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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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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
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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.
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt
FatherCraneMadeMeDoIt rated it
4.0
This is an amazing set of stories. I will admit that I did not have very high expectations for this book, but it definitely surpassed them all by far.The stories are well written and interesting. I also enjoyed Dumbledore's analyses and stories after each tale. It was also fun to be able to look up ...
Schnuffelches Bücher
Schnuffelches Bücher rated it
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Originaltitel: The Tales of Beedle the BardVerlag: CarlsenFormat: Hardcover mit Schutzumschlag, Taschenbuch, eBookUmfang: 128 Seiten (HC)Erschienen: 04. Dezember 2008 Inhalt:Welcher ordentliche Zauberer kennt sie nicht: die großartigen alt...
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