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Poveştile Bardului Beedle (Hogwarts Library)

4.02  ·  Rating Details  ·  249,125 Ratings  ·  9,256 Reviews
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 b ...more
Hardcover, 109 pages
Published 2008 by Egmont
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Jan 08, 2011 SR rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: meta, fantasy, lady-author
Apparently I'm getting this for Christmas. ROCK ON.

...Having not read this yet, my favorite part was that on the day it showed up on Amazon it immediately placed above Breaking Dawn for most preorders ever received (currently in system, obvy). It was like, okay, everyone who says Smeyer is the new JKR. Smackdown.

Finally read, years later: Loved it.
Mohammed Arabey
May 14, 2016 Mohammed Arabey rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

عندما يتحول عمل أدبي إلي عالم حقيقي
لايهدف فقط لأمتاعك , وإنما أيضا يحاول خلق عالما أفضل...يغير من شخصيتك وافكارك للأحسن والأجمل
وهذا الكتاب سيشعرك فعلا بهذا العالم العجيب الذي ابتدعته جي كي رولينج
الكتاب مترجم عربيا للقراءة هنا

حكايات بيدل الشاعر هي مجموعة قصص كتبت للسحرة والساحرات الصغار , شهيرة كشهرة سندريللا و الاميرة النائمة لدي الاطفال "غير السحرة"

تتشابه قصص بيدل مع قصصنا الخيالية الشهيرة في ان الخير ينتصر ويكافأ و الشر يعاقب . الا ان هناك اختلاف واضح, في قصصنا الخيالية يكون السحر موجود في ا
Dec 23, 2008 Leslie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, borrowed
I felt very warm and fuzzy reading new JKR. How can I not love an alleged children's writer who mentions murder, mutilation, cannibalism, adultery, and bestiality all within the span of 110 (ultra-short) pages? The stories are on the meh side, but Dumbledore's commentaries showed a smart, literary eye that reminded me briefly of Pale Fire. I'm all, "Hey, JK, you did your thang." Be that as it may, I'm a bit offended by the Dumbledore's anti-anti-Muggle bias. I see nothing wrong with witches and ...more
Apr 25, 2016 Liza rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
I actually started this a few nights ago and would read one story each night but completely forgot to add it to my currently reading shelf! I absolutely loved these stories, as well as Dumbledore's commentary. I learned some new things, and connected a few others. They were such a phenomenal addition to the books, especially Deathly Hallows. I will forever love The Tale of the Three Brothers, and it will always be a classic tale for me. I can't believe how much effort J.K. Rowling put into every ...more
Dec 03, 2008 Meg rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oct-dec-08
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Dec 27, 2008 Amy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now, I happened to be at a Wal-Mart at 11:53 pm on December third, the day before this book was to be released. Upon my arrival to the inside of the store, I saw a table decorated with a single blue balloon, and a plastic tablecloth. Taped across the front of the small buffet table was a sign that said "Join us at 12:01 for Tales of Beedle the Bard!" Needless to say, I squealed aloud with delight, and my best friend blushed with embarrassment at being seen in public with a squealing Harry Potter ...more
helen the bookowl
Feb 10, 2016 helen the bookowl rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great and cute addition to the Harry Potter series! Fairy tales from the wizarding worlds which very much look like our fairy tales, but which are unique as well. I especially loved the tales about the hairy heart and the three brothers, and now I'm quite eager to watch the upcoming movie as well :) If you love fairy tales and if you love Harry Potter, I'm pretty sure you're going to love these tales as well!
Emma Giordano
Finished my first book of 2015 and my first book of the Winter Biannual Bibliothon! This was a really great, short, fun book to start off with.
Jun 21, 2016 Kai rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites, owned
“No man or woman alive, magical or not, has ever escaped some form of injury, whether physical, mental, or emotional. To hurt is as human as to breathe.”

The first time I heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was - of course - in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. And I laughed out loud, crying and giggling for minutes when I first heard of Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump.

This is an amazing, original collection of wondrous and beautiful, cruel and magical tales. If someone can create fa
Dec 13, 2008 Nathan rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Not much to this book. Rowling uses double spacing, huge margins and mediocre pencil art (that she drew) to stretch out what should have been some short stories published on the internet, a magazine, or saved for inclusion in a bigger book. The tales are all very concise, you can tell she tries hard to make them deep and classical, but they fall short, and most fail to draw you in or make you interested. After each story is a boring (almost arrogant) review by Dumbledore, who tries to convince y ...more
Inés Izal
Jan 05, 2016 Inés Izal rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Juro que este libro se le leeré a mis hijos.
Nikki Nielsen
Jan 20, 2009 Nikki Nielsen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Doc Opp
Dec 24, 2008 Doc Opp rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
If you are looking for more Harry Potter type stories, this is not the place to look. Rowling has created a small number of fairy tales akin to what you might read in the Brother's Grimm. The tales are cute, and young children might enjoy them, just as they enjoy Androcles and the Lion, or Rumplestiltskin. The "afterwards" from the perspective of Professor Dumbledore of Harry Potter fame are a poorly executed attempt to make this seem more Potter relevant and thus attract readers of Rowlings mor ...more
Jul 22, 2011 Aldrin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Muggles—the vaguely derogatory term for "non-magical people"—are well-informed about the spirited acts of princes, princesses, and proletarian polliwogs who populate the fantasies of storytellers of yore such as Charles Perrault, Hans Christian Andersen, and brothers Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, whether through the original scrolls, through meliorative retellings like those in Angela Carter's The Bloody Chamber, through modern-day or futuristic adaptations like Joe Wright's Hanna and Steven Spielber ...more
Dec 25, 2008 Robin rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: only die hard JK fans
So I was not overly impressed with this book - I really didn't have very high expectations - i.e. I did not go into it with a lot of thoughts. I thought the idea was kind of interesting particulary the part about Dumbledore commenting on the stories.

