Yes, another Harry Potter blog. I can’t help it, I went on a Harry Potter rampage the week of the 6th movie release.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is of course by J. K Rowling and is published by Scholastic I believe. The profits of this book actually go to a really cool program in Europe that helps orphaned kids. If you read the back of The Tales of Beedle the Bard it tells you more about it.
Anyways, the actual book itself is rather cute and interesting. It’s a quick read, since it only contains five short stories with commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Either way it’s still a good read.
3/5 of the stories are meant for younger children, with the language being simpler and just the tone being aimed at children. The other two stories are aimed at an older audience with the content and such.
I’m not going to summarize each story because that would take away from it, since they are short stories.
The things I really liked about the book is how you could actually tell Dumbledore’s voice from the story. He says things very distinctively and with an older tone then the stories say.
Another thing I liked about this book is that I actually got to read the story that inspired a Wizard Rock band. The particular story I’m talking about is The Warlock’s Hairy Heart. I also just really enjoyed that story.
This book is definitely for those who are Harry Potter fans and are dying because there aren’t any more books in the series. Luckily as well, there are like a million copies of this book within the library system of Wake County. So if you like Harry Potter you might wanna read this.
If you do happen to read this, or have read this, let me know what you think!