The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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 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." But not only are they 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 Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J. K. Rowling. Lumos is dedicated to ending the institutionalization of children, a harmful practice that affects the lives of up to eight million disadvantaged children around the world who live in institutions and orphanages, many placed there as a result of poverty, disability, disease, discrimination and conflict; very few are orphans. Lumos works to reunite children with their families, promote family-based care alternatives, and help authorities to reform their systems and close down institutions and orphanages.
Publisher: New York : Children's High Level Group in association with Arthur A. Levine Books, c2008.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780545128285
Branch Call Number: j F ROWLING
Characteristics: xiv, 111 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.


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Jul 05, 2018

I enjoyed another glimps into the fantastic world of Harry Potter.

These are the well beloved children's tales in Hermione Granger's Book that Dumbledore left for her in his will, and they are anything that I could hope for.

These stories are very interesting and illustrative. My fovorite being 'Babbity Rabity And The Cackling Stump', Which is a tale of a muggle king who wants to be the only person who knows magic.

I connot summerize all of them because there are too many, but I recommend this to any long-time Harry Potter fan.

Sep 12, 2017

As amusing respite for those who read all the books, more interesting than it is enjoyable.

Aug 27, 2016

It's not like reading another book in the Harry Potter series, but if you love being a part of the wizarding world, here is another chance to do so. The tales are witty and add another dimension to the wizarding world.

Jul 29, 2016

A collection of bedtime stories with a wizard world approach. The notes give great background to the stories.
Very entertaining.

amandarobinson Apr 14, 2016

I love all things related to Harry Potter, and this quick read doesn't disappoint. Love Rowling's imagination, and this is a great companion to the Harry Potter universe. Definitely recommend to all Harry Potter fans, regardless of age!

Jul 27, 2015

the cover says "a wizardly classic from the world of harry potter". sorry I see it as a way to drain money out of harry potter fans. the stories are cute but not worth a book

Ivy3501 Dec 15, 2013

I loved this book so much my friends and I had just finished reading the HP series together and I went and got this from the library and I was so excited! It is a great book and it has some cool stories. It gives a good background to the HP stories and it is such a great book. I loved it!!

Kdmullerspy Jun 05, 2013

I loved these tales!!!!!!!!! Great way to fill the void left by Harry Potter.

TheAfricanPrince May 01, 2013

Wanna read it soo bad, but first have to read my stupid book: Magyk {{ I highly don't recommend it}}

lakevilla_IDOL Jan 14, 2013

This is a book that is mentioned in Harry Potter and the deathly Hollows. It has many magical fairy tales that are read to young witches and wizards. With translation from Hermione, this story is now able to be read by muggles. I do not reccomend this book if you have not read the Harry Potter series.

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Jan 13, 2009

There once was a kindly old wizard who used his magic generously and wisely for the benefit of his neighbours. Rather than reveal the true source of his power, he pretended that his potions, charms and antidotes sprang ready-made from the little cauldron he called his lucky cooking pot. From miles around people came to him with their troubles and the wizard was pleased to give his pot a stir and put things right. This well-beloved wizard lived to a goodly age, then died, leaving all of his chattels to his only son. This son was of a very different disposition to his gentle father. Those who could not work magic were, to the son’s mind, worthless, and he had often quarrelled with his father’s habit of dispensing magical aid to their neighbours.


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