'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 Hallows. The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in assisting Harry, with his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. Fans will be thrilled to have this opportunity to read the tales in full.
An exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter, the tales reveal the wonderful versatility of the author, as she tackles with relish the structure and varying tones of a classic fairy tale. There are five tales: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', recounted in Deathly Hallows, plus 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each has its own magical character and will bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, the tales are introduced and illustrated by J.K. Rowling. Also included are notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.
CHLG is a charity co-founded by J.K. Rowling and Emma Nicholson MEP and campaigns to protect and promote children's rights and make life better for vulnerable young people. The Children's High Level Group is a charity established under English law.
About the Author
Legend has it that J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize.
'The stories are simple, original, diverse, witty and wise. This is a book for families to share - a storytelling treat'
Books for Keeps
Series: Harry Potter
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4+
Number Of Pages: 111
Published: 4th December 2008
Publisher: Scholastic US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0 x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.3