Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander’s classic compendium of magical creatures, has delighted generations of wizarding readers. With this beautiful, large-scale new edition illustrated in full color, Muggles too will have the chance to discover where the Runespoor lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why shiny objects should always be kept away from the Niffler.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling’s international charity, Lumos, which will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, one can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.
Hmm. Not very textbook-like, or really at all what I was expecting or hoping for.
As someone who is something of a stickler for fantastical creatures this one was plain, raw, and riddled with errors (even if authorial).
A bit disappointed I bought the Hogwarst Library Collection, even if proceeds go to Lumos. All three hardcover books in this set were a disappointment.
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