The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Paperback)
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Paperback)

Paperback 144 Pages / Published: 12/01/2017
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There were once three brothers who were travelling along a lonely, winding road at twilight…

So begins ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’; a fairy tale, a clue, a secret that unlocks the mysterious Deathly Hallows.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century.

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.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781408883099
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 150 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm

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 *
Beedle the Bard Storytime

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Thursday 15th November 15:00 - Friday 18th January

Every day at 3pm join us from stories from Beedle the Bard


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“The Tales of Beedle the Bard”

really looking forward to it ... im such a big fan...

Hardback edition
26th November 2008
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“Beautiful read.”

Fantastic collection of little tales, they read like a timeless fairy tale. A perfect classic set of wizarding tales, beautifully written and an easy read. The notes by Albus Dumbledore add an extra depth to the... More

Hardback edition
24th November 2012
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“just right”

a quirky little addition to the world of harry potter. an interesting read which seems very real due to the fact it is added to by 'Dumbledore'. allows us to cling to harry and the gang for just a little bit...

Hardback edition
7th July 2010
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