Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

by J. K. Rowling


Hi! My name is Emmie Enchanted. I want to tell you about this book. It’s a fantasy (which is really a fancy way of saying it’s magical, not real). Are you ready to start? First stop: New York City. Oh look, there’s Newt Scamander! He takes care of magical creatures. That’s why I like him. I should tell you that there are witches and wizards in this book. This book was written by the same author who wrote Harry Potter (her name is J. K. Rowling) and it takes place about 50 years before the Harry Potter books begin. And who is it that Newt bumped into? Oh, it’s Jacob Kowalski. He’s another main character. He’s a “no-maj” (no-maj means no magic, an American word for “muggle”).  What?! Newt’s magical creatures are on the loose! Can Newt and Jacob find them before they destroy New York City? Will they get in trouble with The Magical Congress for all this mischief? Or will that be the end of New York City? You’ll just have to read the book to find out.

Also, just so you know, there’s a movie for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The movie is word for word from the book! You can follow along while you watch!!

I think you should read this book because it is a lot like a mystery and it is all about magical creatures, unlike other books. Also, it has wizards and witches in it. If you like any of the Harry Potter books, then you’ll love this book. I thought it was actually easier to read than most books because it’s a screenplay (like the script of a movie).

A few helpful things I like to say about the books I read:

"Run and Get Mom" (how I describe the scariness factor):
This book was a little scary. It only had a few scary scenes when the magical creatures got a little violent.

"Yucky-Lovey Stuff" (how I describe the romance factor):
There is one part where two people kiss, but it was just for one second. I think you should read this book, even if you don't like kissing.


I give this book 4 1/2 wands.
It is hard to read in the beginning, but once you figure out how to follow it, it's very easy!