Rowling whom known as an author and have wrote many interesting books with great story telling. This book was very surprised because of its 4. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.
Who's doing a very good work at Potter series? View 1 comment. Feb 08, Vanessa J. But see, the thing is, no matter how funny the handwritten notes in the book were, no matter how much I giggled at them and the introduction and every time they mentioned the word "Muggle", the content of the book itself was Don't make those faces at me! I'll explain: The thing is, I'm not entertained by reading tye descriptions of the 75 so far known species of fantastic beasts.
Sure, they're interesting and I'm glad I now knoe how they look and behave, but I feel like I'm reading a school book! Well, yeah, this is supposed to be a Hogwarts text book. I couldn't expect to be as blown away as I was with the original series. Still, it was a little tedious, especially since I read it in less than a day.
I need to praise the author, though, for writing this. Every time I read about another of the creatures in this book, I told myself, "wow, she really gave lots of thinking for this I mean, these are the descriptions for magical beasts!
And of course, since this edition is supposed to be a copy of Harry's own book, it's full with things he and Ron Weasley wrote. Honestly, I'm very grateful for them, because they made the book more bearable, and please, I can't deny they were hilarious. I think this book is suffice for me to know I wouldn't exactly enjoy that subject, buuuuut of course I'm gonna watch the movie. View all 7 comments. Oh, the hogwartiness and yet the outside of all that, that Newt brings to this is a breath of fresh magic!
I loved seeing and hearing about the animals and his passion for them. He's like a small Hagrid. I love that. I know my husband's gonna love this bc he's like a tall, skinnier Hagrid too. I loved the rating system, so you knew what to expect.
I wanted to read this book, not the scripted, nor see the film- first. I wanted this to be my first experience with this branch of HP or the Wizarding Oh, the hogwartiness and yet the outside of all that, that Newt brings to this is a breath of fresh magic!
I wanted this to be my first experience with this branch of HP or the Wizarding World. The pictures are beautiful. I cannot wait until I go to Universal and be the biggest geek ever w my husband someday. As always JK R, Five stars from me. I love your Lumos foundation. This book was from the Pottermore Store and was an ebook, but it did not disappoint.
Those drawings were true and bold. The colors were vivid. So until we can scout out a copy to hold, this will definitely do. Thanks for bringing some of that world back, just know I don't think plays are doing so well. Well, one thing is for sure. Hogwarts is my dream school. Everything magic-related is my thing. And this book would have been a treat to study dragons are far more fascinating than bacteria. On the other hand, if I had to learn all this stuff, I'm sure I would have not liked it that much anymore.
I tended to hate everything that was mandatory. Anyway, this is a fun little read that will take you back to the wizarding world of Harry Potter. View all 13 comments. I absolutely adored it. Jan 19, Lyn rated it liked it. Too much fun! Told from the perspective of Magizoologist Newt Scamander, this is a Hogwarts textbook that catalogues and describes fantastic beasts. There is a novelization of the Too much fun! There is a novelization of the film directed by David Yates and starring Eddie Redmayne and screenwriting duties handled by Rowling herself but this is not that.
Straightforward and charming, this is a fun addition to the Harry Potter universe. Nov 25, Angela rated it it was amazing. Read this awhile back. No idea why I didn't mark it. Love anything jkr. Aug 03, Mariah Roze rated it really liked it. I originally picked up this book thinking it was the screen play for the movie Fantastic Beasts, but was surprised to find it a "textbook.
I loved reading about beasts that I recognized in the movie and in the Harry Potter series. In other words, the book contains information on magical creatures. The title is quite self-explanatory, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains 85 different magical creature species located worldwide. Fairies, as envisaged by the Muggle, inhabit tiny dwellings fashioned out of flower petals, hollowed-out toadstools, and similar. They are often depicted as carrying wands. Of all magical beasts the fairy might be said to have received the best Muggle press.
The fairy possesses a weak brand of magic that it may use to deter predators, such as the Augurey. It has a quarrelsome nature but, being excessively vain, it will become docile on any occasion when it is called to act as an ornament.
Despite its humanlike appearance, the fairy cannot speak. It makes a high-pitched buzzing noise to communicate with its fellows. The fairy lays up to fifty eggs at a time on the underside of leaves. The eggs hatch into brightly coloured larvae. At the age of six to ten days these spin themselves a cocoon, from which they emerge one month later as fully formed winged adults. Fire Crab M. Classification: XXX Despite its name, the fire crab greatly resembles a large tortoise with a heavily jewelled shell.
