" Nostalgia.That's how I felt when I read this. It's a short book filled with information about the magical creatures. Definitely a Potterhead's guide about these fascinating creatures. How I wish I can have a Hippogriff as a pet. That will be fun. Gah! I miss reading Harry Potter and I can't wait for the movie ;) Newt Scamander is interesting. " Beatrice Masaluñga said.
"This is written as Harry Potter's own textbook for Hogwarts. Obviously, it's J.K. Rowling writing as a character from Harry's world. It serves more as a reference to readers of the Magical Creatures in the series.
The movie that is coming out by the same name in November of this year (2016) is based on some of the creatures referenced in this book. I do believe the main character in the movie is actually the "author" of this book, Newt Scamander... And, I cannot begin to describe how excited I am after watching the trailer. The movie is basically the reason I read the book.
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It's more of a 4.5 star. It's a super fast read. It took me less than an hour and half to get through it. It's a cute little fun companion to the series. It reads like a encyclopedia so it's not super exciting but it's nice to try and remember all the magical creatures from the Harry Potter books. I believe it's profits goes to charity of some kind.
It also made me want to re-read the series which I plan to begin very soon!" VictoriaNickers said.
" VERY interesting. And the side notes were hilarious! " Elena said.
"Did I expect more than this? Hell to the no, I'm truthfully ecstatic that this turned out to be that good, it's truly a piece of the wizarding world, bringing every single part of the world to life again. Rowling's writing is what makes all this so magical, that's the conclusion I've reached to.
So, I'm pumped for the movie and thought why not pump myself a bit more? And since I had the Hogwarts Library sitting on my bookcase I thought, "let's do this" and here I am, going out of my mind with excitement for the movie. I simply want as many beasts as possible from the book to show up in the movie, especially the Fwooper, but I'm not even sure that's going to be the movie's subject.
I loved Harry and Ron's notes on the book, they gave another vibe to it.. and I laughed my ass off.
Now, I shall read the next book." Laz said.
" ¿Soy la única que está deseando ver la película? Tengo curiosidad por ver que guión pueden lograr sacar de una enciclopedia sobre seres fantásticos. " Inés Izal said.
“I would like to take this opportunity to reassure Muggle purchasers that the amusing creatures described hereafter are fictional and cannot hurt you.To wizards, I say merely: Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus.”
Yes, I am reading it because the film is coming out, but I also read it a long time ago, so a reread was necessary. Plus, I love reading extra material, so not completely because of the film.
When I read it, I went in expecting this to be a textbook, I am glad it was just that, well that, and a bunch of notes from the Golden Trio, I am glad they share my love for annotating books. I have read her The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which I adored, because it told of morals as well as values of the magical world, with this book we learn all the cool creatures we might want to always be very far away from. BUT I DID WISHED FOR IT TO BE FAR LONGER!
“Phoenix song is magical: it is reputed to increase the courage of the pure of heart and to strike fear into the heart of the impure.” " Liz Janet said.
" Harry and Ron <3 <3 And loved all the Hagrid jokes!!ROFLMFAO xD " Tamara said.
"★★★☆☆ • Review also posted on Wordpress! • spoiler-free review!
My main complaint with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is that the majority of the beasts are found in Europe and North America. I think we can all agree that J.K. Rowling doesn't know what diversity is (at least, I hope you do), and that also becomes noticeable while reading this. I know diversity of people is much more important than animals (obviously!), but it does prove once again how she looks at her series: it takes place in predominantly white countries.
Another reason why I didn't love this, is because no concept art was included. Even though the beasts' appearances were described, I still had a hard time visualising some.
The film adaptation created some new creatures that weren't mentioned in this book. Since it is supposed to be written by Newt Scamander himself, it makes no sense that he didn't include them. While I understand why they made new ones for the film, it undermines that we should consider anything mentioned in this book as cannon.
conclusion: This was a nice book, but I couldn't visualise some of the animals and wished more art had been included. Furthermore, too many animals are only found in Europe and North America, which is unrealistic and shows what the world looks like according to J.K. Rowling's imagination." Chelsea said.