+612 9045 4394
The Tales of Beedle the Bard - J. K. Rowling

The Tales of Beedle the Bard


Published: December 2008
For Ages: 9+ years old
In Stock. Ships from Australia today or next business day
RRP $16.99

'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.


a good read


more suited for older readers as some of the tales might be scary if read to young children. loved all the comments by prof dumbldore

central coast new south wales


For Harry Potter lovers


My 10 year old boy loved it, especially because it brought back the so much loved Harry Potter



You need to be a wizard to get the point


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.



Awesome :)


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.

Sydney, AU


The Tales of Beedle the Bard

4.3 4


'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.
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

ISBN: 9780747599876
ISBN-10: 0747599874
Audience: BCH
For Ages: 9+ years old
For Grades: 4+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: December 2008
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 18.5 x 11.9  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.16
Edition Number: 1