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Los cuentos de Beedle el Bardo (Hogwarts Library)

3.94 of 5 stars 3.94  ·  rating details  ·  169,565 ratings  ·  7,385 reviews
Los cuentos de Beedle el Bardo contienen cinco cuentos de hadas muy diferentes, cada uno con su propio carácter mágico, que deleitarán al lector con su humor y la emoción del peligro de muerte.
Muggles y magos por igual disfrutarán de los comentarios añadidos al final de cada relato, escritos por el profesor Albus Dumbledore, que cavila en ellos sobre las enseñanzas que nos
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Hardcover, 118 pages
Published December 2008 by Salamandra
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Rachel
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.
Leslie
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
Meg
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Nathan
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
Amy
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
Mohammed Arabey

ملحوظه هامه قبل بدء الريفيو
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شعرت بالاطراء الشديد للكلمه في نهايه الكتاب التي تشكرني "و كل من اشتري الكتاب" في مساهمتنا في مشروع لتنميه الاطفال الغير قادرين
Children’s High Level Group
Health , Education , Welfare
وكيف يشكروننا ومن المفروض ان يكون نحن من يشكرهم , ويشكر المؤلفه لهذا الكتاب الممتع والخير الذي تقوم به من اجل كتابه كتاب بسيط ممتع وهادف كهذا وتخصيص عائداته للعمل الخيري..وهي ليست اول مره.
كم اتمني ان اجد كاتبا من كتابنا الذين يملئون الدنيا صراخا وجعجعه فارغه حول
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Nikki Nielsen
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Robin
Dec 25, 2008 Robin rated it 2 of 5 stars  ·  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
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Aldrin
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
Doc Opp
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
TheBookofJules
"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
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Brad
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
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Mita
Nov 30, 2008 Mita rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans craving for more and more
Recommended to Mita by: Every mainstream media
I was really surprised to see copies of this book already available in a local bookshop on Saturday, seeing as it's not supposed to be out until Thursday, but who am I to complain, really?

Without spoiling it for fellow eager fans, I can say that this book is every bit as good as I expected it to be. Of course it's not as spectacular as the Harry Potter saga itself, but like what Arthur Levine said in a recent interview, it is as good as your Grimms and Perrault. The five tales are easy and strai
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Melanie
This was easily my favourite out of the three books in the Hogwarts Library.
Kathryn
Jan 01, 2009 Kathryn rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: True HP Fans
This was all I was hoping for, and more! Why, then, only four stars? Because it really wasn't as astounding in content or as fabulous in style as the HP novels. However, I don't think it was meant to be. This is a collection of fairy tales, fables. As such, they are not meant to be elaborate in scope or remarkable examples of literary talent. No, these are the tales that wizarding parents can adapt to tell their children at bed-time (remember Ron's dispute with Hermione's translation of one of t ...more
VegasGal
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Dyuti
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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MacK
In the 7th novel of the Harry Potter series Rowling alludes to this collection of stories as the wizarding world's equivalent of the Brothers Grimm.

In her execution of the stories however, Rowling creates the wizarding world's equivalent of Aesop's fables, and a hyper-repetitive set at that. Though each story has its own special charms and captures the spirit of oral story telling that makes fairy tales enjoyable today, each story also reiterates a moral that has already been developed more comp
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Inge
These stories weren't fantastic. They weren't dreadful. They were just nice. And sometimes, 'just nice' is more than enough. I think my favourite story is The Warlock's Hairy Heart. I liked how Dumbledore gave his opinion at the end of every story, and we learned something more about this wonderful magical world. No matter how small this book it, it still brought me back to Hogwarts.
Anushka
WOW! I loved it which is no surprise as it was written by THE J.K. Rowling.

Tales of Beedle the Bard was also mentioned in Deathly Hallows along with The Tale of Three Brothers, which is one of the stories in this book.
It is a collection of fairy-tales for wizards & witches which was left by Dumbledore in his will to the Hogwarts Archives. The book is said to be edited by Hermione with permission from Professor McGonagall, Headmistress of Hogwarts. (Yeay! :D ) And Dumbledore has made some c
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Filip
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
Nina
This feels like home.

When the mood for HP strikes, it's hard to think about anything else. Or maybe that's just me. Anyhow, this seemed like the perfect Sunday morning read, so I polished it off in one hour and now have two considerations to make.
1. Damn good translation. I hardly ever read in Italian nowadays, unless it's for school, because I don't have a good relationship with Italian literature and I'm extremely fussy about translations, but I do not have one nit to pick about this one.
2. JK
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Ann
I'm actually quite pleased with this collection of Beedle the Bard's five fairy-tales and Dumbledore's corresponding comments.
True, the stories are not very long or detailed, but I didn't feel they should be, because they are supposed to be fairy-tales that wizarding families read to their children as we would read Cinderella or Snow White. I thought the style was quite fitting (if a little gruesome on a few of the stories), and the art work is lovely!
It's delightful to think of Ron and his sibl
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Janelle Dazzlepants
Consisting of 5 stories from fictional storyteller Beedle the Bard (including the 3 brothers tale that formed the basis of the Deathly Hallows myth), these stories are followed by notes from Dumbledore about the truth to the tales, revisions, objections and any other interesting information. The book is also adorned with adorable scribbles, and each tale is is reminiscent of Aesop's fables in terms of the morals, and Dumbledore's notes are humourous in a way that appeals to adults and children, ...more
Colleen Houck
Creative and fun. This little book took me back into the world of Harry Potter but what I really want from JK Rowling is another series, desperately waiting for it.
Salymar
Tales of Beedle the Bard are collection of fairy tales for the young wizards and witches in the Wizardy world. For us, Muggles, we consider fairy tales as stories where we could find most of our values from; where a simple story brought millions of lessons (The three little pigs, for example).

As a Potterhead (Harry Potter Fan), my favorite Beedle story is 'The Tales of the Three Brothers" where the Deathly Hallows came from. It is a story of three brothers who, travelling together, reach a treac
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lita
Saat masih kecil, waktu menjelang tidur adalah waktu yang paling saya tunggu. Di saat itulah saya akan mendapatkan cerita-cerita menarik melalui dongeng yang diceritakan oleh orang tua saya. Apalagi kalau giliran ayah saya yang bercerita. Mimik wajah yang biasanya datar, jadi penuh ekspresi bila menceritakan dongeng untuk saya dan adik-adik.

Dongeng, sering kali dianggap orang sebagai sarana untuk menyelipkan pesan moral untuk anak-anak. Satu pesan yang sering terabaikan dan terlupakan bila disam
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Cara
I enjoyed reading this much more than I thought I would. The length made me think Rowling was just trying to juice out more from the HP series (which is true to a certain extent but...) but she did an excellent job like she always does.

You can tell she knows this world inside and out. We even find out other tidbits about the wizarding world. The book is compromised of what we would call fairy tales. The fairy tales were typical but with the wizard component in it. While I was reading it I kept t
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Vasia
The tales of Beedle the Bard is a short collections of fairy tales for little wiches and wizards and is rather delightful. Recommend it to anyone who likes harry potter and/or fairy tales.
Chris
While watching Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, Part 1 last weekend, I became intrigued with the idea of this little book, both in the small references to it and in the retelling of “The Tale of the Seven Brothers”, one of the stories featured here. So I picked it up and read it.

I was delighted to have enjoyed it as much as I have. I knew that Rowling was a fantastic writer, but I never thought I’d be much interested in a small collection of fictional fairy tales. These are children’s tales
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