What struck most about Fantastic Beasts, wasn’t just another Harry Potter base book, although that is a plus, it was the sole purpose it. J.K. Rowling created Fantastic Beasts for Comic Relief.
If you aren’t sure of what that is, it’s a UK based charity to free the world of poverty. From every sale this book makes 19% of the sale price would be donated. How incredible is that! True magic exist!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is written by Newt Scamander, Hogwarts graduate and has since traveled the world and has collected information of different creatures. Newt breaks down each creature and ranks them, from highly dangerous, trainable, or plain boring.
The book is a required textbook for first year Hogwarts students, and this one is Harry Potter’s copy. Although, it belonged to Harry, notations throughout the book are from Ron Weasley. Ron’s notes are funny when Newt describes certain creatures and Harry, Ron and Hermione have dealt with or writing “has Hagrid read this?” because of his interest in dangerous creatures too.
It has great insights in the creatures in the Harry Potter universe and I loved reading about it. The humor is great, especially reading it and remembering why Ron would feel that way. It’s a fast, easy and enjoyable read! I’m now ready for the adaption and extremely eager to see how Newt, the magizoologist, learned about this scary, and yet wonderful creatures.