Friday, July 1, 2011

Blog 3 - The Tales of Beedle the Bard by: J.K. Rowling.

Everyone knows that J.K. Rowling created the Harry Potter phenomenon. Within that absolute amazing series, she created a wizard child's fairy tale book as well. One that gets a big mention in the Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows book. And what Harry Potter series collection would be complete without this book.

On the Back Cover:
"The Tales of Beedle The Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book know as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," and of course,  "The Tale of the Three Brothers." But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter."

I absolutely loved reading this companion book that was well crafted by J.K. Rowling. This book is only 111 pages. But this book give more insight to the Harry Potter world. We are also able to read into the mind of Albus Dumbledore a little bit with his commentary on the wizarding fairy tale classics. I think out of these tales my favorite would have to be "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," and "The Tale of the Three Brothers." I'm sure for anyone who loves Harry Potter has added this book to their collection but if you haven't, I would highly recommend that you do so. This is a great little book to learn more about the way witch and wizard children grow up in their magical community.

Next Blog: My contest winnings and another book review for "The First Five Pages..." by Noah Lukeman.

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