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Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Hardback)
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Hardback)

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay (Hardback)

Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 18/11/2016
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Fantastic Beasts is very much in the spirit of the Potter books … as with all of Jo [Rowling]’s work, it’s not soft. There is material in all of the books that has a truth about life. Here, there’s darkness within. But there are also these creatures, and an awful lot of humour and heart – which I think will appeal to young and old alike.”
- David Heyman, Producer of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

For fans of Harry Potter, a new magical realm is about to be unveiled.

Rowling has already given a sneak peek into the new home of magic she is about to uncover with four original stories on the Pottermore website, collected together in a series intriguingly entitled: ‘History of Magic in North America’. Here Rowling explodes what we know about the legacy of the United States from the Founding Fathers to the Roaring Twenties and creates an entirely new canon, a past steeped in magic, cloaked in suspicion. Rowling’s account takes readers from the earliest Fourteenth-Century non-magic settlers, fearful in the face of Native American magicians, to the enactment of Rappaport’s Law – a law segregating Muggles from the magical community.

Speed forward to 1920’s New York and we have the backdrop for Rowling’s full-length screenplay for a breath-taking new film; a dazzling world of smoke-filled jazz clubs, swing dance, champagne, glamour and bright-lights. Into this golden new world comes Newt Scamander, a British wizard expelled from Hogwarts, Newt is in exile, alone with a suitcase that holds a secret.

For Newt carries a precious cargo of magical creatures. Or at least he did… Some of the creatures have escaped and this puts him in terrible, mortal danger. The wizarding world of New York is not like the one he knows. The New Salem Philanthropic Society, a fanatical No-Maj (Muggle) extremist organisation, is determined to wipe out wizarding kind. Newt finds himself on the run and he must find the lost creatures before the authorities catch up with him and before the latent tensions between magical people and those who live in fear of it, escalates into full-scale war.

The design duo behind the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films, Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima - aka MinaLima - have lent their creative flair to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay and The Case of Beasts: Explore the Film Wizardry of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

Now Waterstones invites you to look back in time, to uncover the magic of the past and be spellbound by J.K. Rowling’s extraordinary world all over again.

Before Harry Potter, there was another. Before Harry Potter there was Newt Scamander…

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9781408708989
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 430 g
Dimensions: 218 x 143 x 29 mm

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“Great Screen Play”

I guess JK Rowling did it again! She has brought back the magic the Harry Potter series had. Even though it's a screen play the writing style is typically JK Rowling - has lots of magic and brings the characters... More

Hardback edition
10th December 2016
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“fantastic beasts and where to find them ”

I. Think the story made sense in the series of Harry potter film book
It is a. Screenplay from j.k. Rowling.
The book is a. Exciting and amazing and magical.
New characters in the story.
I recommend this book to... More

Hardback edition
26th November 2016
Helpful? Upvote 94


'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' gives you great facts about the crazy creatures of Harry Potter, and their strange habits, feeding and attitdue towards humans. Read this book to know inside-out... More

Paperback edition
24th October 2011
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