read any of the companion books J. K. Rowling has written and with the film soon to come out, I thought I would start with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them. Now, Fantastic Beasts is an A-Z guide of all the magical creatures Newt finds during his life as a Magizoologist.

I love reading the entries in this book and learning even more about the Harry Potter series. One of the things I love about J. K. Rowling is how much of these smaller details she has and shares with her fans. Rowling didn't just create Harry, Ron, Hermione and the Harry Potter series, she created an entire world and knows it inside and out which is why she is one of my all-time favourite authors. 

I also love how the book is peppered with notes and funny comments from both Harry and Ron, everyone made me smile and I could just see the boys sniggering together as they wrote them into the margins.

The Harry Potter series may be over but she still has so much more to share and Fantastic Beasts shows just how good she is at writing and sharing these details with her fans, new and old.

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