Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

Title: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Author: J.K. Rowling 
Genre: Fantasy, Screenplay, YA
Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books
Release Date: November 18th, 2016

Note: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them can be read as a stand-alone book, as it takes place long before the events of Harry Potter with a completely different cast. However, you may enjoy it more if you have the groundwork laid by the Harry Potter series first. 

Like most Harry Potter fans, I was sad to see the series come to an end, both on page and on screen. I remember being so excited when this and Rowling’s other screenplay, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, were first released back in 2016. I liked seeing the classic series continue, in one way or another. The mistake I made was seeing the movie first, I think. Don’t get me wrong, I liked the movie – but I think I would have enjoyed reading the screenplay first, before seeing it brought to life on the big screen.

Newt Scamander is a British Magizoologist – a person who studies magical creatures –who has just arrived in New York City for work. What happens when his magical briefcase that holds a world of fantastic beasts is misplaced, and some of its contents are released? How does Newt keep his magical friends safe in such an unmagical place as New York City? And where does the muggle-hating Grindelwald fit in with all of it? Find out in Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.

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5 thoughts on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

  1. I wasn’t a huge fan of the movie. I mean, it was okay, but I didn’t feel any connection with any of the characters. I ADORE the Harry Potter series though. Would you recommend that I try reading this?

    The second movie looks like it will be way more interesting than the first.

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    1. I also adore the Harry Potter series! But if you didn’t love the movie, I probably wouldn’t recommend the screenplay… I’m hoping the second one will be good too!

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  2. Hi Rosie, I’ve just stumbled across your blog and it’s so gorgeous I had to follow 🙂 I adore your blog title and the rose rating system is so cute! Really inspiring! PS: Nothing beats reading in the library (regarding your poll) ❤ Anyway, I hope you have a nice day.

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