Book Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

3950967Title: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Author: J.K. Rowling

Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy

Age Group: Young Adult

Rating: 4 stars

Purchase: Amazon

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

The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a fun read for everyone who enjoys the Harry Potter books. With several small fairytale-like stories for little wizards, readers are once again introduced to the magic that is the Harry Potter universe.

“The Wizard and The Hopping Pot” learns a valuable lesson while staying fun and whimsical, and I loved the commentary by none other than Albus Dumbledore that came after it. “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” is another interesting story about the value of teamwork. “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” was an all right read that reminded me of The Picture of Dorian Gray, except with warlocks and wizards. “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump” was quite hilarious, and “The Tale of Three Brothers” was a good one too, although my favorites were still the first two.

The book has some cute illustrations (drawn by Rowling herself) attached to it, and it’s a great book for kids, and for fans of the series.


  1. It’s such a cute book, isn’t it? I’m reading Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone to my son right now and I may read him these tales afterwards, since he’s still a bit young for the rest of the HP books. Nice review!

  2. Aww, this sounds adorable. I totally want to try it someday. xD I only just read the last Harry Potter book so I think we can safely say I’m waaaaay behind on all things JK Rowling .xDXD

    Thanks for stopping by @ Paper Fury!

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