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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Written by J. K. Rowling

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 11+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Synopsis

There are five tales in all: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers' Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot' and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump' complete the collection. These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore (included by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmaster's archive). His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella.

This brand new edition of these much loved fairy tales from the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of the Lumos, an international children's charity (registered charity number 1112575) founded in 2005 by J.K Rowling. Lumos is dedicated ending the institutionalisation of children, a harmful practice that affects the lives of up to eight million disadvantaged children around the world who live in institutions and orphanages, many placed there as a result of poverty, disability, disease, discrimination and conflict; very few are orphans. Lumos works to reunite children with their families, promote family-based care alternatives and help authorities to reform their systems and close down institutions and orphanages.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Press Reviews

A moralist, a magician and a great liberal, Beedle is to the wizarding world what Hans Christian Andersen is to Muggles (non-magical people). Refreshingly original ... and surprisingly satisfying. The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains all the playful humour and down-to-earth detail that makes her wizarding world so seductive Sunday Times

Five enchanting tales told with the author's confident mixture of wit and wariness tell lessons for both children and parents alike Sunday Express

The stories are simple, original, diverse, witty and wise ... a storytelling treat Books for Keeps

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ISBN: 9781408894613
Publication date: 07/02/2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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Book Information

ISBN: 9781408880722
Publication date: 12th January 2017
Author: J. K. Rowling
Publisher:
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 144 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical

About J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by the subsequent six titles in the Harry Potter series, as well as three books written for charity: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 450 million copies worldwide and been translated into 77 languages. Click here to see the new Harry Potter books site with illustrations by Jonny Duddle.

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