Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Original Screenplay

Book - 2016 | First edition, November 2016.
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While attending the Magical Congress of the United States of America in 1926, Newt Scamander is pursued by the wizarding authorities when dangerous beasts and their habitats escape from his magical briefcase.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
Edition: First edition, November 2016.
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781338109061
Branch Call Number: 822.914 ROWLI
Characteristics: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Minalima Design (Firm) - Illustrator


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Nov 04, 2017

The screenplay is quite literally a word for word translation of the movie on which it is based. Unlike Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Fantastic Beasts only adds to the lore of our favorite magical world, and does not arguably damage them like Cursed Child is accused of doing. While there is a plethora of cute art in the book, it does feel like there is so much of it that it adds a good 20-30 pages.

A fun but unsurprising read, good for appreciating the directorial choices and art, but not much else. If you've already seen the movie and are looking for more, do not feel obligated to read this screenplay; you're not missing much.

Aug 29, 2017

This book ......... is like, um and companion to the harry potter series and I think that harry potter fans( like me) will love it (also like me) it is easy to read because you can easily know who is talking.
I really liked it .>-<.

Aug 11, 2017

it was ok, but the movie was SO much better. but i dont like screen plays anyway, so that might
be it... /=

JCLBeckyC Aug 07, 2017

Listen to the eAudiobook read by Eddie Redmayne <3

Aug 07, 2017

Great book for Harry Potter fans.

Jun 14, 2017

Lol! Thought this was the book the movie was based off of, but it's just a guild! Still, very entertaing non the less! 😂

Jun 12, 2017

A quick Sunday read

May 20, 2017

I don't usually read scripts but I liked the movie and found it more enlightening after reading the screenplay. Maybe that's just because I didn't understand it half the time with their accents and the volume was super low because of my sleeping children ... well anyway, I recommend this for Harry Potter fans but it will be more enjoyable if you've seen the movie already. I'm looking forward to the rest of movies. I believe there are going to be 5 all together.

May 18, 2017

Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them (by J.K. Rowling) is about the mystical and magical creatures of the Harry Potter universe. The book was used by the students in the Harry Potter series as a textbook. This book is an encyclopedia, not a chapter book. I wish I went to Hogwarts so I could read the real book with my wizarding friends.

The narrator of the book was Newt Scamander, a magical creature expert. In the book, there are creatures from the “Acromantula”(a giant eight eyed spider) to the “Yeti”(a giant humanoid snow dwelling beast). The book was first released to the wizarding world in 1927.

In Conclusion, I think that this book is really good for Harry Potter fans, or just anybody who wants a good read. I liked the book because it looked really good in my imagination(the book has no illustrations). This book could also encourage people to try to find creatures in the real muggle world. All in all, I rate this book a 10/10!

May 02, 2017

DEAR CHRISCOLEMAN: THIS IS THE ORIGINAL `SCHOOL BOOK`, NOT THE MOVIE (or anything to do with it.) Considering the half-`asterick` description you`ve given of the film (Dumbledore is NOWHERE to be seen, except as being mentioned having stood up for wrongfully accused Newt Scamander at Hogwarts, Pickett is a bowtruckle (although not anywhere near my idea of the proper look for a bowtruckle) and the two sisters are the by-the-book, rush-in-to-the-defense-of-the-helpless-where-MACUSA-fears-to-tread nerd and her delightful, Marilyn Monroe-sweet, Non-Maj (Muggle) adoring baby sister, I have only one question for you: WHAT FILM WERE YOU LOOKING AT, BWANA???????

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