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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Illustrated Edition | J. K. Rowling, Newt Scamander
An essential companion to the Harry Potter novels, now fully illustrated! Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Newt Scamander's classic compendium of magical creatures, has delighted generations of wizarding readers. With this beautiful, large-scale new edition illustrated in full color, Muggles too will have the chance to discover where the Runespoor lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why shiny objects should always be kept away from the Niffler. Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief and J.K. Rowling's international charity, Lumos, which will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, one can only hope that passing wizards feel more charitable if they see you being attacked by a Manticore.
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bree.v08
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⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️/5

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hannah-leeloo
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Woke up to an invasion of Bowtruckles on Hedwig. She doesn't look happy about it at all. It's a good thing I have white walls to see where the cheeky stickies escape to. #hogwarts #hedwig #bowtruckle #stickinsect #owl #fantasyicbeasts #magical #creatures #invasion #hufflepuff

TheLudicReader Are those things real? 😬 4mo
hannah-leeloo Yes @TheLudicReader they're stick insects. I call them bowtruckles lol 4mo
dylanisreading They're so cool looking. 4mo
hannah-leeloo Thank you @dylanisreading I post a lot of my animals here. Bilbo being a favourite, shes my owl 🦉 I rescue 4mo
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Roary47
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3✨It has been a week! I finished this early this week as an audiobook. I liked it this way because each creature they mention had a sound clip of what they should sound like. I‘m sure there is pictures in a physical book so I‘ll have to look at that in the near future. Just mentions different fantasy creatures in the Harry Potter universe.

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cerijones
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Looking forward to finally getting round to reading this! Not even watched the films yet so no idea what im getting into haha.

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jenniferw88
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Going to see Secrets of Dumbledore later today... wearing odd socks to represent Grindelwald (Slytherin) and Newt (Hufflepuff) 😂😂😂

Oryx Have fun! 7mo
Cupcake12 Enjoy the film 🍿 7mo
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jitteryjane724
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A short and descriptive treat to make the world of HP a little bigger.

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Derry1
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Piccolo libro che va a descrivere le creature magiche che popolano il mondo di Harry Potter, il ricavato è devoluto interamente in beneficienza per comic relief e lumos, due enti creati da J.K Rowling per aiutare i bambini in difficoltà.

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Silberloewe
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Today I bought three new Books from my local bookstore 😺

#newin #harrypotter #jkrowling #potterhead #bookhaul #hogwarts

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fanbookart
Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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Eddie Redmayne did amazing in this audiobook! I'm quite sad it was short.

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ravenlee
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A fun enough read. I felt like I wasn‘t getting any reading done (I wasn‘t) over the weekend but I‘m catching up a bit.

For a HP fan this is nice. I liked some of the marginal notes from “Harry” and “Ron.” Might look into the illustrated edition at some point.

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Powered_By_Plants
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I absolutely adored this illustrated edition of fantastic beasts for comic relief . There is a wonderful illustration for each and every beast, There was even a huge pull out of a Ukrainian iron belly dragon.
A definite feast for the eyes 🤩

Although hard to choose My fav was probably the Basilisk picture .... may have something to do with our ‘snakes in the city ‘ addiction on Nat Geo wild 😂

#potteraday

veritysalter These are beautiful illustrations. ♥️ 2y
Powered_By_Plants @veritysalter I wish I could have shown all of them 🥰 2y
Linsy I love that fold-out page!!! 2y
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melissajayne
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4⭐️ I quite enjoyed this little gem; really wanted to colour in some of the illustrations. #2021 #fantasy #fiction #harrypotter #bookreview #bookstagram #potteraday

Sharpeipup Agreed! Illustrations for all animals would have been nice. 2y
Linsy I like this cover! 2y
Linsy @Sharpeipup Agreed. There are more in my ebook than the first version I read, but it almost seems like at least a simple line drawing should be mandatory for each one! 2y
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Moonprismpower
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I wonder if the puffskein was an inspiration for the tribbles on Star Trek. I definitely feel like this year the pogrebin demon has been following a lot of people and a lot of kicking has been going on. And out of all the beasts in this book if I had to choose one to live my life out as it would definitely be the fwooper- to be able to drive a person to insanity through song sounds awesome.
Thank you for this great book suggestion @Linsy

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GingerAntics
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A fun read. The pictures are great. I especially enjoyed the dragon section. This is a must read for any Harry Potter fan and animal lover.
#potteraday

Linsy So true! Now I just want one for plants 🪴 2y
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GingerAntics
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I always thought Nifflers were kind of cute, actually.
#potteraday

