Published in: 2007
Edition read: E-book
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.
This book contains 5 stories that are like the Grimm’s fairy tales of the Harry Potter world. Each has a moral to the story, each is weird as hell, and each is followed by ‘notes’ by Dumbledore, giving commentary on what the moral of each story is and any controversy surrounding it in the wizarding world.
This book was cute. It took me my lunchbreak to start and finish (so basically I knocked it over in an hour) and it transported me back to the Harry Potter universe, as the author’s writing style is quite distinctive when she’s writing about HP. It was pretty fun to read.
Beedle the Bard rating: 6/10
Would I re-read it? Yeah, it took no time to read, so it’d be quick to read again (and fun)
Who would I recommend it to? Fans of the HP books
Book depository: https://www.bookdepository.com/Tales-Beedle-Bard-J-K-Rowling/9780747599876