Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard by J. K. Rowling

Published: London : Bloomsbury, 2008

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is without doubt an exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter. They also reveal the wonderful versatility of the author, as she tackles with relish the structure and varying tones of a classic fairy tale. There are five tales included in the book: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', which is recounted in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; plus four more - 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each tale has its own magical character and will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard was quite a cool wee read. It was really small so it's good for reading on a quiet day.

I liked the stories in it but I found the commentary to be really boring.

I don't really have much to say in the way of this book because it was quite small. It contains five little stories. I quite liked reading all of them as they were all pretty entertaining.

Overall, I think this book was quite a neat little book with some really cool stories in it. I'd recommend it to the Harry Potter fans out there and anyone looking for an entertaining, light read.


  1. What I'm afraid about this author is that she never writes anything that is not about HP.

    Maybe she was a one hit wonder.

  2. i was so sad when HP ended, this doesn't look like something i would read but...i'll try it.

  3. Ooo - this cover is much nicer then the US one


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