J.K.Rowling wrote three short companion books to the Harry Potter series. I love the Harry Potter series and read those numerous times, but for some reason I never read the companion books. Each one gives us more insight in the area of expertise. Recently I finished all three and I'm giving you my thoughts on each book!
Fantastic Beasts and where to find them
Harry Potter Companion Book 1
A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides on almost every wizarding household in the country. Now, for a limited period only, Muggles too have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl.
Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world, which means that the dollars and Galleons you exchange for it will do magic beyond the powers of any wizard. If you feel that this is insufficient reason to part with your money, I can only hope most sincerely that passing wizards feel more charitable if they ever see you being attacked by a Manticore.
This book was meant to be a study book used at Hogwarts and it sure felt like it. I really LOVED the notes made by Harry, Ron and Hermione inside this book. I was excited to find every note :). It was interesting to read about the different creatures, but after some time that started to bore me just a little. That of course can't take away the awesomeness of J.K.Rowling's writing style.
Quidditch through the ages
Harry Potter Companion Book 2
Did you know that: there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh - What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league (founded 1163). All this information and much more could be yours once you have read this book: this is all you could ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.
This book shows again the imagination J.K.Rowling has. She really dives deep to tell the history and rules of Quidditch and it's just lovely to read about it all. It was really nice to read about the development of the Quidditch game, Rowling makes it seems so real. It was a nice little book.
The Tales of beedle the bard Harry Potter Companion Book 3
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.
This is definitely my favorite out of the three companion books. The stories were full of magical elements and creatures and made me feel like I was back in the Harry Potter adventures a little bit. My favorite story is the Tale of the three brothers, but I enjoyed the other stories in the book as well!
Have you read these companion novels? Let me know what your thoughts are about them in the comments!