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{{Quote|What about those ''Monster Books'', eh? The assistant nearly cried when we said we wanted two.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
{{Quote|What about those ''Monster Books'', eh? The assistant nearly cried when we said we wanted two.|[[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]]|Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban}}
 
'''''The Monster Book of Monsters''''', by [[Edwardus Lima]], is a particularly vicious textbook that is used in [[Care of Magical Creatures]] while [[Rubeus Hagrid]] (who thought the book's aggressive nature was funny) was the teacher. The book will attack anyone who attempts to open it. The only way to subdue the book is to stroke its spine, upon which the book opens placidly.
 
'''''The Monster Book of Monsters''''', by [[Edwardus Lima]], is a particularly vicious textbook that is used in [[Care of Magical Creatures]] while [[Rubeus Hagrid]] (who thought the book's aggressive nature was funny) was the teacher. The book will attack anyone who attempts to open it. The only way to subdue the book is to stroke its spine, upon which the book opens placidly.
 
==Known Contents==
 
*[[Sphinx]]
 
*[[Hippogriff]]
 
*[[Troll of Nadroj]]
 
*[[Alizor of Westacottus]]
 
*[[Limax]]
 
*[[Daraliznof Freaazer]]
 
*[[Valcore]]
 
*[[Shelliferous Drogodflikerous]]
 
   
 
==History==
 
==History==
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[[Hermione Granger]] considered this book along with many others as she was deciding on the supplies they would need to take on their [[Horcrux hunt|mission to find Voldemort's Horcruxes]]. As she was sorting books, it broke free of its restraints and bit [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] on the ankle. It is unknown if she took it with them.
 
[[Hermione Granger]] considered this book along with many others as she was deciding on the supplies they would need to take on their [[Horcrux hunt|mission to find Voldemort's Horcruxes]]. As she was sorting books, it broke free of its restraints and bit [[Ronald Weasley|Ron Weasley]] on the ankle. It is unknown if she took it with them.
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At some point in its history, [[Dervish and Banges]] apparently suffered a bad incident involving a copy of this book, as their instructions for their closing procedure included "Double check the lock on ''The Monster Book of Monsters''! (you know what happened last time.)"<ref>[http://www.mugglenet.com/themepark/wweastereggs.shtml "The Wizarding World: Secrets and Details"] at [http://www.mugglenet.com/ MuggleNet].</ref>
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==Physical appearance==
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In the video game adaptations, the Monster Book appears as a jade-green book with gold engravings. In the films, the book is a grey-brown colour, has many rips inside, four beady hazel eyes and a mouth that bites anyone who tries to open it.
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==Known Contents==
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*[[Sphinx]]
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*[[Hippogriff]]
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*[[Troll of Nadroj]]
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*[[Alizor of Westacottus]]
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*[[Limax]]
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*[[Daraliznof Freaazer]]
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*[[Valcore]]
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*[[Shelliferous Drogodflikerous]]
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
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*In the handheld versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', during Year 1, a group of ''Monster Books'' attack Flourish and Blotts, and Harry must help assist in restoring some of the other damaged books with the [[Mending Charm]] before he can purchase his first year textbooks. Upon leaving the shop, Harry finds that they have escaped out into the main part of the alley, and must destroy them with the [[Reductor Curse]].
 
*In the handheld versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', during Year 1, a group of ''Monster Books'' attack Flourish and Blotts, and Harry must help assist in restoring some of the other damaged books with the [[Mending Charm]] before he can purchase his first year textbooks. Upon leaving the shop, Harry finds that they have escaped out into the main part of the alley, and must destroy them with the [[Reductor Curse]].
 
*A scale replica prop of ''The Monster Book of Monsters'' is included with the ''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]''.<ref name="snitchseeker">[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/harry-potter-limited-edition-special-bookset-with-page-to-screen-out-december-4-a-91026/ Snitchseeker - Harry Potter Limited Edition special bookset, with "Page To Screen", out December 4]</ref>
 
*A scale replica prop of ''The Monster Book of Monsters'' is included with the ''[[Harry Potter Limited Edition]]''.<ref name="snitchseeker">[http://www.snitchseeker.com/harry-potter-news/harry-potter-limited-edition-special-bookset-with-page-to-screen-out-december-4-a-91026/ Snitchseeker - Harry Potter Limited Edition special bookset, with "Page To Screen", out December 4]</ref>
*The ''Monster Book'' appears as the first enemy and first boss in the GBA verison of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''. It has low health and can easily be defeated using [[Flipendo]], essentially being unlosable fight. When it is defeated, Harry can read the bestiary in the book.
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*The ''Monster Book'' appears as the first enemy and first boss in the GBA verison of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''. It has low health and can easily be defeated using [[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo]] or [[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]], essentially being unlosable fight. When it is defeated, Harry can read the bestiary in the book.
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*The [[Marauder's Map]] depicted in the closing credits of ''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (film)]]'' shows a "[[Book of Monster's Repair Workshop]]" where presumably copies of this book could be sent to be repaired.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 21:44, April 21, 2014

MonsterBook
The Monster Book of Monsters
Publication information
Author

Edwardus Lima[1]

Released

before 1978

Subject

Care of Magical Creatures

Copies

Hogwarts Textbook

"What about those Monster Books, eh? The assistant nearly cried when we said we wanted two."
Ron Weasley[src]

The Monster Book of Monsters, by Edwardus Lima, is a particularly vicious textbook that is used in Care of Magical Creatures while Rubeus Hagrid (who thought the book's aggressive nature was funny) was the teacher. The book will attack anyone who attempts to open it. The only way to subdue the book is to stroke its spine, upon which the book opens placidly.

HistoryEdit

"Hasn' anyone bin able ter open their books? Yeh've got to stroke 'em."
—Hagrid in his first lesson of magical creatures, who thought the books were actually funny.[src]
Monsterbook

One of the textbooks, shut with a belt.

After incidents in which the books attacked each other, the manager of Flourish and Blotts vowed never to stock them again; he found the situation to be worse than when an entire stock of The Invisible Book of Invisibility disappeared.

When students brought this book to Hogwarts for Rubeus Hagrid's Care of Magical Creatures class, they had to force the books shut with belts and Spello-tape because they didn't know how to calm the books.

Rubeus Hagrid gave one to Harry Potter for his 13th birthday in 1993 as it was part of his requirements for his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

NevilleMBoM

The Book attacking Neville Longbottom.

Hermione Granger considered this book along with many others as she was deciding on the supplies they would need to take on their mission to find Voldemort's Horcruxes. As she was sorting books, it broke free of its restraints and bit Ron Weasley on the ankle. It is unknown if she took it with them.

At some point in its history, Dervish and Banges apparently suffered a bad incident involving a copy of this book, as their instructions for their closing procedure included "Double check the lock on The Monster Book of Monsters! (you know what happened last time.)"[2]

Physical appearanceEdit

In the video game adaptations, the Monster Book appears as a jade-green book with gold engravings. In the films, the book is a grey-brown colour, has many rips inside, four beady hazel eyes and a mouth that bites anyone who tries to open it.

Known ContentsEdit

Behind the scenesEdit

Prop Monster Book of Monsters

Prop version of the book included with the Harry Potter Limited Edition

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit


Care of Magical Creatures
The Monster Book
Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks

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