The Tales of Beedle the Bard British First Edition Hardcover by J. K. Rowling
(Harry Potter)

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If you loved JK Rowling's Harry Potter books then you will love The Tales of Beedle The Bard! I highly recommend this book...
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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: "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 know and love, reading them gives new insight into the wizarding world.
 

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Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stonein 1997, the Harry Potter novels have sold 400 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 65 languages. J. K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J. K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.
 
Published May 9, 2016 by Pottermore from J.K. Rowling. 128 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Sports & Outdoors, Action & Adventure. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Tales of Beedle the Bard British First Edition Hardcover
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Guardian

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Reviewed by Izzymcq on Jul 27 2011

If you loved JK Rowling's Harry Potter books then you will love The Tales of Beedle The Bard! I highly recommend this book...

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Reviewed by Kate Kellaway on Dec 13 2008

It's a curiosity, a collector's item, an intricate in-joke complete with footnotes that will engross any close student of Harry Potter.

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Reviewed by John Mullan on Dec 13 2008

The humour is in Dumbledore's notes. There is a certain amount of mock-scholarly fun, and the opportunity for the author to get back at some of her more pious critics...for all their air of self-mockery, the notes protest too much on the part of Rowling's own endeavour.

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Entertainment Weekly

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Reviewed by JEFF JENSEN on Dec 10 2008

Dumbledore’s witty, richly imagined analysis permits Rowling to vent her spleen on various pet issues:? censorship, intolerance, condescending children’s lit. Rowling also interjects some choice barbs in her own voice; in the foreword, she asks us to note the absence of passive, hapless sleeping beauties needing knightly rescue.

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Reviewed by Susan Whelan on Dec 06 2008

While fans may be disappointed that no further secrets or information about their favourite Harry Potter characters are revealed, they will no doubt enjoy Dumbledore’s commentary of the tales and the connection with the final book of the series.

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Reviewed by Floresiensis on Mar 01 2012

Warty cooking pots, hairy shrivelled hearts and talking tree stumps are just some of the delights that are found within these stories and of course the tale of the Three Brothers who try to trick Death and request three gifts...I just can’t think of a good enough reason NOT to buy a copy.

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