The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Book - 2008
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in assisting Harry, aided by his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
Publisher: London. England : Children's High Level Group : Bloomsbury, 2008.
ISBN: 9780747599876
Characteristics: xvii, 108 pages :,illustrations ;,19 cm.
Alternative Title: Beedle the Bard


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Feb 25, 2021

This entertaining subtitle to the flagship "Harry Potter" series pulls back the curtain even more into the beloved universe created by J. K. Rowling. I especially liked the short story format these tales are formed in because they are easily recognizable and memorable, almost comparable to the fables compiled by Aesop. They are all a fun diversion from the main storyline and all give a little bit of a lesson to be learned.
Whether or not you’ve read the main series, this is a great collection of stories to be read, and I would recommend this book to readers from elementary school onwards.

Aug 14, 2020

AMAZING! This is a really good book. Possibly one of my all time favorites. You have to have read the Harry Potter series first or this will not make any sense.

Aug 14, 2020

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a great book of well-known fairy tales read to young wizards and witches all over the Wizarding World. The stories, as well as the great explanatory notes made by Albus Dumbledore, add up to be a very entertaining read. I especially like the Tale of the Three brothers, and it's definitely my fave. I think the Warlock's Hairy Heart is a bit intense if you're looking for a nice fairy tale to read to your kids, but I liked it and I think it- as well as the other stories- teaches a good lesson. Once again, a standing O for JKR!

Aug 24, 2018

I LOVE this book but it's a bit short...

Jul 05, 2018

I enjoyed another glimps into the fantastic world of Harry Potter.

These are the well beloved children's tales in Hermione Granger's Book that Dumbledore left for her in his will, and they are anything that I could hope for.

These stories are very interesting and illustrative. My fovorite being 'Babbity Rabbity And The Cackling Stump', Which is a tale of a muggle king who wants to be the only person who knows magic.

I connot summerize all of them because there are too many, but I recommend this to any long-time Harry Potter fan.

As amusing respite for those who read all the books, more interesting than it is enjoyable.

Aug 27, 2016

It's not like reading another book in the Harry Potter series, but if you love being a part of the wizarding world, here is another chance to do so. The tales are witty and add another dimension to the wizarding world.

Jul 29, 2016

A collection of bedtime stories with a wizard world approach. The notes give great background to the stories.
Very entertaining.

Apr 14, 2016

I love all things related to Harry Potter, and this quick read doesn't disappoint. Love Rowling's imagination, and this is a great companion to the Harry Potter universe. Definitely recommend to all Harry Potter fans, regardless of age!

Jan 16, 2016

Quick fairy tales of the wizarding world, a tantalizing sample of the literature that wizarding children in the Potterverse might be exposed to. These tales somewhat mirror traditional folk and fairy tales, but with a unique twist that is all Rowling.

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Jan 13, 2009

There once was a kindly old wizard who used his magic generously and wisely for the benefit of his neighbours. Rather than reveal the true source of his power, he pretended that his potions, charms and antidotes sprang ready-made from the little cauldron he called his lucky cooking pot. From miles around people came to him with their troubles and the wizard was pleased to give his pot a stir and put things right. This well-beloved wizard lived to a goodly age, then died, leaving all of his chattels to his only son. This son was of a very different disposition to his gentle father. Those who could not work magic were, to the son’s mind, worthless, and he had often quarrelled with his father’s habit of dispensing magical aid to their neighbours.


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