By J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts purports to be a duplicate replica of a textbook owned via Harry Potter and written by means of magizoologist Newt Scamander, a fictional personality within the Harry Potter sequence of novels. within the sequence, Magizoology is the research of magical creatures.
Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of Hogwarts, presents the Foreword and explains to the reader the aim of the specified variation of this e-book (the comedian aid charity). on the finish, he tells us Muggles that "...the fun creatures defined hereafter are fictional and can't damage you." To his Wizarding neighborhood, he says, "Draco dormiens nunquam titillandus", that is the Hogwarts motto. The word is Latin for "Never Tickle A snoozing Dragon".
Fantastic Beasts and the place to discover Them comprises the historical past of Magizoology and describes seventy five magical species discovered around the globe. Scamander accrued lots of the info present in the ebook via observations revamped years of trip and throughout 5 continents. the fictitious writer notes that the 1st variation was once commissioned in 1918 via Mr Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books. although, it was once no longer released until eventually 1927. it truly is now in its fifty-second edition.
The publication is a required textbook for first-year Hogwarts scholars, having been an authorized textbook due to the fact its first booklet. it's not transparent why scholars desire it of their first yr, as scholars don't look after Magical Creatures until eventually their 3rd yr. besides the fact that, it can be used as an encyclopaedia of darkish creatures studied in Defence opposed to the darkish Arts periods. In his advent to the ebook, Albus Dumbledore notes that it serves as a good reference for Wizarding families as well as its use at Hogwarts.
A spotlight of the booklet is the varied doodles and reviews in it through Harry and Ron (and one by means of Hermione). according 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 fanatics of the sequence, for instance the "Acromantula" access has a remark confirming Hogwarts is found in Scotland.