The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Book - 2008
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in assisting Harry, aided by his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. Here, fans have the opportunity to read the tales in full.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is without doubt an exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter. They also reveal the wonderful versatility of the author, as she tackles with relish the structure and varying tones of a classic fairy tale. There are five tales included in the book- 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', which is recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows ; plus four more - 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each tale has its own magical character and will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard , translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, is introduced and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. Also included are notes on the stories by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by generous permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.
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Publisher: London : Children's High Level Group, c2008
ISBN: 9780747599876
Branch Call Number: J ROW
Characteristics: xvii, 108 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm


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Aug 22, 2017

A wonderful compliment to the Harry Potter series, but stands on its own.

Jan 16, 2016

Quick fairy tales of the wizarding world, a tantalizing sample of the literature that wizarding children in the Potterverse might be exposed to. These tales somewhat mirror traditional folk and fairy tales, but with a unique twist that is all Rowling.

Aug 24, 2015

Harry potter fairy tales.

Jul 30, 2015

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. Simon M

Jul 10, 2015

"as the sun fell bellow the horizon, Sir lucklesss emerged"

Dec 06, 2014

If you liked the Harry Potter series you'll probably like this companion book, but there's not much to it. Proceeds go to the Children's HIgh Level Group.

Jul 15, 2014

l love!!!!!!!!!!! this book not soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much

Jul 14, 2014

It was generally a good book, well it was a great book, but I would not recommend it for people who have not read the Harry Potter series (Once you get it and look a the blurb, it clearly states that.) BTW: I loved Dumbledore's notes.

Jan 05, 2014

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a nice coda to Rowling's seven-novel, Harry Potter epic, and after coming off the high of Harry's story you almost expect this one to be epic as well. It's not, but that doesn't mean it isn't any less delightful. This is the wizarding world's equivalent of Aesop's Fables and it exists because it was part of the story of book 7, The Deathly Hallows. It was a crucial part for that matter. There are five tales in all here, and a nice commentary section graces the end of each by the man himself, Albus Dumbledore. In addition to the haunting fable featured in book 7, The Tales of the Three Brothers, another one of my favorites was Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump.

Apr 05, 2012

JK Rowling is sooo clever! I mean look at the way she thought of writing this book.

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Aug 25, 2015

This is a collection of short wizarding tales, that may or may not be true. This assortment includes the pessimistic and humorous "The Wizard and The Hopping Pot", the adventure of "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", and the classic "Tale of The Three Brothers". Commentary from the likes of J.K. Rowling and Professor Dumbledore, and also scenic sketches, make this a memorable set.

Aug 24, 2015

A collection of Wizzarding Children's Stories.


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