Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. Featuring 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 reader's bookshelf.
The screenplay follows young British, Newt Scamander, on his travels in New York City during the roaring 1920’s where he is an advocate for the care and protection for magical creatures as a Magizoologist. Alongside him he travels with a case that contains far more than just a toothbrush and pyjamas, but rather contains a few magical, fantastic beasts. However when his magical case becomes misplaces, it is the start of Sacamander’s continual string of problems through the city. But that’s only the tip of the iceberg of what’s troubling the city…
The world building and characters are absolutely amazing and I cannot help but love Newt Scamander’s quirky, awkward and quiet personality where he never really quite looks at people in the eye and tilts his head to the side with his little awkward side steps. Though he is shy, when he conversely enters inside his case with his creatures, his whole demeanour changes as he is in his own element. Some of his purest moments were when he completed a mating dance with his erumpent (which I couldn’t help but squeal due to his adorableness in that moment) which was so honest and pure as he was not ashamed of anything at all as he only cared about the wellbeing of his erumpent girl as he wished to get her back safety in his trunk where humans could not harm her. Despite not being an actual hero, Newt Scamander is as hero worthy has his older brother, as he is only worried about the wellbeing of his creatures and friends due to his big and caring heart.
Each and every character was amazing and unique in their own ways with Jacob being an easy going and loveable barrel of laughs and Queenie was the suitably a queen (just as her name suggests) with her cute giggling nature that is so caring and girly-girl like, whilst her sister Tina was also just as wonderful with her worrying nature as the responsible one.
BOOK 1: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
BOOK 2: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
BOOK 3: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
BOOK 4: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
BOOK 5: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
BOOK 6: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
BOOK 7: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
BOOK 8: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child