February 1, 2018

Series: Hogwarts Library
Format: Hardcover

Pages: 59 pages
Published: June 1st 2001
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
ISBN: 0439321603

This review is for the textbook release under the name “Fantastic Beasts and where to find them”, not the movie script released under the same name.


3.5 out of 5 stars

Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them is one of the approved textbooks on Hogwarts School of Wizardry and Magic used by Harry Potter. It introduces the students to the magical beasts of the Wizarding world and features some beasts that are well known from the mainline Harry Potter books like the Hippogriff, the Basilisk, and the Hungarian Horntail.

There is no plot, or overarching story seeing it’s litterally one of Harry’s textbooks released for us to read and discover magical beasts we haven’t gotten to known through the mainline Harry Potter series. the book features a lot of information about the beasts which are fun to discover like their sleeping and eating habits, where they ife and how they’ve been discovered. The physical books also features notes from the trio Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger that makes it for an more interesting read, and makes it fun to read about the beasts that were introduces and fleshed out in the mainseries because those are the beasts the notes are mainly found, giving also them more new content to discover.

All in all is Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them an interesting and enjoyable read if you’d like to jump futher into the magical world of Harry Potter and would like to read about the magical beasts that inhabit this world. Don’t pick it up as “another Harry Potter” book though, because of the nature of this book you’ll be left wanting an actual story.