Monday, October 24, 2011

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
by J.K. Rowling [j 823 Row]

With the release of the final film in the Harry Potter series this summer, I went in search of some of the more obscure of the Harry Potter tie-in volumes. A lot of readers are probably familiar with The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which came out after the final Harry Potter novel. What many fans many not realize is that there were two quirky little tie-ins released as charity fund raisers while the Harry Potter books were still being produced. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a fun little encyclopedia of the magical beasts that have appeared (or been mentioned) in the various Harry Potter books. Produced like a school handbook, with supposed hand-written notes in the margins by Harry and his friends, this is a quick read that any Harry Potter enthusiast should track down. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Quidditch Through the Ages [j823 Row] ] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

[ official J.K. Rowling web site ]

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