This is a wonderful collection of fairy tales from the Harry Potter world. Unlike our "and they lived happily ever after" type of stories, these don't usually end up that way. There are lessons to the stories that are both true for the magical world and the muggle world as well. The drawings in the book are done by J.K. herself and they are wonderful to look at. Though the book is a quick short read, the comments by Dumbledore will bring a smile to your face and the tales are rather interesting and beg you to keep reading onward. J.K. has done it again in writing a wonderful book and I wish she would keep writing more books about the Harry Potter world.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a nice collection of five wizarding fairy tales. This book was left to Hermione Granger by Professor Dumbledore and comes in quite handy in the seventh book of the Harry Potter series; Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
The Tales was a nice trip back to the world of Hogwarts but one can only hope that there will be more. The book was very short, but Dumbledore's commentary on the Tales was great. It felt as if you were reconnecting with him.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a great addition to any Harry Potter collection!
Rowling is amazing. She has created this huge world that you get yourself sucked right into. It's pretty cool, actually. I could hear these stories being told to the kids in the school at Hogwarts. I could SEE the kids, the school. The author is truly talented, there's no doubt about it, but I also sometimes wonder if she isn't also a witch herself... I know I'm completely under her spell ;)
This is a must read for all Potter fans. Dumberdore's notes alone make it a great read with some additional insight into the "Magical World of Harry Potter".
I will say this...J.K. Rowling has one hell of an imagination. Not only did she create the magical world that is Harry Potter but now she takes that imagination even further in creating the fairy tales of Beedle the Bard. Not entirely what I was expecting but it entertained me for the 30 minutes it took me to read the entire book.
Simply a great book. It gives you insight into Dumbledore that the other books never did. Great book.