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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is both a fictional book described in the Harry Potter series of children's novels by the British author J. K. Rowling, and a real book by that author. The real book purports to be a reproduction of a copy of the fictional book held in the Hogwarts library.

Contents

The fictional book

Within the fictional world of Harry Potter, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is written by Newt Scamander, a famous magizoologist. The book is (as reported within the real book) currently in its fifty-second edition, and still going strong.

The book contains the history of magizoology (the zoology of magical creatures), and documents some of the magical species found around the world.

The book is a required textbook at Hogwarts that students have to get in their First Year. It is not clear why students need it in their First Year, as students don't take Care of Magical Creatures until their Third Year. However, it may be used as an encyclopedia to Dark creatures studied in Defense Against the Dark Arts classes.

The real book

The real book was written by J. K. Rowling, although it purports to be by Newt Scamander, with proceeds going to the charity Comic Relief (ISBN 0613325419).

See also

External links

J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series:
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