Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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…Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling...

Details Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

TitleFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Release DateNov 18th, 2016
PublisherArthur A. Levine Books
Number of pages293 pages
GenreFantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Magic, Plays, Adventure, Historical Fiction, Historical, Childrens, Paranormal

Reviews Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

  • Kat O'Keeffe
    Saw the movie, LOVED IT, came home and immediately read this in one sitting! I was in Fantastic Beasts binge mode and it was like seeing the movie again! The story is brilliant and there's so much great detail in the screenplay. Plus the actual physical edition of this book is absolutely GORGEOUS.I do suggest seeing the movie first (it's so fun and visually stunning--GO SEE IT) and the screenplay doesn't add much new stuff (a few little details a...
  • Mohammed Arabey
    A New Wizarding World saga precede Harry Potter'sFantastic New WorldFantastic Characters;Beasts-Nerd Hufflepuff MagizoologistAmazing resourceful SistersWith a funny Muggle No-Maj character& Power hungry menAnd a Suitcase,Full of Beasts..FANTASTIC BEASTSSet Loose in 1920s New YorkWHERE TO FIND THEMIn a thrilling Fantastic Cinematic experience, chilling Soundtrack mixing Hedwig theme with Saw’s Hello Zepp, comes this Fantastic StoryWritten by the...
  • Kai
    “Will we die, just a little?”I finally read this! I mean, I've seen it twice (so far) and the script is exactly the same as the film (minus the actors, effects, pictures, etc.), but I 100% enjoyed the experience. It is just amazing to dive into this old/new world, too feel all those feelings again, to fall in love with its characters, to be able to see and know more. Especially after the disappointment of the Cursed Child (where the script su...
  • Bookdragon Sean
    After the travesty known as Harry Potter and The Cursed Child, I really needed this adventure.So here are some reasons why it succeeded where The Cursed Child failed:1. It’s actually funThe Cursed Child is all so very serious. Granted, Harry’s life has some pretty dark moments, though it always foregrounded by this idea of friendship and love. The Cursed child just felt depressing. This carries with it all the whimsical humour of the earli...
  • Dana Kenedy (Dana and the Books)
    I loved this so much <3 And the book itself was one big work of art! Any word on if the next movie scripts will be released as a book as well?The hardcover is a bit on the expensive side, but Book Depository has it going for 50% off right now in some countries!
  • Alejandro
    Magical Experience! This is the screenplay of the film of the same title, don’t confuse with the previously published reference book sharing the same title, and also by J.K. Rowling. A NEW(T) HERO IN THE WIZARDING WORLD If I am dreaming, please don’t wake me! Two new books by J.K. Rowling (this one and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) plus three digital short stories, expanding the Wizarding World of Harry Potter in the same year! Oh, yeah!...
  • Hannah
    The magic is still there <3My video review is now up!:
  • April (Aprilius Maximus)
    Newt is obviously meant to be my husband and I'm kind of obsessed with him and everything about this movie/screenplay.
  • P
    "Because I like you. Because you’re my friend and I’ll never forget how you helped me, Jacob." First of all, I really loved the design of this book, especially when you just finished those chapters and saw the pictures of each fantastic beast. I couldn't stop myself from rubbing the cover all the time when I held this book in my hands, it was gorgeous and shining as if I was staring at a piece of art, not a book. Tell me—has anyone ever bel...
  • Alex ☣ Deranged KittyCat ☣
    I slept on it. I didn't want to write my review right away because I wanted to see if my feelings would calm down. And they did. A little. Otherwise I still feel a longing for more, some kind of happy sadness (yes, I've gone completely insane).About 15 minutes after finishing the screenplay, still struggling to control myself, I went to my husband and told him that I really need a physical copy. And not only do I need it, but I want it. And it ha...
  • Mansuriah Hassan
    I am a HUGE fan of Harry Potter. Even though Harry is not in this story but that doesn't matter because the magic is still beautiful. There are great new characters, story, and of course the fantastic beasts themselves! This is a beautifully published hardback on very nice matte paper with wonderful whimsical line drawings throughout the book. The blue and gold embossed dust jacket is a work of art in itself. For anyone who loves books, this book...
  • Amber Robertson
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is the screenplay for the movie. I couldn't find a single difference from the movie I watched yesterday. It was such a detailed script which invited you to follow the storyline closely. The characters are JK Rowling fantastic and so is the storyline. I don't have much else to say, about the characters or the plot, I'm just so in love with this 1926 spin-off of the Harry Potter world. A definite must read if...
  • Dannii Elle
