Publisher's Note:  

A set 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 …

Comic Relief will give the money it gets from the sales of this book to projects helping some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J. K. Rowling

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With the first Fantastic Beasts movie out in theaters (and more movies to come), you've got some studying up to do!

This clever short book is a perfect read for the Harry Potter nerd. With a fun introduction about the magical beasts, and a forward written by Albus Dumbledore, you can't go wrong.  But then there are scrawled notes written throughout the books, all by your favorite characters. So that is perfect.  Each of the beast descriptions are either a bit funny and clever, or slightly sinister in a way to draw interest. If you loved Harry Potter, you will like this background read. If you thought Harry Potter was just okay, you can probably skip this book. It is really a book for the true Harry Potter nerd.

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Violence/Gore:  A story of an animal biting a human; beasts are mentioned to eat humans; a beast is talked about as frequently burning down homes; a creature is discussed that has killing powers; a creature is mentioned to attack eyeballs of humans; a mention of a man who killed a creature and then fell to his death; a creature is mentioned to have killed lots of kangaroos once; some dragons are mentioned to prefer eating humans, and other types of the dragons are mentioned to eat different animals; a creature's violent tendencies are mentioned in a slightly gruesome way; a creature is described as liking to eat children; a creature is discussed that can make other creatures explode; a creature is said to feed on human blood; a short gruesome description about a creature eating humans; a creature is mentioned to murder and eat humans, and an account is written in which a human is attacked and nearly killed; a creature is mentioned to eat feet when it is stepped on; a creature is discussed that likes to attack and attempt to eat humans; creatures are mentioned to like eating humans; a violent story is told regarding humans and beasts killing each other, not detailed; a creature likes being around blood and likes to beat people to death; a three-headed beast is mentioned to sometimes bite one of its own heads off; a creature is mentioned to eat humans; a creature is mentioned to attack humans.

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Reviewed By Amber
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