The Tales of Beedle The Bard
By J. K. Rowling
'The Tales of Beedle The Bard' will be familiar to anyone who has read and loved the Harry Potter books. For those who haven't 'The Tales of Beedle the Bard' are a collection of fairy tales for witches and wizards.
My edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains the most beautiful illustrations and makes it a wonderful book to read to children.
As usual J.K Rowling weaves some extraordinary tales and pulls the reader deep into a world where magic exists, and not only that but it is common place.
I love that each tale within the collection is followed by an in- depth analysis from Albus Dumbledore. Dumbledore has always been by far my favourite character from the Harry Potter books so I was pleased to see him make an appearance in these tales.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard are a collection of fairy tales for witches and wizards. They have been around for a long time just like fairy tales for muggles.
“The Hopping Pot and The Fountain of Fair Fortune are as familiar to many of the students at Hogwarts as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are to Muggle (non-magical) children. “
Readers of the Harry Potter books will realise that Dumbledore has omitted some details from his analysis of one of the tales.
“The reason for any omission lies, perhaps, in what Dumbledore said about truth, many years ago, to his favourite and most famous pupil:
It is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated, with great caution.”
Most of the tales have some sort of moral or message for the young readers to take away with them. The tales were often unpopular because of their pro-muggle stance. One famous opponent was Lucius Malfoy.
“Any work of fiction or non-fiction that depicts interbreeding between wizards and muggles should be banned from the bookshelves of Hogwarts.”
My favourite tale by fair is “The Tale of the Three Brothers.’
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