In its native Fiji, a stretch of coast has been turned into a reservation for its protection, not only against Muggles, who might be tempted by its valuable shell, but also against unscrupulous wizards, who use the shells as highly prized cauldrons. The fire crab does, however, have its own defence mechanism: It shoots flames from its rear end when attacked.
Fire crabs are exported as pets but a special licence is necessary. Flobberworm M. Classification: X The Flobberworm lives in damp ditches. A thick brown worm reaching up to ten inches in length, the Flobberworm moves very little. Fwooper M. The Fwooper has long been a provider of fancy quills and also lays brilliantly patterned eggs. Though at first enjoyable, Fwooper song will eventually drive the listener to insanity8 and the Fwooper is consequently sold with a Silencing Charm upon it, which will need monthly reinforcement.
Fwooper owners require licences, as the creatures must be handled responsibly. Ghoul M. Classification: XX The ghoul, though ugly, is not a particularly dangerous creature. It resembles a somewhat slimy, buck-toothed ogre, and generally resides in attics or barns belonging to wizards, where it eats spiders and moths.
It moans and occasionally throws objects around, but is essentially simple-minded and will, at worst, growl alarmingly at anyone who stumbles across it. A Ghoul Task Force exists at the Department for the Regulation and Control of 8 Uric the Oddball attempted at one time to prove that Fwooper song was actually beneficial to the health and listened to it for three months on end without a break.
Glumbumble M. Classification: XXX The Glumbumble northern Europe is a grey, furry-bodied flying insect that produces melancholy-inducing treacle, which is used as an antidote to the hysteria produced by eating Alihotsy leaves. It has been known to infest beehives, with disastrous effects on the honey. Glumbumbles nest in dark and secluded places such as hollow trees and caves.
They feed on nettles. Gnome M. It may reach a foot in height, with a disproportionately large head and hard, bony feet. The gnome can be expelled from the garden by swinging it in circles until dizzy and then dropping it over the garden wall. Alternatively a Jarvey may be used, though many wizards nowadays find this method of gnome-control too brutal. Graphorn M. Mountain trolls can occasionally be seen mounted on Graphorns, though the latter do not seem to take kindly to attempts to tame them and it is more common to see a troll covered in Graphorn scars.
Powdered Graphorn horn is used in many potions, though it is immensely expensive owing to the difficulty in collecting it.
Griffin M. Classification: XXXX The griffin originated in Greece and has the front legs and head of a giant eagle, but the body and hind legs of a lion. Like sphinxes see page 39 , griffins are often employed by wizards to guard treasure.
Though griffins are fierce, a handful of skilled wizards have been known to befriend one. Griffins feed on raw meat. Grindylow M. It feeds on small fish and is aggressive towards wizards and Muggles alike, though merpeople have been known to domesticate it.
The Grindylow has very long fingers, which, though they exert a powerful grip, are easy to break. Hippocampus M. Though the species is usually to be found in the Mediterranean, a superb blue roan specimen was caught by merpeople off the shores of Scotland in and subsequently domesticated by them.
The hippocampus lays large, semi- transparent eggs through which the Tadfoal may be seen. Hippogriff M. It has the head of a giant eagle and the body of a horse. It can be tamed, though this should be attempted only by experts.
Eye contact should be maintained when approaching a Hippogriff. Bowing shows good intentions. If the Hippogriff returns the greeting, it is safe to draw closer. The Hippogriff burrows for insects but will also eat birds and small mammals.
Breeding Hippogriffs build nests upon the ground into which they will lay a single large and fragile egg, which hatches within twenty-four hours. The fledgling Hippogriff should be ready to fly within a week, though it will be a matter of months before it is able to accompany its parent on longer journeys.
Horklump M. Classification: X The Horklump comes from Scandinavia but is now widespread throughout northern Europe. It resembles a fleshy, pinkish mushroom covered in sparse, wiry black bristles. It spreads sinewy tentacles rather than roots into the ground to search for its preferred food of earthworms. The Horklump is a favourite delicacy of gnomes but otherwise has no discernible use. Imp M. It is sometimes confused with the pixie.
They are of similar height between six and eight inches , though the imp cannot fly as the pixie can, nor is it as vividly coloured the imp is usually dark brown to black. It does, however, have a similar slapstick sense of humour. Its preferred terrain is damp and marshy, and it is often found near river banks, where it will amuse itself by pushing and tripping the unwary.
Imps eat small insects and have breeding habits much like the fairies, though imps do not spin cocoons; the young are hatched fully formed at around one inch in length. Jarvey M. It resembles an overgrown ferret in most respects, except for the fact that it can talk. True conversation, however, is beyond the wit of the Jarvey, which tends to confine itself to short and often rude phrases in an almost constant stream.
