The Tales of Beedle The Bard A Wizarding Classic from the World of Harry Potter (Hardcover)
|The Tales of Beetle Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggie readers' attention in the book Harry Potter and the Deadly Hallows. Now thanks to Hermoine 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 Muggies been privey to reach these richly imaginative tales:"The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune,"The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitry Rabbitry 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 world of Harry Potter.
This purchase also represents another very important form of giving: for every sale of this book, Scholastic will give its net proceeds to the Children's High Level Group, a charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling and Emma Nicholson MEP to make life better for vulnerable children. CHLP helps around a quarter of a million children each year through its education activities, outreach work in institutions, among other beneficial practices.
From the Publisher:
Bloomsbury, in association with the Children's High Level Group, is delighted to announce THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, the first new book from J. K. Rowling since the publication of the final book in the Harry Potter series, HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD played a crucial role in assisting Harry, aided by his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. Fans will be thrilled to have this opportunity to read the tales in full.||THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD is without doubt an exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter. They also reveal the wonderful versatility of the author, as she tackles with relish the structure and varying tones of a classic fairy tale. There are five tales included in the book: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', which is recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; plus four more-- 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each tale has its own magical character and will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.||THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, is introduced and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. Also included are notes on the stories by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by generous permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.
Originally just seven hand-bound, gem-encrusted copies existed of J.K. Rowling's THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, but in December of 2008, Harry Potter fans the world over were able to get their hands on this important artifact of the tremendously successful series. Used to great effect in HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS, these five fairytales are supplemented with notes from Dumbledore himself! Filled with magical and Muggle history, the stories include "The Tale of Three Brothers," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," and "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump." Illustrations from the original volume, along with an introduction by J.K. Rowling, are included.