Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

The Original Screenplay

Book - 2016
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J.K. Rowling's screenwriting debut is captured in this exciting hardcover edition of the Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay.When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone...Inspired by the original Hogwarts textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and showcasing a cast of remarkable characters, this is epic, adventure-packed storytelling at its very best. Whether an existing fan or new to the wizarding world, this is a perfect addition to any film lover's or reader's bookshelf. The film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will have its theatrical release on November 18, 2016.
Publisher: New York, NY : Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic Inc., 2016.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781338109061
Branch Call Number: j F ROWLING
Characteristics: vii, 293 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Minalima Design (Firm) - Illustrator


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Mar 10, 2021

what the literal heck? COME ON nealranz!!! some people actually like it!!!!

You are so terrible NealRanz, I hate you

Sep 14, 2020

Ugh....waste of time. This is the movie its the text that the movie was produced off of....meanding....
It was a cloudy and so enters from off screen....blah blah blah....

Sep 04, 2020

Not to be confused with the screenplay, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a wonderful textbook filled with interesting creatures of the wizarding world. I really liked how they made Newt Scamander the author, as he was compiling his book in the first screenplay. I also liked the tie-in, with this having been one of Harry’s textbooks. I think that this is a worthy addition for Harry Potter fans, especially those who are eager for more details into the wizarding world. I found this book to be fascinating and intriguing, so I would highly recommend it to other readers, as well! @PenelopeScriptor of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Aug 14, 2020

Great book, it really shows how much thought, effort, and time JKR put into creating the amazing Wizarding World! I especially enjoyed the little comments and doodles scribbled in by Harry and Ron!

May 14, 2020

I really enjoyed this book! Obviously I would have liked it better if it were a book, but it is still really good.

Feb 09, 2019

So, this wasn't originally part of my comment, but I felt I had to say something. There is a charity book written by J. K. Rowling (Though it says 'Newt Scamander on the front) that is a list of all the fantastic beasts that exist in the world of Harry Potter. THIS IS NOT IT. This is the original screenplay by J. K. Rowling.
If you've seen the movie of fantastic beasts and where to find them then you will find this screenplay eerily familiar.

WARNING!!! SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, so, I read this, and it was SO disappointing! I mean some of it was really cool and some ideas were totally genius, but all in all it was a very disappointing read, that’s probably how I’d feel if I read the newest Harry Potter book, whatever it’s called, but probably not, because my main cause of disappointment was the Government, I mean MACUSA was fine, I guess, but they killed people!!!! What was their PROBLEM? I mean seriously, I feel like the book shames the United States, like seriously!

The lady brings Newt in, TWICE, then the president lady’s all like ‘and you waited until AFTER the guy died to tell us this? And then they just whoop send ‘em to jail, then Graves (Who at this point is assuredly evil.) Orders them killed, both of them! Seriously! Even the girl, who took Newt in, Graves says “and she is going to be executed for helping him", like, seriously dude, and the guys ACTUALLY do it! Without a trial! I mean WHAT?

So I just figured oh, okay they must have been in league with graves or something, (I am still confused by this.) And Graves must have been working in secret or like doing things without Lady President’s permission, but nope, when they escape she actually puts up wanted posters and doesn’t fire Graves or anything at all really, so of course we assume that Graves has been putting the Imperious Curse on them.

So Newt tries to help the kid, and Graves stops him, and the Lady President shows up and annihilates the kid, and then it turns out that she wasn’t controlled by graves, but guess what? The didn’t even TRY to kill Graves, they’re just like ‘whatever, who cares if Grindewald survives as long as a little kid is destroyed.’ And Newt and The main lady, Tina, aren’t sad at all (well besides RIGHT after it happens.)

Then they’re all sad ‘cause they can’t brainwash a whole city, and then Newt (who for some STRANGE reason agrees with the president) is like "I can do it!" and brainwashes the whole city with the thunderbird and a tiny bottle of something death venom, and poisons all the water in the city with it, so basically pretty soon they will brainwash the entire world including themselves, ‘cause they never think, ‘wait a second, maybe there are some wizards on the streets that will be brainwashed,’ or, ‘hey how are we supposed to survive without water?’ besides, Jacob gets brainwashed and they don’t even try to stop him.

I’m not saying that it was a terrible book, like I’m not like; ‘We must burn every copy of this book everywhere!’ Or anything, honestly I feel this way with Harry Potter sometimes too, in fact the romance was super cute, and I loved the creatures, and the idea of an Obscurus, (so Ariana Dumbledore was one too then?) But some parts (for me at least) were overly disappointing

Jan 12, 2019

These little charity books written by J.K. Rowling to help raise money are super cute - and what makes them even more fun to read - are the side commentaries from Harry, Ron, and Hermione in the side margins of the book. This one would later lead to an expansion movie series of the Wizarding World, that is a fun ride. But don't expect to pick up this book and find any story of Newt Scamander - it's all about the creatures in this book.

Jan 09, 2019

As always, excellently written.

Gina_Vee Dec 27, 2018

If you're following along with the screenplay series and the movies for this title, I suggest reading this book a few times or keeping a copy handy so you can keep up with the beasts. Great read.

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Nov 03, 2018

Newt Scamander heads to New York to let loose a creature he is taking care of but along the way he meets Propentina " Tina" Goldstein a MACUSA detective ( The Magical Congress of the United States of America ) and her sister Queenie Goldstein along with Jacob Kowalski and they team up to find a monster that has been wreaking havoc through NYC. Join Newt and Co. as they search for the monster and come across the most evil wizard before VOLDEMORT himself (I wish I could have done green letters for VOLDEMORT ) :)


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