1300 187 187
 
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Hardcover

Published: December 2008
For Ages: 9+ years old
In Stock. Usually ships in 3-4 business days
RRP $16.95
$13.95
18%
OFF

'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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
 
4.0

(based on 2 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

Reviewed by 2 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-2

Back to top

 
4.0

You need to be a wizard to get the point

By Peter

from Melbourne

About Me Everyday Reader

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Deserves Multiple Readings

Cons

  • Difficult To Follow

Best Uses

  • Gift

Comments about The Tales of Beedle the Bard:

I wanted to real all seven of the Harry Potter books in as short a time as possible. The seventh volume refers to the Tales of Beadle the Bard, and so I wanted to read that, too, to understand fully the last volume.But I think it is a bit hard to get the points. It's a bit like the Tales of Aesop, only the moral point is really for wizards. Nevertheless, it is an interesting read, and it does help one to understand the last of the Harry Potter novels.

Comment on this review

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Awesome :)

By Lia

from Sydney, AU

About Me Bookworm

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Page Turner
  • Well Written

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Reference

    Comments about The Tales of Beedle the Bard:

    I really enjoyed this book. Not only did it help to provide insight on an already brilliant series but really gave some heartfelt tales. I look forward to the day I read such tales to my own little children.

    Comment on this review

    Displaying reviews 1-2

    Back to top

    'The stories are simple, original, diverse, witty and wise This is a book for families to share a storytelling treat' Books for Keeps

    The Tale of the Three Brothers; The Fountain of Fair Fortune; The Warlock's Hairy Heart; The Wizard and the Hopping Pot; Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump.

    ISBN: 9780747599876
    ISBN-10: 0747599874
    Audience: Children
    For Ages: 9+ years old
    For Grades: 4+
    Format: Hardcover
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 128
    Published: December 2008
    Dimensions (cm): 18.1 x 13.1  x 1.4
    Weight (kg): 0.17

    J. K. Rowling

    J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.

    Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

    Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed.

    Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.

    Visit J. K. Rowling's Booktopia Author Page