Saturday, 19 December 2015

Mini Review - Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

6351469Genre: fantasy, childrens
Rating: 3.5/5
Pages: 123

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

- Albus Dumbledore

My thoughts 
Eventhough I loved the entire Harry Potter series I never read the companion books Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and Tales of Beedle the Bard. Now that a movie revolving around the fictional author of this book is in the making it finally was the right time to read it. If you love the Harry Potter series you will probably enjoy this book, as once again it shows Rowling's incredible creativity. The book contains descriptions of magical beasts such as what they look like, where they can be found and some interesting facts. Throughout the book Harry and Ron have made some annotation, which was a lovely touch. I did very much enjoy this little book, but I do have to say that it was definitely long enough. If the book had been longer I probably would have gotten a little bored. Also, I would have loved if there had been illustrations for all of the beasts. Perhaps one day there will be an edition that includes this?


  1. To be honest, I'm utterly confused about what this book even relates to! Is this a prequel? Sequel? Novella? I'm under the impression that it pertains to Harry's father's character arc and how Voldermort became Lord Voldemort.

    1. It is sort of an fictional non fiction book about the creatures of the magical world of Harry Potter. There are footnotes by Harry and Ron and Dumbledore has written an introduction, but there isn't really a story here. It is fun if you want to know more about Harry's world, but if you're hoping for an actual story it will probably be dissapointing :)

  2. I'm actually not a huge HP fan so I can see why I might not read these. I am thinking about it though, especially with the movie coming out pretty soon. I am glad you liked the book well enough but it seems like a side thing, and not really a story. Which makes me curious how they are managing the film then!