Branwen SO cute! 2y
GingerAntics @Branwen right? He just really likes shiny stuff. He‘s kind of like a toddler. lol 2y
JillsBookshelf So cute 🥰🥰🥰🥰 2y
Linsy So cute!! 🥰 2y
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GingerAntics
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Lovely drawing of a Hungarian Horntail
#potteraday

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GingerAntics
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Mauler: a GREAT name for a magical cat.
#potteraday

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I never considered that Newt was sorry for anything. And heh... Fido. 😁 2y
GingerAntics @Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I loved seeing his whole name 😏 It must have been a fun name to create. Yes, this definitely shows a more introspective view of Newt and generally isn‘t present anywhere else. 2y
Linsy Makes me like Newt even more 🖤💛 2y
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GingerAntics
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Linsy I loved this part!! I'm definitely going to blame them on mooncalves in my head forever more. Might even tell me kids ;P 2y
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GingerAntics
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This is absolutely appropriate for this time of year.
#potteraday #leprechaun #stpatricksday #irish #mischievous #shenanigans

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GingerAntics
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Uric the Oddball sounds like a fun dude.
#potteraday

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GingerAntics
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This book also has some wonderful footnotes.
#potteraday #footnote #fairies

Linsy So true! 🧚 Reminds me of Ron and his description of our gnomes as little Santa Clauses. 🍄 2y
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GingerAntics
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I loved the extensive section on dragons!!!
#potteraday #dragon

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Linsy
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The Lethifold — a stealthy, nocturnal strangling cloak — sounds so freaking creepy! #potteraday

GingerAntics I just read that tonight. I‘m so having nightmares tonight. 2y
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JenlovesJT47
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I started this yesterday for #PotterADay and had to finish it last night. I ended up enjoying it way more than I thought I would. She is so creative and there were multiple LOL moments as well. So clever. I love the illustrations. Highly recommended to my fellow Potterheads! 5⭐️

#HarryPotter

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GingerAntics Oh I would love this in hard copy again. It‘s so much easier to read that way. I find the ebook is oddly slowing me down. I didn‘t know this was so big now. I‘m going to have to look for this. 2y
JenlovesJT47 @GingerAntics it‘s so pretty!! And it was a very fast read reading it this way. I felt the same way about reading the first HP illustrated edition. 2y
GingerAntics @JenlovesJT47 I‘m really debating getting those. I kind of want them, but of course they‘re more expensive. They‘re nicer editions, hardbacks and everything. (edited) 2y
Linsy I want some of the extra illustrated books! I've only done the Jim Kay ones so far. I got this one for my nephew though and he loves it!! 2y
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GingerAntics
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🤣😂🤣
X = boring
#potteraday

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick ???Hilarious. I'd probably include a "boring" category, too. 2y
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I dunno if Nessie is a kelpie. I‘ve been lead to believe he‘s an ancient Scottish dragon and companion of Scotland‘s defender, Saltire. There is compelling evidence he‘s a dragon. Just saying.
#potteraday #dragon #kelpie #nessie #lochnessmonster

Linsy Good point! I do like the “thirst for publicity“ part though. 2y
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I am fully aware that dragons and unicorns are real. I know several dragons personally, and obviously a country can‘t have an imaginary creature as it‘s National animal. That would just be ridiculous. Plus, I know a few.
#potteraday #dragonunicorn

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It‘s great for tea AND self defence against magical creatures run amuck.
#potteraday

Linsy I really want to have a self defense story with a teapot. 2y
GingerAntics @Linsy I feel this is only fair. Wouldn‘t that be a hoot to film, too? 2y
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GingerAntics
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“Editor‘s note: for muggle edition, usual stuff: ‘obvious fiction - all good fun - nothing to worry about - hope you enjoy it‘
Loving this fun little bit. This wasn‘t in the original, hard copy I had back when these were first published.
#potteraday

Linsy Mine either! I like the extras added for the film. 2y
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GingerAntics
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I totally wasn‘t paying attention to dates, so I‘m getting started on this tonight.
#potteraday

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Linsy
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The intricacies of wizard law are delightful — and entirely fraught — in this intro. My favorite was the ghosts appalled reaction to the “Council‘s unashamed emphasis on the needs of the living as opposed to the wishes of the dead” and “the world‘s largest kelpie” — the Loch Ness Monster — developing “a positive thirst for publicity.” 😆 #potteraday

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Linsy
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So, it‘s been a weird week, and I accidentally forgot to start — or remind anyone about — my own read along, so this is me shaking my head at myself and apologizing. If you want to read Fantastic Beasts (textbook) for the last few days of the month, join in! And thank you, @nanuska_153 for reading along!! I will for sure be doing so now as well. 🤦🏻‍♀️

