J.K.Rowling - The Tales of Beedle the Bard
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J.K.Rowling, «The Tales of Beedle the Bard»
J.K.Rowling | ISBN: 0545128285 | English | MP3 (64kb/s, 44kHz) + PDF | 54 MB
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.
Names familiar from the Harry Potter novels sprinkle the pages, including Aberforth Dumbledore, Lucius Malfoy and his forebears, and Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington (or “Nearly Headless Nick”), as well as other professors at Hogwarts and the past owners of the Elder Wand. Dumbledore tells us of incidents unique to the Wizarding world, like hilariously troubled theatrical productions at Hogwarts or the dangers of having a “hairy heart.” But he also reveals aspects of the Wizarding world that his Muggle readers might find all too familiar, like censorship, intolerance, and questions about the deepest mysteries in life.
A collection of wizarding fairy tales.
Only seven copies of the book, which Rowling handwrote and personally illustrated, have been printed. Six have been given as gifts to people closely connected with the Harry Potter books over the years of their gestation; the other auctioned in December 2007 to raise money for Rowling's charity, The Children's Voice, dedicated to improving the lives of vulnerable children in Eastern Europe.
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