Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Written by J. K. Rowling in 2001 under the pseudonym of Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is an guide to all the magical creatures in the Harry potter series made for a Comic Relief event.

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The book is based on a textbook purchased by Harry Potter in his first year at Hogwarts. The book describes 75 different magical species found throughout the Wizarding World as well as the history of Magizoology. The contents of the book as well as an explanation of each section are as follows;

  • About the Author- Information describing the life and history of author, Newt Scamander
  • Foreword by Albus Dumbledore- A foreword by Albus Dumbledore explaining the purpose of the book
  • Introduction by Newt Scamander- Explaining the reasons behind writing this book
    • About This Book- An introduction of what the book is all about
    • What Is a Beast?- An exact definition of what classifies as a beast
    • A Brief History of Muggle Awareness of Fantastic Beasts- History behind the view of a Muggle on the beasts
    • Magical Beasts in Hiding- Information on the beasts which are currently in hiding
    • Why Magizoology Matters- Information regarding the importance of Magizoology
    • Ministry of Magic Classifications- Danger classifications from the Ministry of Magic
    • An A-Z of Fantastic Beasts- A list of all the known beasts in the Wizarding World


The book also contains several 'scribblings' by Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, making notes on certain things.