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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Written & Illustrated by J.K. Rowling

A Wizarding classic from the world of Harry Potter

The Tales of Beedle the Bard 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 imaginagive 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 purchase also represents another very important form of giving: From every sale of this book, Scholastic will give its net proceeds to the Children's High Level Group, a charity cofounded in 2005 by J. K. Rowling and Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne, MEP. CHLG campaigns to protect and promote children's rights and make life better for vulnerable young people. 


Reviews and Awards

"Those hoping to re-create the hours of pleasure spent curled up with a J.K. Rowling book... will undoubtedly enjoy the tales and Dumbledore’s often lengthy, cynical-but-wise commentary on each one." - School Library Journal

“Rowling’s formidable imagination produces stories that have the sleek lines of actual folktales, limned with sly humor, folk morality, and a sense of the macabre, and well-integrated into the wizarding world that she created in the series proper. Dumbledore’s commentary is precisely what you would expect and wish.” - Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books 

Purchase Options
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Fall 2008
ISBN: 0-545-128228-5
Price: $12.99
Trim Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/4"
Page Count: 128
Foreign Rights: Christopher Little Agency
Translation Rights: Christopher Little Agency
Rights Available? yes

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