J.K. Rowling published Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages in 2001. All returns went to Comic Relief. The book included a foreword by Albus Dumbledore and an overview by the author himself, Newt Scamander.
Check out these 5 magical things that you forgot from the ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ textbook:
1) Newt’s time in America is inexplicably missing
The “About the Author” section of Fantastic Beasts had no reference of Newt Scamander’s stint across the pond. So, basically, we don’t know whether it was overlooked or removed from British wizarding history.
2) Hagrid 1.0
The Fantastic Beasts introduction overtly states that its author graduated from Hogwarts — but we’ve since learned that he was debarred for presenting a magical beast into a setting where it threatened human lives.
3) A hint at the five movies
In the outline, Newt states that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them “represents the fruit of many years’ travel and research” in a hundred countries and through five continents. That’s also the similar number of continents as have magical communities large enough to merit a school, which offers an exciting chance to look at international wizardry over the five-film franchise.
4) The BathildaBagshot link
BathildaBagshot was initially presented in the Harry Potter series as the creator of A History of Magic, a quintessential content in the Hogwarts program. In Deathly Hallows, we discover that she knew Dumbledore’s family nearly and acquainted him with her awesome nephew: GellertGrindelwald.
5) Shipping is about the journey
Newt’s account in Fantastic Beasts mentions that he lives in Dorset with his better half Porpentina, A.K.A. Tina Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), who he’ll meet in the principal film. Additionally, they have pet knees, which are the most charming — if confused — animals guaranteed in the film’s zoological garden.