Fantastic Beast And Where To Find Them by Newt Scamander Review

This is the final book in the Hogwarts Library and I am a bit sad that I won’t be able to read any more on the wizarding world unless it is the actually Harry Potter books. Anyway, it is time for a review.


The Story

An approved textbook at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry since publication, Newt Scamander’s masterpiece has entertained wizarding families through the generations. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an indispensable introduction to the magical beasts of the wizarding world. Scamander’s years of travel and research have created a tome of unparalleled importance. Some of the beasts will be familiar to readers of the Harry Potter books – the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, the Hungarian Horntail … Others will surprise even the most ardent amateur magizoologist. Dip in to discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents …

Taken from Goodreads

My Opinion

After finishing the Tales of Beedle the Bard I went to amazon and bought the final book in the series just so I can finish another series, and thanks to Amazon Prime I got it the next day and finished it the same day. This book is basically the dictionary of all the magical animals that are around the wizarding world and you get to find out a lot about them and how dangerous they are.

As we get to see it from the point of view of Newt Scamander we get a bits of comedy add into the book through the foot notes. This actually makes this book a bit more of a fun read. I loved reading about all the different animals and what they look like but I did get bored on my way through and kept finding myself looking to see how many pages I had left to go before I was finished. When there were drawings to help give the reader a better idea of what the animals look like I found that to be a lot more interesting, while having to imagine what an actual leprechaun looks like was a bit of a bore after we got to see what an actual imp looked like.

This is a great addition to the overall series as we get to find more about the world but as it is basically a dictionary unless you are going to be using it for a bit more information on when an animal is mentioned then you will almost certainly get bored. But is does help out charity so make sure you give this book a buy.

Aaron Morrsi

Book Reviews


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