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The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library)

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'You've never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?' said Ron incredulously. 'You're kidding, right?' (From "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"). Published by the Children's High Level Group in association with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" is the first new book from J. K. Rowling since the publication of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallow ...more
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Published December 4th 2008 by Royal National Institute of Blind People (first published 2007)
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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“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.

My favourite tale is The Fountain of Fair Fortune. It just warms my heart every single time I read it. It's quite th
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Mohammed Arabey
Oct 28, 2012 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 اص
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SR
Sep 19, 2008 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.
Leslie
Dec 18, 2008 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
Liza
Dec 22, 2015 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
Bookdragon Sean
This didn’t work at all for me. It felt too gimmicky. It felt like it was trying too hard to be part of wizarding universe rather than actually being part of it. Dumbledore’s notes were here in an attempt to guide the reader though in actual fact they just made the experience much worse. They felt more patronising than anything really.

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
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Pooja
Aug 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
Reading a Hogwarts' library's book with the fables taken from ancient times in it along with the notes and guidance of Dumbledore himself, is a magical feeling beyond explanation.



With every J.K.Rowling book, before reading it, I instruct my mind that you are holding a brilliant collection in your hand, and so it turns out to be.

The five legendary tales in The Tales of Beedle the Bard, took me to the time I used to hear tales from my grandparents when I was a kid and they were with me.

Most intri
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April (Aprilius Maximus)
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 any of them because I honestly didn't like the stories and thought they were overly preachy and odd.
This, however, will be the book of fairytales that I read to my future children. I fucking loved it. The stories were a mix of wonder and darkness, of hope and love, and the extra notes from both Dumbledore a
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Amy
Dec 27, 2008 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
Anniebananie
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zuerst einmal muss ich sagen, dass mir die Neuauflage aus dem Carlsenverlag rein optisch schon mal super gut gefällt. Der Inhalt des Buches besteht aus 5 Märchen, an deren Ende jeweils ein Kommentar von Albus Dumbledore folgt. Am besten hat mir natürlich das Märchen von den drei Brüdern gefallen, welches man ja auch schon aus den Filmen kennt (hat es noch jemand außer mir in Hermines Stimme gelesen?!) Für alle Potterheads einfach ein Must-read, welches auch einfach sehr hübsch aufgemacht ist und ...more
helen the bookowl
Jan 01, 2016 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!
Meg
Dec 03, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: oct-dec-08
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Archit Ojha
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ebooks
A sense of completion.


"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
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Gorgona Grim
Nov 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: my-library
Sa "Pripovestima barda Bidla" susreli smo se u sedmoj knjizi serijala i potom upoznali sa "Pričom o Tri brata". Ova priča je u čarobnjačkom svetu toliko jaka i važna da je iz nje proistekla najveća znana legenda - onaj čarobnjak ili veštica koji uspe da objedini sve tri relikvije smrti postaće nepobediv, a relikvije su ništa drugo do predmeti koje je Smrt dala braći na poklon nakon što su je prevarili.

Odmah moram napomenuti komentare koje ostavlja Albus Dambldor nakon svake od ovih priča, dajući
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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.
Anne
Aug 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ach Albus ♡
Nathan
Dec 13, 2008 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
Rinda Elwakil
لمحبي هاري بوتر ، حكايات بيدل الشاعر :)

For the love of Joanne Rowling

For the love of Hogwarts

For the love of Potter-heads

For the love of memories

and for the love of magic..

Always.

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Trish
Mar 20, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As some people know, it took me one hell of a long time to become a fan of Harry Potter. But once I did, I was completely sucked into that world. So when The Tales of Beedle the Bard came out, I was such a huge Potterhead that I had no choice but to buy this enormous special edition. I've included a number of photographs in this review to give you a good impression of just how special this special edition actually is.





The actual book has small iron works which make it quite heavy and just add to
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Brad
Dec 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2016-shelf
Strangely enough, I loved this one a lot more than all the other short stories by Rowling. Perhaps it's because they're actual stories with characters and even moral underpinnings, or perhaps this collection just hit the spot. :)

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. :)
Mai
The most beautiful fun you can have is when you know more about a once loved book that you couldn't departure easily.
Unlike many authors, JKR knew better than to abandon her hard work of creating such world, so she spoils her readers with more every chance she gets and as a reader and basically a girl who grew up with Harry Potter books as her only friends, I am grateful for what she presents.

One of my favourite tales is of course The Tale of the Three Brothers as I always hear Hermione's voice
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Erato
Jan 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Που λέτε, αυτα τα παραμύθια, αν μη τι άλλο, αποδεικνύουν για ακομη μια φορά το ταλέντο της Rowling. Ενθουσιάστηκα καθώς αντιλήφθηκα σε ποσο βάθος εχει δουλέψει η συγγραφέας τον μαγικό κόσμο της: Έφτασε στο σημείο να μας παρουσιάσει παραμύθια για μικρούς μάγους, να χτίσει ιστορικό υπόβαθρο πισω απο αυτά, να προσθέσει σχόλια απο τον μέγιστο Albus Dumbledore και να με κανει να αναρωτηθώ " Μα μήπως κάπου εκεί εξω υπαρχει οντως αυτός ο μαγικός κοσμος και η Rowling ειναι ο σύνδεσμος μας μ' αυτόν;"
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P42
Apr 14, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, 2017-h1
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Krótki powrót do zaczarowanego świata J.K. Rowling
+ PRZEPIĘKNIE ILUSTROWANE WYDANIE
+ baśnie są dobrze stylizowane na swoją formę, może zabrakło lekkiej archaizacji, ale jest naprawdę klimatycznie
+ komentarze Dumbledora nadają tej książce duszy
+ Fontanna Szczęśliwego Losu najciekawsza :)
+/- przypisy do przypisów, napisane przez DumbledoraJKRcoooo…? tego było trochę za dużo, chociaż nie przeszkadzało to znacząco, dlatego to ani plus ani minus
- tak, czepiam się, ale…… CZCIONKA JEST TAK WIELKA, ŻE
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Inés Izal
Jan 05, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
Juro que este libro se le leeré a mis hijos.
Raoofa Ibrahim
Jun 08, 2014 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*
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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
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2-The Fountain of Fair Fortune
A fountain that can make whatever you want come true.. but only one can use it!
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3-The Warlock's
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Aldrin
Jul 18, 2011 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
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