The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition
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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!
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This book will be released at Kensington's Day of the Book Festival.
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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.
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!
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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