Friday 18 November saw the general release of the much-awaited Warner Bros. feature film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them – a new and original story by J.K. Rowling, marking her screenwriting debut, the film was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook of the same name, written by the author’s character Newt Scamander, the wizarding world’s preeminent Magizoologist. The textbook which inspired the film was first published in 2001 and sold in aid of Comic Relief.
The screenplay of the film was published on the same day as the film’s release, and RNIB was proud to be able to offer editions in braille and giant print. A Talking Book version is also now available, for RNIB Library members to borrow on DAISY CD, USB.
A digital download from RNIB Overdrive is coming soon, so that all of our customers can access this magical story.
Set decades before Harry first got that letter from Hogwarts, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them tells the story of Newt Scamander (portrayed by Oscar winner Eddie Redmayne), who, following a journey around the world to discover and catalogue a variety of magical creatures, steps off a boat in New York with a suitcase full of his discoveries. Shortly after his arrival, some of Newt's fantastical creatures escape, sending him on a chaotic chase through the streets of the Big Apple. He is joined by No-Maj (American for Muggle) Jacob and Porpentina "Tina" Goldstein of MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), and together they try to restore the order to the streets of New York, while keeping the magical world secret from the city's unsuspecting No-Maj residents.
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The original screenplay is available in giant print and braille and as a Talking Book (TB23637). To find out more information about reading this book in your preferred format, contact our helpline on 0303 123 9999.