Author(s): J. K. Rowling; Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.
Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," and of course "The Tale of the Three Brothers." But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and love, reading them gives new insight into the world of Harry Potter.
This purchase also represents another very important form of giving: From every sale of this book, Scholastic will give its net proceeds to Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J. K. Rowling. Lumos is dedicated to ending the institutionalization of children, a harmful practice that affects the lives of up to eight million disadvantaged children around the world who live in institutions and orphanages, many placed there as a result of poverty, disability, disease, discrimination and conflict; very few are orphans. Lumos works to reunite children with their families, promote family-based care alternatives, and help authorities to reform their systems and close down institutions and orphanages. www.wearelumos.org
GBP1.61 from every sale of Bloomsbury's edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be donated to Lumos. Will make the perfect gift and Christmas present The tales have appeared in and will be known by all fans of Harry Potter; worldwide sales of Harry Potter total over 400 million copies
Shortlisted for Galaxy British Book Awards: WHSmith Children's Book of the Year 2009.
'The stories are simple, original, diverse, witty and wise ... This is a book for families to share ... a storytelling treat' Books for Keeps
Since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone in 1997, the Harry Potter novels have sold 400 million copies worldwide and have been translated into 65 languages. J. K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J. K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.
The Tale of the Three Brothers; The Fountain of Fair Fortune; The Warlock's Hairy Heart; The Wizard and the Hopping Pot; Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump.