Book Review: Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Sunday, June 06, 2010

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Fantastic Beasts & Where To Find Them by J.K. Rowling (Newt Scamander)
(Started: May 10, 2010; Finished: May 10, 2010)

Two new books penned by J.K. Rowling will help tide over Harry Potter fans as they await book five, and raise money for a good cause: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander, an A to Z listing of all beings magical (and required reading for all first-year Hogwarts students), and Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp (a "renowned Quidditch expert"), the official handbook of the wizard's sport of choice, both with a foreword by esteemed Hogwarts headmaster Dumbledore. Rowling wrote the books to raise funds for Comic Relief in the U.K., a charitable organization helping the poor and disadvantaged in Africa and the U.K.! (not affiliated with the U.S. Comic Relief organization). Many printers and paper suppliers are joining in the effort by donating their services. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc. (From Shelfari)
Review: 4 stars
Source: Ebook
Available at: Amazon
I really love the range of creativity that J.K. Rowling inserts in her works. She created make-believe creatures on her own based on mythological creatures. It is a fun companion book.

I also love the witty side of the book by putting some commentary and some doodles from Harry, Ron and Hermione. It made the book extra special.

Sound Snippets:

Do the Hippogriff by The Weird Sisters
Do The Hippogriff (Album Version) by Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Soundtrack on Grooveshark
can you dance like a hippogriff
flying off from a cliff 
swooping down to the ground
wiggle around and around and around and around ma

Fawkes' Lament by Talons & Tea Leaves

Fawkes' Lament by Talons & Tea Leaves on Grooveshark
And we all fall down
To say goodbye as he burns
To the sky he flies
Fawkes's cries will not return

It Sucked When Dad was Bitten by Nagini by Gred and Forge
It Sucked When Dad Was Bitten By Nagini by Gred and Forge on Grooveshark

It sucked when dad was bitten by Nagini
He should've been awake instead of dreaming
It sucked that dad was bitten by Voldemort's snake
I guess he knows now to pay attention
Especially on a secret mission
We don't want our dad to nearly die again

Grindylows's Garden by Draco and the Malfoys
Grindylows's Garden by Draco and the Malfoys on Grooveshark
I'd like to be
Under the Sea
In a Grindylows's Garden
In a shade

Happy Reading Everyone!

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