We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Friday, 15 June 2012

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Never tickle a sleeping dragon
"A big hairy thing with too many legs"

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Author: J.K. Rowling

Pages: 88

Source: Own

Publisher: Obscurus Books in association with Bloomsbury

The Synopsis

A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, 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 improving and saving the lives of children around the world, which means that the dollars 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 most sincerel that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.

      -Albus Dumbledore 

The Review

Everything I read by J.K. Rowling incites within me a great sense of awe. 7 full novels. Quidditch through the ages. The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. It just amazes me how greatly she has been able to flesh out a world that once existed only in her imagination. Not to mention all the details that are shared on Pottermore! Sadly I am a Hufflepuff, but that is not the point...

Whether you are an old or a new Harry Potter fan, this book is a must read. If not for the information, then for the notes scribbled in by Harry, Ron and Hermione. Your mind will be blown by the description of magical creatures that you have and have not heard of before. Ranging from the well known Centaur and Phoenix to the lesser known Re'em, Nundu and Doxy - this book will entertain you. Again I have to applaud J.K. Rowling for creating so many fantastic beasts and sharing them with us all. It is like a mini encyclopedia with all the information that it gives you, speaking of which I cannot wait for the Harry Potter Encyclopedia that Ms Rowling is working on to be released. If this is mind blowing then I fear we shall all be zombies after reading the entire encyclopedia, I am sure that it will be that awesome.

So do yourself a favour and get yourself a copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them, if for no other reason than to help Comic Relief to whom all the funds from the sale of these books is donated. Help make someone else smile, whilst smiling yourself when you are regaled by the marvellous-ness of this book. It's the right thing to do!

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