Jarveys live mostly below ground, where they pursue gnomes, though they will also eat moles, rats, and voles. Jobberknoll M. It makes no sound until the moment of its death, at which point it lets out a long scream made up of every sound it has ever heard, regurgitated backwards.
Jobberknoll feathers are used in Truth Serums and Memory Potions. Kappa M. Often said to look like a monkey with fish scales instead of fur, it has a hollow in the top of its head in which it carries water.
In confrontation, a wizard should trick the Kappa into bowing — if it does so, the water in the hollow of its head will run out, depriving it of all its strength. Kelpie M. Classification: XXXX This British and Irish water demon can take various shapes, though it most often appears as a horse with bulrushes for a mane.
Having lured the unwary onto its back, it will dive straight to the bottom of its river or lake and devour the rider, letting the entrails float to the surface. The correct means to overcome a kelpie is to get a bridle over its head with a Placement Charm, which renders it docile and unthreatening. Its favourite form is that of a sea serpent see page International Confederation of Wizard observers realised that they were not dealing with a true serpent when they saw it turn into an otter on the approach of a team of Muggle investigators and then transform back into a serpent when the coast was clear.
Knarl M. Many a Muggle child has been accused of vandalism when an offended Knarl was the real culprit. Kneazle M. The Kneazle has an uncanny ability to detect unsavoury or suspicious characters and can be relied upon to guide its owner safely home if they are lost. Licences are required for ownership as like Crups and Fwoopers Kneazles are sufficiently unusual in appearance to attract Muggle interest.
Leprechaun sometimes known as Clauricorn M. Classification: XXX More intelligent than the fairy and less malicious than the imp, the pixie, or the Doxy, the leprechaun is nevertheless mischievous. Found only in Ireland, it achieves a height of up to six inches and is green in colour. It has been known to create crude clothing from leaves. Leprechauns produce a realistic goldlike substance that vanishes after a few hours, to their great amusement.
Leprechauns eat leaves and, despite their reputation as pranksters, are not known ever to have done lasting damage to a human.
Lethifold also known as Living Shroud M. It resembles a black cloak perhaps half an inch thick thicker if it has recently killed and digested a victim , which glides along the ground at night. Believing it to be nothing more than the leaves of the tree outside, I turned over in bed, with my back to the window, and caught sight of what appeared to be a shapeless black shadow sliding underneath my bedroom door. I lay motionless, trying sleepily to divine what was causing such a shadow in a room lit only by moonlight.
Undoubtedly my stillness led the Lethifold to believe that its potential victim was sleeping. To my horror, the shadow began to creep up the bed, and I felt its slight weight upon me. It resembled nothing so much as a rippling black cape, the edges fluttering slightly as it slithered up the bed towards me.
Paralysed with fear, I felt its clammy touch upon my chin before I sat bolt upright. The thing attempted to smother me, sliding inexorably up my face, over my mouth and nostrils, but still I struggled, feeling it wrapping its coldness about me all the while. Unable to cry for assistance, I groped for my wand. Now dizzy as the thing sealed itself about my face, incapable of drawing breath, I concentrated with all my might upon the Stupefying Charm and then — as that failed to subdue the creature, though blasting a hole in my bedroom door — upon the Impediment Hex, which likewise availed me naught.
Still struggling madly, I rolled sideways and fell heavily to the floor, now entirely wrapped in the Lethifold. I knew that I was about to lose consciousness completely as I suffocated. Desperately, I mustered up my last reserve of energy. Almost at once I felt fresh air upon my face. Completely round, with a very long, thin beak and glistening, jewel-like red eyes, the Golden Snidget is an extremely fast flier that can change direction with uncanny speed and skill, owing to the rotational joints of its wings.
The danger was recognised in time and the species protected, the most notable factor being the substitution of the Golden Snitch for the Snidget in the game of Quidditch. For over a thousand years it has been used by witches and wizards to guard valuables and secret hideaways. Highly intelligent, the sphinx delights in puzzles and riddles.
It is usually dangerous only when what it is guarding is threatened. The Streeler is native to several African countries, though it has been successfully raised by wizards in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. It is kept as a pet by those who enjoy its kaleidoscopic colour changes, and its venom is one of the few substances known to kill Horklumps.
It has the power of invisibility, making it difficult to evade or catch, and is very dangerous. Tebo hide is highly prized by wizards for protective shields and clothing.