By J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts purports to be a duplicate replica of a textbook owned via Harry Potter and written via magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional personality within the Harry Potter sequence of novels. within the sequence, Magizoology is the examine of magical creatures.
Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, presents the Foreword and explains to the reader the aim of the distinct variation of this booklet (the comedian reduction charity). on the finish, he tells us Muggles that "...the a laugh creatures defined hereafter are fictional and can't harm you." To his Wizarding group, he says, "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus", that is the Hogwarts motto. The word is Latin for "Never Tickle A napping Dragon".
Fantastic Beasts and the place to discover Them includes the heritage of Magizoology and describes seventy five magical species came across all over the world. Scamander accumulated many of the info present in the e-book via observations revamped years of trip and throughout 5 continents. the fictitious writer notes that the 1st variation was once commissioned in 1918 by means of Mr Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books. even though, it used to be no longer released till 1927. it's now in its fifty-second edition.
The booklet is a required textbook for first-year Hogwarts scholars, having been an licensed textbook because its first book. it's not transparent why scholars want it of their first yr, as scholars don't look after Magical Creatures until eventually their 3rd yr. although, it can be used as an encyclopaedia of darkish creatures studied in Defence opposed to the darkish Arts sessions. In his creation to the publication, Albus Dumbledore notes that it serves as a good reference for Wizarding families as well as its use at Hogwarts.
A spotlight of the e-book is the various doodles and reviews in it by means of Harry and Ron (and one by way of Hermione). in response to a few of their reviews, they have been written round the time of the fourth publication. those doodles upload a few additional details for lovers of the sequence, for instance the "Acromantula" access has a remark confirming Hogwarts is found in Scotland.
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