The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

A Wizarding Classic From the World of Harry Potter

Book - 2008
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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 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."--From publisher description.
Publisher: New York : Children's High Level Group in association with Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008
ISBN: 9780545128285
0545128285
Branch Call Number: jFICTION Rowling
CF ROWLING
Characteristics: 111 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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KayALDes
Aug 22, 2017

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

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amalyndb
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.

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DanielleH_0
Aug 24, 2015

Harry potter fairy tales.

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5imon5
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

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green_goldfinch_6
Jul 10, 2015

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

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andreareads
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.

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Jasmeet123
Jul 15, 2014

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

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katherinekar
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.

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danielestes
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.

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rumsha123
Apr 05, 2012

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

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asht1122
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.

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DanielleH_0
Aug 24, 2015

A collection of Wizzarding Children's Stories.

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green_goldfinch_6
Jul 10, 2015

"I am cured"

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