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Beedle the Bard

Book of children's stories by J.K. Rowling

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For Those of Us Who Cannot Get Enough

  • Dec 8, 2008
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The loveable Albus Dumbledore, headmaster of the Hogwarts school and Harry Potter's mentor and commentator featured in these pages, lives on in this slim collection of five fairy tales. Told from the wizard's perspective, it's a fresh look at some familiar and not-so-familiar fables, and the sharp wit of J.K. Rowling make it a delightful read. The black and white illustrations aren't that great, but as with all of the Potter stories, one doesn't buy this book for anything more than the transport to the vivid world created by Rowling and the ongoing conflicts between muggles and wizards. (BTW: I actually cried during book seven of the Potter Series because I knew the series had come to an end). So, this little book was a delightful treat.

It will make an EXCELLENT and affordable holiday gift for the Harry Potter fanatic in your family—or your school grab bag or Secret Santa. In addition, sales of this book are raising money for children in Eastern European institutions. 

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review by . July 06, 2010
              This book contains five J. K. Rowling tales, ostensibly composed by the fifteenth century wizard Beedle, “written for young wizards and witches,” which Rowling assures us are very popular in Hogwarts, the land of Harry Potter. Each tale is followed by a commentary by Professor Dumbledore, the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Dumbledore speaks his mind, offers his explanation of the tale, …
review by . June 30, 2010
With J.K.Rowlings brilliantly crafted world of Harry Potter, she brings you yet another lovely add on to the series. "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is a collection of five short stories much like you'd read as some of our classics such as Cinderella or Rumplestiltskin. These stories are so well crafted, you can't help but realize all of the aspects that make these stories seem so 'ordinary' to fans. The use of a wand, and a 'hopping pot' is seemingly an …
Quick Tip by . June 09, 2010
I was very disappointed in this book. I thought it would have something to do with Harry Potter and it didn't.
review by . December 21, 2008
Chorus:   Rowling is a genius   Long may her stories reign   If you're a Harry Potter fan   Join in this short refrain       "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot"   Tells of a wizard, whose   Propensity to muggle-hate   Soon made him sing the blues     "The Fountain of Fair Fortune" tells   Of witches and a knight   Who didn't need three coins at all   To …
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of children's stories written by British author J.K. Rowling. This wizard classic book of five fairy tales was originally a fictional book in the last installment of the Harry Potter series. The tales include "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." This special book was illustrated by Rowling herself, embellished with silver ornaments and mounted moonstones.

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