The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, they include fascinating additional notes from Professor Albus Dumbledore, with intriguing glimpses into his life at Hogw...more
Notes: Nothing special but no complaints, just a solid set of bonus stories that remind you how fun Harry Potter books were.
«There was once a kindly old wizard who used his magic generously and wisely for the benefit of his neighbours»
Directly from the Hogwarts Library, with commentaries by Albus Silente, here we have a collection of stories for young witch or wizard, the equivalent of muggle fables for muggle kids (namely un-magic children). And muggle Arianna, my daughter, cannot but appreciate the umpteenth bedtime reading on the Rowling's universe. In fact, she lis...more
2016 - If you know me, then you may know that I've tried to read fairytales from the Grimm Brothers, Hans Christian Anderson, and from the collection of Arabian Nights and have been unable to finish a ...more
The one below is a big pull out pic in the book! OMG!
There are tons more but don't y'all think I added enough pics? I do, I'm tired now! Enjoy!
...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. ...more
That being said, it’s a fun attempt to create a foundation for Rowling’s already vast and complex fantasy world. But I don’t think it needs it. If you look at Tol ...more
As for the stories... I'm glad Dumbledore was th ...more
The five legendary tales in The Tales of Beedle the Bard, took me to the times when I used to hear stories from my grandparents, when I was a kid and they were with me.
Most intriguing thing about the stories was that unlike the heroines in the Disney World, the real-life witches had to do their homework in time, so they c ...more
Each of them different but captivating and magical. I too read these when I was a kid. I read them over and over and to this day I wish JKR (or should I say Beedle? 😉) had written more. There was a time when I read one the of the stories every night before bed 😂.
Dumbledore's notes are a fantastic addition to the stories. My favourite is the Fountain of Fair Fortune followed by the Tale of the Three Brothers. ...more
"The fairy tales of the wizarding world for the muggle readers."
The tales are what the children of the wizards and witches have grown up reading. I loved the connection this book establishes with the main frame of the story. The tale of three brothers and death no doubt was heard and was fabulous.
What made the book immersing was the moral giving stories that fills the young magical mind with the essence of good and bad. The teachings and controversies drawn from the interpr ...more
While le tales themselves (to my knowledge, all of J.K. Rowling's invention, although in part inspired by The Canterbury Tales) are very nicely composed, what is exceptionally smart about this book is the mise en abyme. It goes something like this: these tales were written by a wizard, by the name of ...more
Overall, I enjoyed the accompanying commentary of each tale more than the tale itself. I also liked that it didn't seem to take itself too seriously. 3.5 stars ...more
I thought it was very cleverly done as would be expected coming from this author. The five fairy tales are all interesting in their own right and then the critiques by Albus Dumbledore are delightful. It was interesting to note that part of the proceeds of the sale of this book went to a children's charity. That is pleasing.
I am glad I eventually got a ...more
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a book of children's stories by British author J. K. Rowling. There is a storybook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the Harry Potter series. Rowling wrote five stories for the book. One, "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", is not mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; three others, "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot", "The Fountain of ...more
Dumbledoor left Hermione 5 stories with his commentary that we get to read.
• The Wizard and the Hopping Pot.
• The Fountain of Fair Fortune.
• The Warlock's Hairy Heart.
This is a bit creepy but also the one I enjoyed the most reading.
• Babbitty Rabbitty and her crackling Stump.
and of course
• The Tale of the Three Brothers that we all know and love.
I enjoyed Albus's voice here, but in the end, I think I simply enjoyed the tales for themselves. Little dark fairy tales. :) I have nothing bad to say about little dark fairy tales. :) ...more
Dumbledore's notes really make it hard for one (or me) to believe that the Harry Potter world doesn't exist.
Absolutely brilliant! ...more
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Although she writes under the pen name J.K. Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name. As she had no middle name, she ch ...more