by J.K. Rowling
Nikki’s Rating: 8 out of 10
Summary: The Tales of Beedle the Bard features five classic fairy tales beloved by wizards for years and can now be enjoyed by Muggles everywhere. Translated from the Ancient Runes by Hermione Granger and commentary provided by Albus Dumbledore, these tales of love and adventure will bring you much joy and delight.
8 Triumphant Things about THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD by J.K. Rowling
(May Contain Spoilers)
1. Wizarding World
Beginning with the Harry Potter series, J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World is utterly fantastic and any chance to spend even a few minutes there is time well spent.
Tales of Beedle the Bard does an excellent job of immersing us into the Wizarding World with commentary by Albus Dumbledore and an Introduction and footnotes provided by J.K. Rowling to help clarify things for Muggle readers.
3. Fairy Tales
Common in all cultures, fairy tales are always enchanting and The Tales of Beedle the Bard are no different. With an emphasis on good overcoming evil, these folktales encourage young wizards to do what is right and to help them understand that having magic doesn’t make your problems go away.
As with other collections of fairy tales, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a quick and fun read and utterly amusing with the wit of Albus Dumbledore.
As a hardback, light blue book decorated with silver stars, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a visually stunning book. But the beauty doesn’t end there. Inside, many pages feature simple elegant drawings and each page is decorated with roses.
6. The Fountain of Fair Fortune
My favorite of the tales, “The Fountain of Fair Fortune’ features 3 witches who take their fate into their own hands, graciously work together and solve their problems without magical intervention.
With every sale of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Scholastic donates to Lumos, an international nonprofit organization that is working to end the institutionalization of children.