Release Date: 14th February 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury’s Children
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 commentary by Albus Dumbledore.
Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.
Here was my initial review on Goodreads:
This is only a very short review because it is a very short book! I loved these tales because they were that little bit more realistic than muggle nursery rhymes.
Also, MAGIC! I love the wizarding world and being engulfed back into that feeling of ‘anything’ can happen.
Since this book is only 144 pages, it is super quick to read! I read it in one evening and loved the addition to the Hogwarts Library.
A must-read for every witch or wizard.