    Read all of my thoughts and my full-length review hereMagical. In every sense of the word.
  • Bil
    A fantastic addition to the Harry Potter universe. The Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them screenplay welcomes you to a new era of magic.Set in the 1920s at the heart of the wizarding community of New York, J. K. Rowling crafted a refreshing tale with a more mature set of characters yet a lighthearted narrative.Having watched the film first, I can say that it had an amazing cast. In my opinion, the characters were the strongest element of the...
  • Josu
    Curioso, curioso...La primera incursión de Rowling en el mundo del guion es cuanto menos satisfactoria. Los detalles aquí plasmados respecto a los plasmados en la película no varían tanto como cabía esperar, pero como fan de Rowling se aprecian otras cosas que quizá es cierto que en el filme no son tan obvias.Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay es un libro que creo que debe ser el primero de muchos, es decir, qu...
  • Eleanne Venegas
    FIRST OF ALL! CAN SOMEONE TELL ME HOW CAN I TRAVEL THROUGH TIME AND MARRY NEWT SCAMANDER??? He's so dreamy and cute! *sighs* And he has the most wonderful creatures! I MELT... I spent 50% of the movie declaring my love for Newt; 15% swooning over his fantastic beasts; 15% saying this movie was perfection; 15% praising J.K Rowling -I love her so much!!!- and the last 15% was all me fangirling over Queenie. She's my hero. That was 110%. oops. Sorry...
    i loved it and i need the next book now
  • Joshua Gabriel (Forever Bookish Josh)
    Please don't hurt my creatures—they are not dangerous. —Newt ScamanderI practiced the Book Before Movie Policy in my approach to this beautiful screenplay. Why? Because there's just something about the feeling of seeing words come to life before your very eyes. I plan to watch the movie as soon as it's legally released online.I'm so happy that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was tons better than Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. This...
  • Lauren
    I absolutely loved this book!!! It was amazing and it was the perfect way to get another taste of the wizarding world. I don’t even know where to start. This book is based in the 1920s which is many many years before the time of Harry Potter. It was also based in America! Both these things gave us an insight into how everything was many years before and in a different country. The entire storyline was perfect and I wish that it was a proper boo...
  • Maggie
    Just like the film, only better in some parts.
  • Taylor Knight
    Even though I was super excited about the Fantastic Beasts movie, I also was a bit hesitant. It's not a secret that I loathed The Cursed Child and I had lost a bit of faith in the wizarding world.However, Fantastic Beasts (both the movie and screenplay) reminded me of why I love J.K. Rowling's wizarding world so much. I was very excited to see the wizarding community in America and to see the differences between the two cultures. I loved being ab...
  • Macarena
    Tan maravilloso como la película (lols) y agregó cositas MUY minúsculas pero que ayudan a mi compresión de los personajes de este nuevo enfoque al mundo de los magos.Reseña completa en Gracias a los Libros.
  • Victor Almeida
    Que delicinha de história, não é mesmo? Me apaixonei pelo filme, fiquei com vontade de rever mil vezes, e a leitura foi perfeita para satisfazer essa vontade. Não tem muito o que dizer, é o roteiro do filme, então você lê em poucas horas, é bem visual e detalhado na medida certa. Fiquei pensando se eu conseguiria entender ou visualizar se não tivesse visto o filme... não sei.A sensação que tive com Animais Fantásticos é de algo que...
  • Nicklein Mae
    I'm mildly surprised to find out that Grindelwald's scene is also goosebump-inducing even on print. I love this screenplay.
  • Aliix
    Por una parte amé la edición que saco salamandra, tapa dura, cada página con detalles que van desde ilustraciones hasta la tipografía.Lo que no me gusta,y aclaro es una queja por detalles que he visto en librerias mexicanas es el incremento brutal de precio que últimamente tienen los libros no sólo de Salamandra, lo he notado en varias, sin embargo Salamandra se está saltando la barda con lo absurdo de subir de $20 hasta casi $100 a las ed...
  • Ashley Nuckles
    This was the first time I've ever actually read a screenplay and WOW this will not be the last! Seriously enchanting!
  • the tenth muse
    "Yesterday a wizard entered New York with a case. This case of magical creatures, and - unfortunately - some have escaped."Oh, the beauty that is named Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them; how will I put it into words?After the disappointment I felt thanks to Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, this book was a blessing. Every single scene was perfect, the magical beasts were adorable, and Newt Scamander himself was the best character to ever b...
  • Britt
    Even though publishing the script of a film is a bit unnecessary to me, I still absolutely adored this! Really loved that you could read about little details that you would otherwise miss when seeing the film, so in the end it did add something to the film!And my gosh, Newt is just adorable <3
  • Anne
    Der Film war schon wirklich richtig toll und das Buch ist jetzt die perfekte Ergänzung für meinen Harry Potter Schrein hier Zuhause :D