For someone who is so creative I thought the stories were kind of "ho-hum" and not very revelationary (new word ;-)) I thought there could have been so much more...Of all of them I guess I liked the last one the best - it seems to be the one that com
1. The Wizard and the Hopping Pot
2. The Fountain of Fair Fortune
3. The Warlock’s Hairy Heart
4. Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump
5. The Tale of the Three Brothers

“The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” is by far the most gruesome of Beedle’s offerings, and many parents do not share it with their children until they think they are old enough not to suffer nightmares.

Couldn't agree more. I feel like protecting my child right now-and I don't even have one yet.

Favorite story:
Raoofa Ibrahim
Mar 15, 2016 Raoofa Ibrahim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I will definitely read this book to my children .. they will not know Cinderella or Snow White, they'll know Babbitty Rabbitty, The 3 brothers and other stories from my world*wizarding world*
This book contain 5 short stories with Albus's notes on them
1-The Wizard and the Hopping Pot
When a father(wizard) who used to heal the muggles dies and leave his work to his son
2-The Fountain of Fair Fortune
A fountain that can make whatever you want come true.. but only one can use it!
3-The Warlock's
Nov 03, 2013 Julia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans, of course!
"But though Death searched for the third brother for may years, he was never able to find him. It was only when he had attained a great age that the youngest brother finally took off the Cloak of Invisibility and gave it to his son. And then he greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life."

It was so wonderful to finally read the book that Dumbledore wills to Hermione in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The reader is able to see a bit into th
Jan 12, 2015 TL rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Rounded up to a 4.5 :)

Lovely lovely stories, quick and enjoyable read... Anyone read Dumbledore's commentary in his voice? :)

Highly recommend!

Dec 08, 2008 VegasGal rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-2008
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Saoirse Sterling
[First read: 27th December, 2012. 4 stars.
Second read: 6th March, 2016. 2 stars.]

It is a lovely little book, with exemplary writing (for the most part, in terms of writing for children) and with lovely illustrations, but I thought they were a bit too trying. Trying too hard to be amusing; trying too hard to be different; trying too hard to fill the hole left by the end.

None of the stories were that great, and the version Hermione tells in the film of The Tale of the Three Brothers is so much b
Dec 11, 2014 Filip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Opravdu krásné povídky, ale škoda, že je to opravdu taková malá jednohubka, která vám zabere max. hodinu. Každá z povídek byla nápaditá a zajímavá, ale u mě přesto pořád vyhrává Příběh tří bratří, protože prostě... hm, já si ten příběh oblíbil už v HP7! :3
Dec 07, 2010 Brad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains some of JK Rowling’s best writing.

When she is imagining her fantasy world beyond the confines of Hogwarts – building wizarding history, culture, sport, biology, and hierarchies – her voice becomes incandescent, lighting up the lives of anyone who takes joy in her creations with a simulacrum of life that feels more like a tangible reality than our collective fantasy.

The fables in The Tales of Beedle the Bard are a gorgeous part of Rowling’s conjuring act, an
May 20, 2016 ellemaddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this years ago (after deathly hallows pt. 2 came out i think) and it was such a long time ago and I already forgot what the stories are about so i reread it. I really love The warlock's hairy heart, it struck a chord in my heart and some certain word reALLY MADE ME REALISE THAT I AM LITERALLY THE WARLOCK. This review is shit but this book is not, if you haven't read it yet, please, please do.
Jun 16, 2016 Hugo rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
"But which of us would have shown the wisdom of the third brother, if offered the pick of Death's gifts? Wizards and Muggles alike are imbued with a lust for power; how many would resist 'the Wand of Destiny'? Which human being, having lost someone they loved, could withstand the temptation of the Resurrection Stone? Even I, Albus Dumbledore, would find it easiest to refuse the Invisibility Cloak; which only goes to show that, clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else."

Os primei
Sonja - Intellectual Badass
Vowing never to be mastered by his own heart, he hacked it from his chest.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a nice, little collection of fairy tales. I liked all of the stories, some more than others, but sometimes the writing was a bit of a let-down. Some lines felt contrived, which ruined my overall view of the story. Despite of that, the moral of the stories was really great. And my Hogwarts Library Edition has the most beautiful illustrations, they added a little something to the stories. If
Sep 23, 2012 Dyuti rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
No matter how many times someone scoffs and says that J.K.Rowling does not write great literature, she'll ALWAYS remain one of the best things that ever happened to me!

In The Tales of Beedle the Bard, she spins her magic once more. With 5 simple fairy tales (for wizard children), she proves that the magnanimous success of Harry Potter did not happen by fluke. It happened because of the amazing power of imagination and skill that the author possesses in the art of Storytelling!

I loved all the sto
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