Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them PDF - Overview
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them often referred to as simply Fantastic Beasts is a 2001 guide book written by British author J. K. Rowling under the pen name of the fictitious author Newt Scamander about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. The original version, illustrated by the author herself, purports to be Harry Potter’s copy of the textbook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the first novel of the Harry Potter series.
About Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in a 2001 interview with publisher Scholastic, Rowling stated that she chose the subject of magical creatures because it was a fun topic for which she had already developed much information in earlier books. Rowling’s name did not appear on the cover of the first edition, the work being credited under the pen name “Newt Scamander”, who, in the books, wrote this textbook as seen on Harry’s supply list for his first year.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Contents of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
- Foreword by the Author
- About This Book
- What Is a Beast?
- A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts
- Magical Beasts in Hiding
- Why Magizoology Matters
- Ministry of Magic Classifications
- An A–Z of Fantastic Beasts
- About the Author