Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay
Audience: Children ages: 8+ years old
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 18th November 2016
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Source: Hachette Australia
When Magizoologist Newt Scamander arrives in New York, he intends his stay to be just a brief stopover. However, when his magical case is misplaced and some of Newt's fantastic beasts escape, it spells trouble for everyone . . .
Inspired by the original Hogwart's textbook by Newt Scamander, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, author of the beloved and internationally bestselling Harry Potter books. A feat of imagination and featuring a cast of remarkable characters and magical creatures, this is epic adventure-packed storytelling at its very best.
Well, sort of a review, in truth I was not expecting an actual screenplay. Yes, yes, I know that it is written right there on the cover, but somehow I was expecting something more, some annotations maybe.
As it is, it is exactly what it says: a screenplay of the film, word for word.
There is, of course, already the 2001 book “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” (a Hogwarts Library text book written by Newt Scamander with a little help from J.K. Rowling) and, of course, the film.
To me, this screenplay seems a little superfluous, but then, it is aimed at children of eight years old and upwards.
I'm not sure how interested they would be in actually reading this screenplay, just owning it might be enough for the avid collector.
It is a beautiful book, its dark blue and shiny gold cover is quite impressive, and would look lovely on the bookshelf alongside your J.K. Rowling collection.
Copy provided by Hachette Australia