The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the ...
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot' and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump' complete the collection. These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore (included by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmaster's archive). His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella. This brand new edition of these much loved fairy tales from the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of the Lumos (link to wearelumos.org), an international children's charity (registered charity number 1112575) founded in 2005 by J.K Rowling. Lumos is dedicated ending the institutionalisation 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.
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My grandson totally enjoyed it. He has loved all of her books ,as the whole family has.
Hael Eiram Ylhcnats
Jul 12, 2012
Well this is a great book what more can I say I had learned to read when I was 15 mostly b/c for some silly reason the army school system thought site reading was a better way to teach kids to read but for me it did not work and the CA school system just did not want to teach me at all so ya but it seems that a home school teacher in AL was what it took for me to finally learn to read and the very first book I read was Harry Potter and the sorcerer stone.
I read this book much later on in my life and would most certainly recommend it to my friends for there kids or for them if there into harry potter.
Enjoy the book and enjoy reading in general ;).
Nov 17, 2011
I love this book I only wish I had gotten it sooner because it helped put other smaller stories within the major series into perspective.
Sep 5, 2011
Great addition to the HP Canon!
Very nicely written and illustrated by J.K.Rowling herself. Especially entertaining are Dumbledore's notes on each story. We have the original British edition, which has a different cover and layout than the U.S. edition, but somehow feels more "authentic." Reader beware, however - "The Warlock's Hairy Heart" might prove a bit gruesome for younger audiences. We skipped the ending when reading it to our seven-year-old son.
Jan 13, 2011
Tatles of Beedle the Bard
Another great book by J.K. Rowling, as if she writes any other kind! I purchased this book as a Christmas gift for my son and he was thrilled. The book arrived in great time and condition, I have been really impressed with Alibris for their stock and handling of all my orders. As far as I am concerned there is no where else to shop for books.
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