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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Author: J. K. Rowling
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. 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 com...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780545128285
ISBN-10: 0545128285
Publication Date: 12/4/2008
Pages: 128
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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3.7 stars, based on 451 ratings
Publisher: Children's High Level Group
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback
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daredevilgirl013 avatar reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard on + 746 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 13
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.
LovesBooks avatar reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard on + 84 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 8
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!
candieb avatar reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard on + 239 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
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".
ginamig avatar reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard on + 76 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 3
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.
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Helpful Score: 3
Simply a great book. It gives you insight into Dumbledore that the other books never did. Great book.
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virago avatar reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard on + 233 more book reviews
This was a fun quick listen. I very much enjoyed the stories (fables). The narration was well done. This was a series of stories with the addition of notes from Albus Dumbledore and footnotes for non-magic readers.
confuzzledbooks avatar reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard on + 441 more book reviews
Here we have a book of fairy tales that exist for the witches and wizards of the Harry Potter Series.
For the most part, the stories were not very memorable, and the notes written at the end of some of them, supposedly Dumbledore's thoughts about the tales, were too dry. I am glad that all the proceeds go to charity. I guess you can't expect much for a book the author didn't think would be published, or did she?
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A great little read. Dumbledore's commentary had me in stitches.


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