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98 pages, Hardcover
First published March 1, 2001
I was permitted to reissue the book only on that a disclaimer was included, assuring Muggle readers that it was a work of fiction.We now have new creatures, including the Hodag, Horned Serpent, Thunderbird, Hidebehind, Wampus Cat and Snallygaster (my favorite), which brings up the total to 81. to reflect Newt's journey to America. Within the new creatures descriptions are references to Ilvermorny (U.S. version of Hogwarts).
Some of the creatures featured in the movies looked slightly different. Notably, the grindylow - instead of being an octopus-like water demon has become a mermaid with legs:
Figure 1: Snallygaster - part lizard, part bird that is sometimes mistaken as the Loch Ness Monster - in part due to its curious nature.
Absent from this edition, the painfully small scribblings from Harry, Ron and Hermione. While I miss l missed their quirky musings and chatter, the full-color illustrations more than make up for that. This is truly a beautiful book.
Figure 2: The "Grindylow" - a water demon. Famous for ruining Fleur de Lacour's chances at eternal glory.
It is my fondest hope that a new generation of witches and wizards will find in its pages fresh reason to love and protect the incredible beasts with whom we share magic
Figure 3: The Unicorn - by far the absolute best mythical creature in the world.
The I965 ban on Experimental breeding has made the creation of new species illegal.
↪ But no one's told Hagrid.
Supposedly the most dangerous of all dragon
you're not kidding ↩
However, since Basilisks are uncontrollable except by parselmouths, they are as dangerous to most Dark wizards as to anybody else, and there have been no recorded sightings of Basilisks in Britain for at least four hundred years.
↪ that's what you think
Dried Billywig stings are used in several potions and are believed to be a component in the popular sweet Fizzing Whizzbees.
↪ last time I eat them then