Saturday, April 18, 2009

Harry Potter: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Genre: Fantasy
Published: 2008
Hardback: 111 pages
Rating: 4

Inspiration: Potter fan

Description from the book:
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.

My thoughts:
In-a-word: Magical
This is a great supplement to the whole Harry Potter series. It provides some backstory into the Harry Potter's wizarding world. My favorite tale is "The Fountain of Fair Fortune" with its great twist in the end.

I love the original hand-made editions which only went to 7 lucky recipients.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry, book 1)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry, book 2)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry, book 3)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Harry, book 4)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Harry, book 5)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince (Harry, book 6)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Harry, book 7)
Harry Potter The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

Ugh moment: found a typo on page 10


  1. a typo in a Rowling book? Do you think they rushed it to publication? Happy Reading anyway, sharpeyes!

  2. Man, typos are irritating! Going strong on the read-a-thon - keep it up!

  3. Typo? Hate when that happens ^_^ I think the British version is ok!

    Good luck on your read-a-thon!


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