The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hardback)


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.

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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. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, an international organisation (registered charity number 1112575) founded in 2005 by J.K Rowling. An estimated 8 million children around the world live in institutions, including orphanages. 80% are not even orphans; they have at least one living parent. Lumos changes the future for these children who need families, not orphanages. Lumos works to transform the future for these children by education, health and social care systems and helps children move from institutions to family and community-based care.

J. K. Rowling
Bloomsbury Publishing plc
Publication date
December 2008
128 pages
178 x 125 x 12 mm

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