For all the Harry Potter fans out there who – just like me – never got over the ending of Harry Potter, you have to read the three extra books in the Hogwarts Library. They are spin off books from Harry Potter and all books from the Harry Potter universe. (Drawing: Emma Klausen)

by Terese, 14


‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ (Hogwarts Library)


J.K. Rowling




June 1st 2001


Arthur A. Levine

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‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’ is one of the three spin off. It’s written by magical creature enthusiast Newt Scamander, but in reality it is written by J.K. Rowling.

The book is really simple: It starts with forewords by the one and only Albus Dumbledore, then you read an introduction by Newt Scamander, afterwards you get to the different classifications by the Ministry of magic and then you can read about all the fantastic beasts and where to find them. Every magical creature has a small description.

All the magical creatures put in alphabetical order. Which makes it easy if you want to look up a specifically creature, like for instance, the basilisk. You want to know a little more about the basilisk, because it sounded so interesting in the second Harry Potter book, so you look up under ‘B’, and it’s the first one there.

Fun notes by the golden trio

Now, you can also read it like any other book, and not just look up creatures once in a while. I read it like any other book, and I enjoyed it very much. It’s an interesting book and very educational in the world of Harry Potter, but it doesn’t no story in it as it is written for as a school book.

The best thing about it is the small notes Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione has written in the book. You can see on the first page of the book that it belongs to Harry Potter (and Ron after he ruined his), so it is actually his copy of the book you’re reading. The notes gives the book humor and a little life.

Four our of five stars

I gave this four out of five stars. I really enjoyed it, but it didn’t exactly deserve five stars. One thing that annoyed me was the lack of pictures. There were one maybe two, and I definitely would have enjoyed some more. But it is a really quick read with it’s only 88 pages (paperback) and it was just fun learning a bit more about the Harry Potter universe.

A thing I really loved about the book was that all the proceeds from the sale of the book goes to Comic Relief, which helps some of the poorest and most vulnerable people in the world. Good job Rowling!

It’s an absolutely must-read for Harry Potter fans or just people who want to explore the world of Harry Potter a bit more.

Harry: This book belongs to Harry Potter.
Ron: Shared by Ron Weasley, because his fell apart.
Hermione: Why don’t you buy a new one then?
Ron: Write on your own book, Hermione.
Hermione: You bought all those dungbombs on Saturday. You could have bought a new book instead.
Ron: Dungbombs rule.

Drawing: Emma Klausen