By J. K. Rowling
Fantastic Beasts purports to be a duplicate reproduction of a textbook owned through Harry Potter and written through 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 particular variation of this e-book (the comedian aid 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 neighborhood, 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 comprises the historical past of Magizoology and describes seventy five magical species stumbled on world wide. Scamander accumulated many of the info present in the e-book via observations remodeled years of shuttle and throughout 5 continents. the fictitious writer notes that the 1st variation was once commissioned in 1918 through Mr Augustus Worme of Obscurus Books. even if, it was once no longer released till 1927. it truly is now in its fifty-second edition.
The e-book is a required textbook for first-year Hogwarts scholars, having been an authorized textbook considering its first e-book. it isn't transparent why scholars want it of their first yr, as scholars don't look after Magical Creatures till their 3rd 12 months. although, it can be used as an encyclopaedia of darkish creatures studied in Defence opposed to the darkish Arts periods. In his advent to the e-book, Albus Dumbledore notes that it serves as a very good reference for Wizarding families as well as its use at Hogwarts.
A spotlight of the ebook is the various doodles and reviews in it via Harry and Ron (and one by means of Hermione). in accordance with a few of their reviews, they have been written round the time of the fourth e-book. those doodles upload a few additional details for enthusiasts of the sequence, for instance the "Acromantula" access has a remark confirming Hogwarts is found in Scotland.