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Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them

J. K. Rowling

Average Review Rating Average Rating 8/10 (2 Reviews)
Book Details

Publisher : Bloomsbury

Published : 2001

Copyright : J. K. Rowling 2001

ISBN-10 : PB 0-7475-5466-8
ISBN-13 : PB 978-0-7475-5466-0

Publisher's Write-Up

A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where 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 ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.

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Review by Chrissi (011101) Rating (8/10)
Review by Nigel (011101) Rating (7/10)

Review by Chrissi
Rating 8/10
The second of the little books released by JK Rowling to raise money for Comic Relief, this is a copy of Harry Potter's book. (Complete with graffiti and funny comments!) It is supposedly a work of fiction for us muggles, but much of it is just too familiar, so it may make you think...

I personally think that I have suffered from the attentions of a Chizpurfle - a nasty little being that, in the absence of magical items to gnaw on, will eat the innards of electrical objects, resulting in their unexplained demise.

It is not the largest of books ever released, but if you tried, you could not come up with so many silly names and traits for a bunch of animals. Go on, if you liked Harry Potter, then you will enjoy this - it will make you smile, anyway, when you realise just how many of these beasts you may have unwittingly seen... and you will never leave food out for hedgehogs again, not if you value your garden, you won't anyway...
Chrissi (1st November 2001)

Review by Nigel
Rating 7/10
During the various Harry Potter books you will have come across a large number of monsters and beasts which have had minimal introductions into the story. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them contains, in one volume, all you need to know but were afraid to ask.

This is a great little book and like Quidditch Through the Ages adds to the whole Harry Potter experience and fills in many gaps. The graffiti throughout is a nice touch that will have you smiling.

I would also like to make a prediction. In Harry Potter 5 I think we shall see a Lethifold making an appearance... very nasty!
Nigel (1st November 2001)

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