A spellbinding companion to the Harry Potter books, The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five magical fairy stories from the wizarding world, each more bewitching than the last. This collector's edition features intricate illustrations by the author, J.K. Rowling, and notes by Hogwarts Headmaster, Professor Albus Dumbledore.
In turn, mysterious and mischievous, dark and delightful, these fairy tales abound with spine-tingling allusions to the Harry Potter stories - playing a pivotal role in Harry's epic quest to defeat Lord Voldemort. Indeed, inside readers will discover the compelling 'Tale of Three Brothers', a grim fable that holds the secret of the Deathly Hallows. Four further stories await: 'The Fountain of Fair Fortune', 'The Warlock's Hairy Heart', 'The Wizard and the Hopping Pot', and 'Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump'. Each tale has its own enchanting character, bringing surprise, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.
Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, this unique and special volume is introduced and illustrated by the enchanted pen of J. K. Rowling. Also included are notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.
'You've never heard of The Tales of Beedle the Bard?' said Ron incredulously. 'You're kidding, right?'
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of the Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling. www.wearelumos.org