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Fantastic beasts and where to find them [Paperback]

Newt Scamander AKA J.K. Rowling
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March 12 2001
As featured in the first year set texts reading list in "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone", "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is an extensive introduction to the magical beasts that exist in the magical, non-Muggle world. Some of the animals featured in the A-Z you will have already met in the existing Harry Potter books: for example Hippogriff, Flobberworm, Kappa - others you certainly won't: read on to find out exactly what a Chizpurfle is, why there are so few Erumpents, or why one should always beware of the sinister Lethifold. As Albus Dumbledore says in his introduction, this set text book by Newt Scamander has given the perfect grounding to many a Hogwarts student. It will be helpful to all Muggles out there too. On reading the book you will also find that Harry, Ron and (in one instance) Hermione - couldn't resist grafittiing the book, and adding their own personal hand-written opinions.
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If you're a Harry Potter fan and are desperate to fill the gap between Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire and the next instalment (sorry folks, no date as yet but as soon as we know we'll tell you), then this JK offering could be the answer to your Potter prayers.

JK Rowling takes her enviable ability to turn paper into gold to the next level by cleverly teaming up with Comic Relief 2001 to bring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (a set text during Harry's first year at Hogwarts) and Quidditch Through the Ages (Harry's favourite book), to the masses--and all the money goes to charity.

To be one of the first to lay your hands on these books, simply order now. And on Friday, March 16 just watch as the money you pay goes into the Comic Relief coffers... --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly

Two new books penned by J.K. Rowling will help tide over Harry Potter fans as they await book five, and raise money for a good cause: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, an A to Z listing of all beings magical (and required reading for all first-year Hogwarts students), and Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (a "renowned Quidditch expert"), the official handbook of the wizard's sport of choice, both with a foreword by esteemed Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore. Rowling wrote the books to raise funds for Comic Relief in the U.K., a charitable organization helping poor and disadvantaged people in Africa and the U.K. (not affiliated with the U.S. Comic Relief organization). Many printers and paper suppliers are joining in the effort by donating their services.

Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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4.0 out of 5 stars I'll be a Blast-ended Skrewt.... Jan. 29 2004
Format:School & Library Binding
This is a reprint by Obscurus House of Newton Artemis Fido Scamander's classic magizoological reference work. Forward by Albus Dumbledore. This particular edition is the first to be offered to the non-wizarding public.
The introduction covers the classification of magical creatures into beings, beasts, or spirits. The history, politics, and fine points of this division is examined.
Next, there is a section on the concealment of magical beasts from the non-wizarding public. This includes the establishment of safe habitats, as well as the use of disillusionment charms, memory charms, and other techniques. The activities of the Office of Misinformation in spreading false information are also examined.
The Ministry of Magic classifications of all known magical creatures from XXXXX (known wizard killer) to X (positively boring) are listed and defined.
The main body of the reference lists all known magical creatures alphabetically. The M.O.M. classification, physical description, habitat, behavior, and distribution are clearly and concisely noted for each entry. These entries are: Acromantula, Ashwinder, Augurey, Basilisk, Billywig, Bowtruckle, Bundimum, Centaur, Chimaera, Chizpurfle, Clabbert, Crup, Demiguise, Diricawl, Doxy, Dragon (all breeds), Dugbog, Erkling, Erumpent, Fairy, Fire Crab, Flobberworm, Fwooper, Ghoul, Glumbumble, Gnome, Graphorn, Griffin, Grindylow, Hippocampus, Hippogriff, Horklump, Imp, Jarvey, Jobberknoll, Kappa, Kelpie, Knarl, Kneazle, Leprechaun, Lethifold, Lobalug, Mackled Malaclaw, Manticore, Merpeople, Moke, Mooncalf, Murtlap, Niffler, Nogtail, Nundu, Occamy, Phoenix, Pixie, Plimpy, Pogrebin, Porlock, Puffskein, Quintaped, Ramora, Red Cap, Re'em, Runespoor, Salamander, Sea Serpent, Shrake, Snidget, Sphinx, Streeler, Tebo, Troll, Unicorn, Werewolf, Winged Horse, and Yeti.
I have only two questions concerning this edition: 1) why are there so few illustrations, and 2) why no Blast-Ended Skrewts?
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5.0 out of 5 stars Another wonderful book June 13 2014
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Another wonderful book to add to my collection. While I was sad there was no drawings of the Beasts, I was still happy with the book itself. I wondered why there were no blast end skrewets but beyond that lovely book and the added notes from the kids were an added bonus
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5.0 out of 5 stars Quick service. Jan. 28 2014
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Ordered this book last Wed, and received it this Tuesday. Quick service indeed!

Looking forward to reading through the pages as I have wanted this Harry Potter companion book for a while now.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Just what i was looking for! Jan. 16 2014
By Alyssa
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I loved this book so much! The way JK wrote it was awesome...because it is really just like a text book that some kids decided to write in xD I think every potterhead should have this book!
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3.0 out of 5 stars excellent service Nov. 19 2013
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the book is not what i expected kind of like a very small comic book the kids mite like it anyway tho.
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3.0 out of 5 stars could have spent more time writing this Nov. 9 2013
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Why are most of the magical creatures living in great Britain? i would have thought they should be a little more spread out
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5.0 out of 5 stars J. K. Rowling has an impressive imagination. April 13 2013
By Sheila McVicar TOP 500 REVIEWER
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I got a real bank out of this short book, enjoying the 'facts' and stories immensely! Harry Potter fans...this is a must read!
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5.0 out of 5 stars An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts May 25 2012
If you've read all the Harry Potter books, or even a few of them, and would like to know more about the Wizard World in which Harry, his friends and millions of other wizards get to live, this book is a must to buy.

As a copy of an official school book Harry has to buy and read during his studies, and written by Newt Scamander (Luna Lovegood's eventual grandfather-in-law), Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them covers a large range of magical creatures from all around the world. Not only that, it also covers Muggle and their perceptions of the Wizard world and its creatures.

Written in a clear and simple way, this book also offers gorgeous ink drawings done by J K Rowling, who originally wanted to illustrate her book chapters by herself, along with some funny comments by Dumbledore and Harry Potter and his friends, as they take note of what is an Acromantula, a Billywig, or a Puffskein.

In the end, this book is a nice short treat for fans of Harry Potter, but also to fans of all magical creatures.
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