Chamber of Secrets starts March 1st! 🐍✨ #potteraday

Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/2bstqze3

GingerAntics I‘m in for these! 2y
Moonprismpower ME texting BF: do you have a copy of fantastic beasts? BF: if you mean the original special edition from 2001 then yes, yes I do. ME: Nerd! But I‘mma borrow it for Litsy and this group read thing. BF: Nerd! 2y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! I've never actually read these extra books so I'm excited about them haha 2y
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nanuska_153 @Linsy 😂😂😂😂 had it on my diary and it was a work day, so I saw it coming. I actually thought I missed the reminder! 2y
CBee @Moonprismpower love it 😂😂😂 2y
Linsy @Moonprismpower 😆 Glad you could find it on short notice! 2y
Linsy @nanuska_153 Lol, nope! You were just the most prepared of us all. 🥇 2y
Linsy @TheAromaofBooks So glad! Thanks everyone for excusing my blunders! I am extra disorganized right now. I need you all to keep me on course. ☺️ @Moonprismpower @GingerAntics @nanuska_153 @CBee 2y
TheAromaofBooks You set up that handy schedule so now we'll just keep right on trucking no matter what happens! 😂 2y
mklong Hey there, I‘m going to jump in with y‘all for Chamber of Secrets. Will you please tag me in the posts? 2y
GHABI4ROSES I still want to get back to #potteraday I am on Book 6, and have not even ordered Ickabog, yet❣️🤦🏻‍♀️ 2y
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nanuska_153
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Today #PotterADay meant to be only for the Foreword, but I couldn't help myself and read all introduction.

This is my first time reading this, I love the Foreword by Newt Scamander and the explanations of the efforts determining what falls under the definition of beast (as a lawyer I'm a sucker for discussions about terminology 🙈). It also explains how they manage to hide the beast from muggles.

Side note about JK Rowling in the comments👇🏻

nanuska_153 The full royalties go to Comic Relief and Lumos. It's a relief that JK Rowling doesn't directly benefit from it (although Lumos is her foundation), after her reiterated comments about the trans community I was struggling to give her (more) money. I donated to the Marmaid foundation a bit more than the cost of the book to try to somehow bring equilibrium to the Force, but to know that part of it goes to Comic Relief makes me very happy ♥️ 2y
Linsy I love all the little details too! I would love to know any insights you have coming from a law background. And I feel you with the whole where to put your money when you want to enjoy something but not necessarily support it‘s creator. Knowing the proceeds go to charity definitely does my heart good! (edited) 2y
nanuska_153 @Linsy Well,as the book says, the definition is important because your classification as beast would have an implication on your rights.I often considered this when reading the series,wizards clearly have the most rights,then you have Goblings that the HP series you get they are kind of inferior,but still have jobs and input in the Government;then Buckbeack it's clearly considered an animal;(continue in another 👇🏻you'll regret asking 😅) 2y
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nanuska_153 @Linsy and then starts getting interesting:Aragog is also clearly considered a beast,but he capable of reasoning and having a conversation,surely should have more rights?Then Centaurs,seem to be beast,but they have informally recognised their capacity to govern themselves (I think of them as traveler communities, with their own rules and their own social system).And most interesting of all:house elfs,which clearly have no rights or protection 👇🏻 2y
nanuska_153 According to the FB book under the definition of beast they should have been classified as beings and not beast,but it's not clear if they have an even inferior position than a beast:Buckbeack had a trial to classify him as dangerous,but Wizarding families are allowed to dispose of House Elfs as they want, they are some kind of property that you can abuse as much as you want,no laws against owning or trafficking like with dragons or other beast 2y
nanuska_153 and muggles seem to be considered some kind of in between too! Wizarding families(you can even see it on certain comments of the Weasleys) seem to consider them somehow as intellectually inferiors, something like a very intelligent ape, but still an ape xD that's me trying to summarise the legal implications @Linsy 😅 2y
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Read4life
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I‘m using my Fantastic Beasts deck of cards for #TBRDeckofCards. 4 completed & 4 in progress. Since I‘m doing TBR titles for #LitsyAtoZ, all of these count towards there as well. In addition, all of these titles will go on my #BookSpinBingo card! 💙

TheAromaofBooks Yay!!! 2y
Clwojick Way to go! ♥️ 2y
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Horsedancer98
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Overall, I give this book 3 ⭐️. Like Tales of Beedle the Bard, I thought this was a good addition to the Harry Potter series. I enjoy reading the books mentioned in the books.

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Sharpeipup
Fantastic Beasts and where to Find Them | J.K. Rowling , Newt Scamander
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Thanks @RamsFan1963 for the tag!
1. Definitely 🐶
2. I have a job interview today!

