Illustrator: Lisbeth Zwerger
Published by Arthur A. Levine Books on October 9, 2018
Genres: Fantasy, Young Adult, Fiction, Short Stories
Format: Hardcover, Audiobook
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families.
This lush new illustrated edition has been translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger and is presented here with extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. And now Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger interprets these classic tales with beauty and tenderness (and wit), illuminating them for modern readers. With an introduction and notes by J.K. Rowling, this collection will thrill and delight Muggles and wizards alike.
For every sale of this book, Scholastic will donate 15% of the suggested retail price to Lumos, an international nonprofit organization founded by J.K. Rowling that works globally to end the institutionalization of children. wearelumos.org
For The Tales of Beedle the Bard, I also listened to new audiobook along with it. I found this collection of short stories really easy to read, as they should be since they are geared towards children. I feel like once I have children I will be reading these as bedtime stories. Except for the one about the hair heart, maybe.
I absolutely loved the notes that were included by Albus Dumbledore. He was one of my favorite character from the Harry Potter series. These short stories were used in his research for the horcruxes and the demise of Voldemort.
I found the voice actors in the audiobooks a perfect fit. I loved they were actually all evolved is one aspect or another in Harry Potter or Fantastic Beasts. I was super excited for the audiobook to come out and even preordered it using my audible credit last month.
The illustrations throughout The Tales of Beedle the Bard were so beautiful. The best part was that they were on almost every page in the book. They really added to the quality of the book and would be great for children reading the book.
Overall I really enjoyed The Tales of Beedle The Bard. It is a perfect addition to the Harry Potter series and really adds depth to it. It only took me an hour or two to read the whole thing, and that included using the audiobook using 1.5 and sometimes 2.0 speed. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys the Harry Potter series.