Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
I just finished reading The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling and really loved it. It’s a nice companion to the Harry Potter Series. As you can see, I’m gearing up for the movie. I’m hoping to finish up “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince soon as well.
Here is my review of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. You can also see this review at my Shelfari.
Remember when you were young and read stories about Cinderella and Snow White? The Tales of Beedle the Bard are short stories that have been changed over time in the wizardy world. In this book, you will find short stories about wizard and witches, along with Dumbledore’s commentaries about each of them. Since Dumbledore specifically wrote his commentaries, as if for Hogwarts students, J. R. Rowling also annotated where needed.
It’s a very cute and imaginative idea. I love it, and it gives a better insight into the Wizardy world. The book is a bit short (107 pages – 5 short stories), so I hope there will be more of this type of book in the future!
My favorite short stories were “The Fountain of Fair Fortune”, “The Tale of Three Brothers,” and “Babbity Rabbity And Her Cackling Stump,” but of course, they’re all great. Definitely get the hardcover for the beautiful cover illustration by Mary GrandPre. The typeface and artwork within the book is quite exquisite as well.
A great companion to this book is J.K. Rowling’s “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.”