How about it @veritysalter @AnneCecilie @MrBook @Emilymdxn @hes7 @Booksy

#thankfulthursday @Cosmos_Moon

RamsFan1963 Good luck on the interview!! 2y
veritysalter Good luck Tina xx 2y
MallenNC Good luck with the interview! 2y
CaffeineAndCandy Good luck 🤞🙏 2y
Cosmos_Moon Yay! Good luck on your interview! Wishing you the best and that it is a good fit if you get the job! 2y
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Endowarrior21
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Thank you for everything @HufflepuffGirl90 I am truly humbled by everything you got me. I actually cried opening Luna‘s wand. I NOW HAVE A WAND!!!!! 😁😍😍😍😍😂😂😂🤣. And the funko pop is so cute but I should of stated no flock ones seeing I am allergic to whatever they use to flock them. So he is going into a case. I truly love everything you got me. #EverythingHarryPotterSwap.

HufflepuffGirl90 I‘m so glad you like everything!! So sorry about the Funko pop, I‘m glad you have somewhere to put him regardless. 💛🖤 2y
Sleepswithbooks This is so fun and awesome 😃 2y
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“The sight of a tree at night full of glowing Clabbert lifestyles, while decorative, attracted too many Muggles wishing to ask why their neighbours still had their Christmas lights up in June.”

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mrsmarch
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Charms O.W.L.: ✔️
Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L.: ✔️
#hufflepuff4lyfe #magizoology

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OrangeMooseReads
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I love the fantastic beasts, it‘s my favorite part of the Wizarding World the Rowling created. And Eddie Redmayne 😻
#alwaysloveahufflepuff 💛🖤💛🖤

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mrsmarch
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Magizoology readathon.....the top 4 are for OWLs, the bottom 3 for NEWTs. Some overlap with #bookspin.
Dark and Deepest Red — charmed shoes for Charms
In Defense of Food — Herbology
Buffalo for the Broken Heart — Magical Creatures
A Secret History of Witches — Potions
A Charmed Life — Charms
Braiding Sweetgrass — Herbology
The Jumbies — Magical Creatures

I have a lot of books with magical creatures, that was the hardest subject to pick.

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mrsmarch
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I recently came across #magicalreadathon, & I really liked the idea of reading certain subjects in order to complete OWLs & NEWTs & get a wizarding “career.“ I visited the site, I read the career guide, & try as I wanted to pick something else, I fell back on Magizoology. It feels cliche, but it's super right for me at the same time. However, I didn't like the OWL prompts. The Herbology OWL is just reading a book that starts with M? No way. ⬇

mrsmarch 👉🏻So I am going to take the subjects provided by #magicalreadathon, and assign my own “reading,“ and consider myself accomplished that way. The OWL subjects for Magizoology are Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology, and Potions and the NEWTs are Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, and Herbology. I've combed my shelves and I think I have my “reading list“ ready..... (edited) 3y
ValerieAndBooks Fun idea! ⚡️🧙‍♀️ 3y
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OrangeMooseReads
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Always a Hufflepuff 🖤🦡💛 (this is on Instagram) #everydayimhufflepuffin

ozma.of.oz 💛🖤💛🖤💛🖤💛 3y
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royallyregan93
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I recommend reading the hard copy first, but it was wonderful to hear #EddieRedmayne talk about his beloved beasts. ♥️♥️♥️

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js0315
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Love reading about magical beats. You know, I also listened to Eddie Redymane‘s audio version of this and it was pleasantly addicting. His accent is superb and they added in interesting sound effects.

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lnwalker01
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As a fan of Harry Potter and JK Rowling I enjoyed reading this short book and learning more details about the HP world. I would love to read a more in depth version that tells more details and history of each beast (I am unsure if such a book exists).

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Oryx
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Do you think Hedwig wants my biscuit?

QuietlyLaura I want your biscuit! ☺️🍪 3y
Birdsong28 I also have that mug!!! ❤️😍😘📚📖 3y
julesG Hedwig and Fawkes! 3y
Slajaunie He definitely wants your biscuit. Watch out. 3y
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ErraticElle
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This is the best addendum to the Harry Potter series! J.K. Rowling is ridiculously talented and this is so incredibly creative. I loved learning about all of the magical creatures. The references to other “magical texts“ were great additions. I am constantly amazed at how detailed this world has become.

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alisiakae
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Great way to wrap up a fall day that actually felt like fall! 🍏 tart with Queenie‘s Strudel tea. ☕️ 📖

Schnoebs That is the cutest little treat 😍😋 3y
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