Le Fiabe di Beda il Bardo
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 the ...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
...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.
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!
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
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 ...more
As for the stories... I'm glad Dumbledore was th ...more
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 ...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
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. :)
Dumbledore's notes really make it hard for one (or me) to believe that the Harry Potter world doesn't exist.
The actual book has small iron works which make it quite heavy and just add to ...more
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 ...more
The most striking part of this one – Notes from Prof. Dumbledore
The difference between Muggle and wizard fairytales is the remarkable one. The interwoven miraculous perceptions in-between both the worlds justifying the importance of each along with paradoxical messages to be followed – not to be drawn or indulged or exploit the power bestowed upon.
Each tale withstands its own ground and particular significance along with the beautiful illu ...more
Meh. I read this in one sitting and it was okay. The stories were just okay and the commentary felt mostly redundant. I guess it would have been better to read this while reading the 7th book, maybe I would have found it more relatable and entertaining. I'm still glad I finally read this, I have been wanting to for years.
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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