Review Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Hewan-hewan Fantastis dan Di Mana Mereka Bisa Ditemukan

Sabtu, 10 Desember 2011


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Hewan-hewan Fantastis dan Di Mana Mereka Bisa Ditemukan (Harry Potter)

by J.K. Rowling

Hampir setiap rumah para penyihir di seluruh negeri pasti memiliki satu eksemplar buku Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them atau Hewan-Hewan Fantastic dan di Mana Mereka Bisa Ditemukan. Kini hanya untuk waktu terbatas, Muggle juga mendapat kesempatan untuk mengetahui di mana asal Buckbeak si Hippogriff, bahwa Naga Punggung Bersirip Norwegia (bangsanya Bayi Norbert) pernah memangsa ikan paus, dan bahwa Pixie yang pernah membuat Profesor Lockhart ketakutan setengah mati sebenarnya sangat menggemari lelucon-lelucon konyol

Gramedia Pustaka Utama 2002

Saya: AKHIRNYA buku ini saya TEMUKAN. SENANG sekali, apalagi harganya SANGAT murah.. mungkin saya sedang KENA MANTRA MUJUR. dengan itu, koleksi membaca HARRY POTTER saya mungkin sudah RAMPUNG...

ACROMANTULA: dikenal sebagai pembunuh penyihir/ mustahil dilatih dan dijinakkan. dia adalah laba-laba raksasa bermata delapan, yang mampu berbicara seperti manusia. mereka berasal dari hutan rimba BORNEO/KALIMANTAN yang lebat.

seharusnya INDONESIA ada lebih banyak makhluk-makhluk purba dan aneh di tanah air kita, bukan hanya ACROMANTULA saja.

I'm finished with Fantastic Beasts and Wher...: Chinese fireball adalah satu-satunya naga dari negeri Timur. Mungkin inilah kenapa ada film dragon ball.

Marchel: Buku bacaan tambahan wajib punya bagi pencinta Harry Potter, yah minimal wajib baca deh ^_^. Sebenarnya kayak ensiklopedia hewan namun jadi menarik dengan coretan-coretan Harry, Ron, dan adanya kata pengantar dari Albus Dumbledore. Duh, kangen Dumbledore. Kepala sekolah yang eksentrik menurutku ^_^.*Curhat dikit*

Ann: Originally read: December, 25 2004 through December 26, 2004 Re-read: January 13, 2008 through February 6, 2008
What a wonderfully, delightful book! So clever and interesting, cute, fun, (highly humerous what with all of Harry's and Ron's notes!) and informative.:) Also interesting reading it after knowing all that occurs in the serious. It was fun to revisit some of my old theories (many of which never amounted to anything, but still...);>
So much fun to read and I adore all the creatures, "beasts," the MOM classifications, the footnotes, and the drawings! Wonderful!! A lovely insight into the world of Magical Beasts!!:D

It's lovely to reread this book! Especially after hearing about it in HP1!:D So far I've just read the introduction, the forward by Albus Dumbledore(;>) and the "brief" history of fantastic beasts. So clever and fun, and a treat now that I'm more familiar with all the names of the creatures!:)

Carmen: This thin little volume is an excellent supplement to the popular Harry Potter series. All of the magical species mentioned in the series are covered in this book, along with many more. Each animal is described physically, with notes on its temperament and magical ability. Also included are "Beings" such as Merpeople.

The book is arranged alphabetically. Each creature is also classified by the level of danger that it brings: Expert Wizard Needed, Competent Wizard Should Cope, etc. Harry's notes, handwritten of course, pepper the pages. Example: On the page where Chaemera eggs are mentioned as being an Untradable Good, Harry notes that "Hagrid'll be getting some next."

This thin little volume is an excellent supplement to the popular Harry Potter series. All of the magical species mentioned in the series are covered in this book, along with many more. Each animal is described physically, with notes on its temperament and magical ability. Also included are "Beings" such as Merpeople.

The book is arranged alphabetically. Each creature is also classified by the level of danger that it brings: Expert Wizard Needed, Competent Wizard Should Cope, etc. Harry's notes, handwritten of course, pepper the pages. Example: On the page where Chaemera eggs are mentioned as being an Untradable Good, Harry notes that "Hagrid'll be getting some next."

Besides just being a fun read, proceeds from the sale of the book go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world through the Harry's Books fund that help needy children in the poorest countries in the world.

So do a good deed, buy the book and enjoy the read!

Kery: There are an abundance of magical creatures in existence. I'm sure you know of a few: dragons, unicorns, fairies, griffins...

What you may not be aware of is a range of numerous other fantastic creatures and their qualities, both dangerous and splendid.

This special edition of 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' has been made available to Muggles, with a special foreword from Albus Dumbledore. It is a mass-printing of Harry Potter's copy of the book and is doodled on throughout by Harry, Ron and even on occasion, Hermione.I was fascinated by the history of how the book formulated over time and the differentiation of what is a 'beast' as opposed to a 'being.' Is a centaur as much of a beast as a troll? What magical creatures have rights and where do you draw the distinction on how they should be classified and treated?

This excerpt at the beginning and the section on Muggle awareness of magical creatures is barely tarnished by annotations. Perhaps Mr Potter and Mr Weasley were not captivated by the contents but I was riveted. Wizard politics is a little more compelling than other sorts, although just as complicated...if not more so.

The M.O.M. Classifications and A-Z listing of fantastical beasts is where the excitement really hits off. Classifications range from X-XXXXX (snooze-worthy to hop-on-that-broom-and-flee-for-your-life) and I have to admit, the higher classified beasts are the ones that caught my attention most. I can see why Hagrid likes them so much.

My favourite is the Antipodean Opaleye (native to my own country, New Zealand) which is thought to be the most beautiful of the dragons.

In these pages, I have discovered the truth about many creatures presumed extinct or part of a modern myth, such as the Loch Ness Monster. There is information on the the fairy life-cycle and how an invisibility cloak can be produced.

I would recommend 'Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them' by Newt Scamander to anyone interested in the habits of Knarls and Kneazles, the bird that inspired the Golden Snitch and what you might want to know before eating Fizzing Whizbees.

I also implore you to check out the Comic Relief Website and to look into 'Quidditch Through the Ages' by Kennilworthy Whisp, a brilliant book that gives greater insight into the popular magical sport.

(From my blog: Quill Café)

Natasha: J.K. Rowling released a book containing inside information on the wizarding world, alongside Quidditch Through the Ages. This book, as the title states, focuses on the magical creatures we see throughout the Harry Potter series as he progresses through the years and comes into contact with more creatures.

While reading the books, we, like Harry, come into contact with these creatures for the first time. Now, we are able to see his school book and read more information about these animals of which we, before, had only vague ideas.

Not only does this book contain detailed explanations of what defines a "beast", but also tells us a bit about each creature in this book. From dragons to acromantulas; J.K. Rowling informs us of each of these creatures.

Despite the informational text, a detail that breaks the textbook feel and adds humor is Harry and Ron's self-written notes throughout the book. From small discussions, to small snippets added to specific creatures - this book contains it all.

It's these notes that made me go from a 4-star rating to 5, as it draws you into wizarding world and makes the entire world seem more realistic. Students scribbling in their books - isn't that a common occurrence, even for us muggles?

It's relatable and that is what makes this book even better than with just the information it grants us.