The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition

by J.K. Rowling | Science Fiction & Fantasy | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0545128285 Global Overview for this book
Registered by candieb of Austin, Texas USA on 12/21/2008
Buy from one of these Booksellers: | Amazon UK | Amazon CA | Amazon DE | Amazon FR | Amazon IT |
This book is in a Controlled Release! This book is in a Controlled Release!
1 journaler for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by candieb from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, December 21, 2008

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.

The stories are accompanied by delightful pen-and-ink illustrations by Ms. Rowling herself, featuring a still-life frontispiece for each one. Professor Dumbledore’s commentary—apparently written some eighteen months before his death—reveals not just his vast knowledge of Wizarding lore, but also more of his personal qualities: his sense of humor, his courage, his pride in his abilities, and his hard-won wisdom. Names familiar from the Harry Potter novels sprinkle the pages, including Aberforth Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy and his forebears, and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (or “Nearly Headless Nick”), as well as other professors at Hogwarts and the past owners of the Elder Wand. Dumbledore tells us of incidents unique to the Wizarding world, like hilariously troubled theatrical productions atHogwarts or the dangers of having a “hairy heart.” But he also reveals aspects of the Wizarding world that his Muggle readers might find all too familiar, like censorship, intolerance, and questions about the deepest mysteries in life.

Altogether, this is an essential addition to our store of knowledge about the world and the magic that J. K. Rowling has created, and a book every true Harry Potter fan will want to have for their shelves.

Journal Entry 2 by candieb from Austin, Texas USA on Sunday, December 21, 2008
Rowling is amazing. She has created this huge world that you get yourself sucked right into. It's pretty cool, actually. I could hear these stories being told to the kids in the school at Hogwarts. I could SEE the kids, the school. The author is truly talented, there's no doubt about it, but I also sometimes wonder if she isn't also a witch herself... I know I'm completely under her spell ;)

This is a must read for all Potter fans. Dumberdore's notes alone make it a great read with some additional insight into the "Magical World of Harry Potter".

Journal Entry 3 by candieb at --, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA on Friday, January 16, 2009

Released 10 yrs ago (1/16/2009 UTC) at --, -- By post or by hand/ in person -- USA



Mailing to a member who requested it.

Are you sure you want to delete this item? It cannot be undone.