- Bookshop: Libreria Medievale (Italy)
- Publisher: Bloomsbury 2008
- EAN: 9780747599876
- Subjects: Literature
- Shipment weight: 750 g
"XX-128 pages. 10 b&w ills.. Hardback. cm 125 x 178 x 1. gr 162. Publisher's description: A richly magical collection of tales from J. K. Rowling that will satisfy fans and new readers alike.. 'You've never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?' said Ron incredulously. 'You're kidding, right?' (From Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows).. Published by the Children's High Level Group in association with Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the first new book from J. K. Rowling since the publication of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Tales of Beedle the Bard played a crucial role in assisting Harry, with his friends Ron and Hermione, to finally defeat Lord Voldemort. Fans will be thrilled to have this opportunity to read the tales in full. An exciting addition to the canon of Harry Potter, the tales 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: 'The Tale of the Three Brothers', recounted in Deathly Hallows, plus 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each has its own magical character and will bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, the tales are introduced and illustrated by J. K. Rowling. Also included are notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.. Back cover: "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.. Contents: XI Introduction. 3 1 The Wizard and the Hopping Pot. 21 2 The Fountain of Fair Fortune. 45 3 The Warlock's Hairy Heart. 63 4 Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump. 87 5 The Tale of the Three Brothers. 107 A Personal Message from Baroness Nicholson of Winterbourne MEP."