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The Tales of Beedle the Bard : A Wizarding Classic from the World of Harry Potter (Hardcover)

Author: Rowling, J. K.

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by Harry Potter Fan on 12/29/2008

This book is tiny! The actual "tales" are good, but short and too few. The commentary is distracting and, frankly, annoying. The margins for this book are huge. Any English teacher would look at this work and see it as a barely disguised attempt to make the work look like more pages than it is. Honestly. Stretching the margins to make it look longer?!!! Seems like a money-grubbing attempt to capitalize on the Harry Potter saga. Thinly veiled, and not worth the read. Sorry, but even a Harry Potter fan like I am would feel cheated after spending money on this book.

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on 12/29/2008

I had such high expectations, but this book isn't nearly as captivating as the Harry Potter series. It is not for small children, either.

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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.


Publisher Arthur a Levine
Mfg Part# 9780545128285
SKU 208755747
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0545128285
Release Date 12/4/2008
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Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 11
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arthur A. Levine Books
$12.99 + $5.57 shipping
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