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  1. From the Back Cover:
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter, and the thrill of mortal peril.

    Additional notes for each story penned by Professor Albus Dumbledore will be enjoyed by Muggles and wizards alike, as the Professor muses on the morals illuminated by the tales, and reveals snippets of information about life at Hogwarts.

    A uniquely magical volume, with illustrations by the author, J.K. Rowling, that will be treasured for years to come.

    My Thoughts:
    The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a magical set of stories written for young witches and wizards. Harry Potter fans will remember that The Tales of Beedle the Bard, particularly the final story The Tale of the Three Brothers, played a significant role in the final book. Now it has been published so that we mere Muggles can also enjoy the tales enjoyed by wizard children for centuries.

    In the likeness of the tales of the Brothers Grimm, Professor Dumbledore reveals to us the ways in which these stories have evolved and been watered down over time for the coddling and moulding of impressionable young ones. Readers will greatly enjoy the tales of The Wizard and the Hopping Pot, The Fountain of Fair Fortune, The Warlock's Hairy Heart, Babbitty Rabbittyand Her Cackling Stump, and, of course, The Tale of the Three Brothers.

    My favourite of these fairy tales has to be The Warlock's Hairy Heart. This grizzly tale of a warlock who believed love to be foolish and that his wealth and power to be of higher value and hence turned to the Dark Arts to ensure that he would never fall in love.

    The Tales of Beedle the Bard is an excellent addition to the Harry Potter collection. One word of warning, much like in choosing which version of Little Red Riding Hood to share with a child, parents may want to read ahead before sharing this book with their young children in case they feel that tales of dismembered hearts and encounters with death may rattle younger readers.

    Also Check Out:
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling as Newt Scamander
    Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling as Kennilworthy Whisp
    Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J.K. Rowling

    Terra
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  2. 3 comments:

    1. Darlyn said...

      I love this one.Glad JK Rowling still write something from Harry Potter.Cool ;p

    2. mummazappa said...

      I've seen this around on the shelves at the bookstore and always wondered if i should buy it, but I never have. Your review makes it sound really interesting, kind of like another grimm brothers collection. I think I'll pick up a copy next time i see one now.

    3. StephanieD said...

      I have yet to read this one. I think I'm purposely withholding it from myself because once I read it then the series is truly, finally over for me - no more new books to look forward to.

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