“The Tales of Beedle The Bard” by J. K. Rowling
Genre: Children’s Fiction, Fairy Tales, Fantasy
The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.
Additional notes for each story penned by Professor Albus Dumbledore will be enjoyed by Muggles and wizards alike, as the Professor muses on the morals illuminated by the tales, and reveals snippets of information about life at Hogwarts.
A uniquely magical volume, with illustrations by the author, J.K. Rowling, that will be treasured for years to come
- This is definitely my favorite of the 3 companion books to the Harry Potter series.
- The creativity of Rowling astounds me. First of all she was able to create the world of Harry Potter, then she was able to write fairy tales from that world, and on top of all that she’s able to write commentary and give history to the fairy tales?! That is seriously impressive.
- I read this years ago when it first came out. I think I must have only read the fairy tales and skipped the commentary because the comments weren’t familiar to me at all. Big mistake! The commentary was actually really interesting. I’ve become more interested in literature over the years so I always find it fun to look over commentary of my favorite books. It’s great to see other people’s perspectives!
- The stories were entertaining but definitely a bit short (much like “real” fairy tales).
- My favorite story is “The Tale of the Three Brothers.”
The bottom line? It’s a good companion book. Great for fairy tale fans!