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The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition
by J.K. Rowling | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by nat4lee of Springfield, Virginia USA on 11/3/2009
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

status (set by AnonymousFinder): travelling


6 journalers for this copy...

Journal Entry 1 by nat4lee from Springfield, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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I picked up this copy from a friend who recommended this book as a good read. 


Journal Entry 2 by nat4lee from Springfield, Virginia USA on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

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Here is the book description from the publisher:

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! 


Journal Entry 3 by nat4lee at Taneytown Cafe in Taneytown, Maryland USA on Friday, November 13, 2009

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Released 7 yrs ago (11/13/2009 UTC) at Taneytown Cafe in Taneytown, Maryland USA

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This book is being released at the BookCrossing OBCZ (Official BookCrossing Zone) inside the cafe. I stopped by the cafe for a nice lunch on my way to a historical conference at Gettysburg College.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingmaryzeewing from Taneytown, Maryland USA on Saturday, March 06, 2010

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Brought this home from the recently closed Taneytown Cafe. I've also already read this one - a nice addition to the Harry Potter line. This will be released again soon. Thanks Nathan! 


Journal Entry 5 by wingmaryzeewing at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA on Saturday, April 24, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (4/25/2010 UTC) at Day of the Book (street festival) on Howard Avenue in Kensington, Maryland USA

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This book will be released at Kensington's Day of the Book Festival.

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Journal Entry 6 by wingKateKintailwing from Burke, Virginia USA on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

10 out of 10

I picked this up at the festival because I'm collecting Harry Potter books for next year's Accio Books charity project.

If you liked this book, you might enjoy the CD "Songs from Beedle the Bard" by the Butterbeer Experience, who wrote one song about each story in this book.

Here are my thoughts about this book:
I wasn't sure what to expect when I cracked open this book. I love the world of Harry Potter but wasn't expecting much. I certainly didn't expect to be spellbound. But it felt like being right there in the HP world again.

I liked the stories a lot, and find it difficult to pick a favorite:
The Wizard and the Hopping Pot
The Fountain of Fair Fortune
The Warlock's Hairy Heart
Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump
The Tale of the Three Brothers

Though if I had to choose, it would be the Fountain of Fair Fortune story. The stories all felt very familiar, entertaining, and magical. I loved all the stories in the collection, and was especially fascinated by the commentary by Albus Dumbledore and footnotes by JKR. It was more than just expanding the world with fun little tales, it was making things more real and analyzing the wizarding culture. I think you can learn a lot about a people by seeing what they teach their children. And so these stories were enlightening for that reason. 


Journal Entry 7 by wingKateKintailwing at Gaithersburg, Maryland USA on Friday, May 14, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (5/15/2010 UTC) at Gaithersburg, Maryland USA

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Giving this to mdm139 to add to the Harry Potter auction bookbox. 


Journal Entry 8 by authorauthor at Alexandria, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 21, 2010

9 out of 10

I should have journaled this one a couple months ago, but forgot. I bid on and won the Harry Potter auction box, which included this book as well as a lot of other great Harry Potter paraphernalia. But I already have a copy of this one, so I'm releasing it so someone else can enjoy it.

It's a fun book, by the way, a collection of classic wizard tales, annotated by Albus Dumbledore and translated by Hermione Granger from ancient runes, for the enjoyment of Muggles. The stories feel magical and fit right in with what we know of the wizarding world. A must for any HP fan's collection! 


Journal Entry 9 by authorauthor at Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia USA on Saturday, August 21, 2010

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Released 7 yrs ago (8/21/2010 UTC) at Sheraton Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Virginia USA

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I'm leaving this one on the OBCZ shelf near the front desk of the hotel. 


Journal Entry 10 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Sunday, August 22, 2010

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I grabbed this off the OBCZ shelf because I've been wanting to read it for a while. Thanks! :) 


Journal Entry 11 by wingmelydiawing at -- Geocaches, Virginia USA on Saturday, January 21, 2012

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A collection of five fairy tales for the magical set, complete with extensive commentary by everyone's favorite headmaster, Albus Dumbledore. The illustrations, penned by Rowling herself, were very nice. However, the commentary was by far the most interesting part, as the stories were honestly kind of generic. And there were so few of them they didn't really get a chance to make much of an impression on me. I appreciate that this was created for charity, but on its own it's nothing special. That said, if you're dying for one more taste of the world of Harry Potter, this might just fit the bill. 


Journal Entry 12 by wingmelydiawing at Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, Virginia USA on Thursday, January 26, 2012

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Released 5 yrs ago (1/28/2012 UTC) at Ballston Common Mall in Arlington, Virginia USA

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Bringing this to the BCinDC meetup at Ballston Mall in Arlington, VA. I hope it doesn't come home with me. 


Journal Entry 13 by wingAnonymousFinderwing at Chevy Chase, Maryland USA on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

9 out of 10

it was awesome I read it every night before bed and I loved it.
I got it from my library, I was so excited to read it but I didn't know what to expect.
Its going to be past on tonight 


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