Review: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Newt Scamander’s best work.  Newt Scamander wrote a brilliant little textbook that covers many of the mythical beast you’ve heard of (several you haven’t) and (as the name implies) where you might be able to find them.  The addition I picked up came complete with impetuous student notes carelessly written in the margins.

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J.K. Rowling wrote this as a fund raising opportunity.  I’ll be honest it’s hard to read, who enjoys reading a textbook?  It’s a fun novelty item, but it strains the bounds of enjoyment and in some ways the bounds of credibility.  Rowling had Hermione write in the book too, which is something she would have never done.

Overall I give this book 2 stars.

Next Up: The Limners: America’s Earliest Portrait Painters by Leonard Everett Fisher

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