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The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J.K. Rowling
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
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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... show more
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."The stories are accompanied by delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by Ms. Rowling herself, featuring a still-life frontispiece for each one. Professor Dumbledore's commentary—apparently written some eighteen months before his death—reveals not just his vast knowledge of Wizarding lore, but also more of his personal qualities: his sense of humor, his courage, his pride in his abilities, and his hard-won wisdom. Names familiar from the Harry Potter novels sprinkle the pages, including Aberforth Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy and his forebears, and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (or "Nearly Headless Nick"), as well as other professors at Hogwarts and the past owners of the Elder Wand. Dumbledore tells us of incidents unique to the Wizarding world, like hilariously troubled theatrical productions at Hogwarts or the dangers of having a "hairy heart." But he also reveals aspects of the Wizarding world that his Muggle readers might find all too familiar, like censorship, intolerance, and questions about the deepest mysteries in life.But not only are thesetales the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter. This purchase also represents another very important form of giving: From every sale of this book, Scholastic will give its net proceeds to The Children's High Level Group,
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Format: ebook
ISBN: 9781781100431 (1781100438)
ASIN: 9781781100431
Publisher: Pottermore Limited
Edition language: English
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Bookish thoughts!!!
Bookish thoughts!!! rated it
5.0 Die Märchen von Beedle dem Barden / The Tales of Beedle the Bard!!!
Okay, das ist wahrscheinlich mein Lieblingsbuch von den Hogwarts Library Büchern. Die anderen fand ich echt auch überraschend toll, aber das hier war irgendwie etwas ganz besonderes. Ich wollte nur eine der Geschichten lesen und auf einmal war ich bei der dritten Geschichte, dann war es nur ein kl...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
4.0 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
It took me awhile to get to these, but they are quite good aren't they? I'd chalked these up as merely a tie-in. The Tales of Beedle the Bard are five stories written in the vein of the classic fairy stories collected/written by Aesop, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Anderson. All of the stor...
Autumn Lupin Books
Autumn Lupin Books rated it
5.0 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Re-read July 29, 2016.
Shaykitteh's World of Books
Shaykitteh's World of Books rated it
5.0 Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Back in 2008, I picked up this pretty hardcover book, which not only has the benefit of expanding upon the Harry Potter universe but the proceeds also go to charity. During a move, the book got packed away and I forgot about it, finding it again during a recent move, stored in the box it has probabl...
LindaLeest
LindaLeest rated it
4.0 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Well i'm a sucker for fairytales and these are just so cute and fun! Loved it! 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune' was my favorite.
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