The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series)

by J. K. Rowling

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Overview

As familiar to many Hogwarts students as Cinderella and Sleeping Beauty are to Muggle children, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of popular stories written for young wizards and witches.

Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, they include fascinating additional notes from Professor Albus Dumbledore, with intriguing glimpses into his life at Hogwarts, as well as illustrations from J.K. Rowling herself.

For wizarding and Muggle readers alike, this is a must-have edition, featuring fate-seeking witches, a hairy-hearted warlock and the tale of the three brothers who tried to cheat Death . . .

At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this ebook will be made available by the publisher to The Lumos Foundation for their work to help children worldwide out of institutions, so they can thrive in loving families and communities. The Lumos Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1112575 and in the USA (EIN 47-2301085) .
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Around the world, more than 8 million children live in orphanages and other institutions. What may be surprising is that about 80 percent of them aren't actually orphans. They have family who could care for them, with the right support. Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling. Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos' mission is to ensure that by 2050 all children will grow up in loving, protective families.

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781106976
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2016
Series: Harry Potter
Sold by: Pottermore Limited
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 59,205
File size: 3 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

J.K. ROWLING is best known as the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which were published between 1997 and 2007. The enduringly popular adventures of Harry, Ron and Hermione have gone on to sell over 500 million copies, be translated into over 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films. Alongside the Harry Potter series, she also wrote three short companion volumes for charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard, in aid of Lumos. J.K. Rowling collaborated with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany to continue Harry's story in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which opened in London in 2016 and is now playing worldwide. In the same year, she made her debut as a screenwriter with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the first in a series featuring Magizoologist Newt Scamander, which was inspired by the original companion volume. J.K. Rowling has also written a standalone novel, The Casual Vacancy, and is the author of the Strike crime series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Both have been adapted for television. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE and a Companion of Honour for services to literature and philanthropy. She lives in Scotland with her family.

Hometown:

Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England

Education:

Exeter University

Table of Contents

Introduction ... vii1. The Wizard and the Hopping Pot ... 1Commentary ... 112. The Fountain of Fair Fortune ... 20Commentary ... 353. The Warlock's Hairy Heart ... 43Commentary ... 544. Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump ... 61Commentary ... 785. The Tale of the Three Brothers ... 87Commentary ... 94A Personal Message from Georgette Mulheir, Chief Executive of Lumos ... 109

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