Fantastic beasts and where to find them / by Newt Schamander ; special edition with a foreword by Albus Dumbledore.
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- ISBN: 9780545850568
- ISBN: 0439295017 (alk. paper)
- Physical Description: 42 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2001.
Written by J.K. Rowling as a fictitious author.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Monthly Selections - #1 May 2001
Reviewed with J. K. Rowling's Quidditch through the Ages. Gr. 4-7. Because this is a "Harry Potterless" year, kids in need of a fix may find it in these two volumes. The conceit is that these are Harry's schoolbooks (Fantastic Beasts, by Newt Scamander; Quidditch, by Kennilworthy Whisp), with margin notes by Harry and pal Ron Weasley. The concept breaks down in the introductions: Professor Dumbledore explains that the books are being offered to muggles (because the proceeds of the books are going to British charity Comic Relief, a disclosure that will raise the eyebrows of any reader who undestands the importance of secrecy in the wizard world. Nevertheless, a lot of effort has gone into making these seem like real textbooks. The jackets look torn and faded, the print is (annoyingly) small, and the information is well detailed. Illustrations are in short supply, and not every fan will want to know this much about Quidditch and imaginary beasts, especially when the text is so hard to read. Buy several copies (the money really does go to charity), but expect a few disappointed readers. ((Reviewed May 1, 2001)) Copyright 2001 Booklist Reviews
Newt Scamander was awarded the Order of Merlin, Second Class, in 1979 in recognition of his services to the study of magical beasts, Magizoology. Now retired, he lives in Dorset with his wife, Porpentina, and their pet Kneazles: Hoppy, Milly, and Mauler.
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