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The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Edition standard) (original 2008; edition 2008)
by J. K. Rowling (Auteur)
The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling (2008)
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4.4 ( )
This book was really creative and I enjoyed the way Rowling added the different voices of Dumbledore and herself. In creating the world of Hogworts she has enabled herself to write an unlimited number of spin offs if she chose to (we have already seen the Quiditch manual).
The reason I gave the book only 3 stars had nothing to do with the quality it was due to the fact that it was not un-put-downable and gripping in the was that some novels are.
The four or so stories in it were OK, very reminiscent of the style of Brothers Grimm, but they were well written and easy to read. I would, however have loved more stories rather than half the book being filled with Dumbledore's opinions on the stories and their backgrounds. I guess Potter fans would like that though. My favourite story was still about the three brothers and Death which was already told in the Potter books.
Spring 2021 (May);
-- Illustrated Edition
My mother picked me up for my birthday a copy of the Hogwarts Library Illustrated Collection (all three [b:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|41899|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library)|Newt Scamander|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1303738520l/41899._SX50_.jpg|4195128], [b:Quidditch Through the Ages|111450|Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)|Kennilworthy Whisp|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1369689506l/111450._SX50_.jpg|6247751], and [b:The Tales of Beedle the Bard|3950967|The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library)|J.K. Rowling|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1373467575l/3950967._SY75_.jpg|3007490]). While these have all been read more than once by me, it was an utterly delight to get to settle down into them for my birthday and see how they were illustrated.
This ones art, I wasn't all that much in love it. This is more fuzzy, sweeping broad color strokes than it is the crisp, clean, very detailed art I'm more fond of. Still it was really nice. I love the differences in the backgrounding between the stories and Albus' notes on them, and that we get information on Lumos from the back of the book as well.
This one is well read and amusing. I like getting all the stories read by her, and then we get all sorts of educational/historical responses and pick-apart by Dumbledore. I think I enjoyed this even more than the time I read the paper copy, because it much went slower this time, too. Though I remember be surprised it ended so fast, too.
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Harry Potter (Companion)
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The Hogwarts Library: The Tales of Beedle the Bard; Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them; Quidditch Through the Ages by J. K. Rowling
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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.
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Melvil Decimal System (DDC)823.914Literature English & Old English literatures English fiction Modern Period 1901-1999 1945-1999
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