Apr 20, 2014

Review -- The Tales of Beedle the Bard

16122245The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Author: J.K. Rowling
Release Date: November 8th, 2012
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
Pages: 109
Format: Hardcover, Hogwarts Library, Bought

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Synopsis:

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.

Essential and enjoyable reading for Muggles and wizards alike, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a uniquely magical volume. With illuminating notes by Albus Dumbledore.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to Lumos, a charity working to transform the lives of disadvantaged children.




My Review:
This is the book I was most excited to read in the whole Hogwarts Library. As I really enjoyed Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, since I love animals in general, I know this book had a lot of pull in the last book of the series. Dumbledore gives it to Hermione and for good reason. There is a story in here that is very important.

With that said, it is easy to know why I wanted to read it. I also am a preschool teacher, so this book also attracted me because I am used to nursery stories anyway. I was very interested to read the wizarding world children's stories. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

There was some stories in here that were dark and some that were really cute as well. I loved how Rowling included these stories in the Harry Potter series and actually put a real story behind them. A lot of authors just make up the name of a story but never follow through with them. Rowling covered all areas well and made the stories real.

Through out the story there is also little anecdotes, that are listed at the bottom to further explain. Sometimes they are done by Dumbledore, other times they are written by J.K. Rowling herself. I really enjoyed this.

At the end of each story there is a detailed account of the thoughts that Dumbledore had on each of the stories. It shows his mind that is super smart. It is nice to get into the head of Dumbledore even more. I always looked up to him within the stories, as did Harry. So to get more of him was definitely something I cherished.

I loved getting to know the stories more and I can see myself reading these to my kid when I have one someday. It will be incorporated into their bedtime stories just as "muggle" stories will be.

Couldn't Put It Down!!

1 comment:

  1. Sound amazing , cant wait to read it! Hope i can get it soon , thank you for this lovely review

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