This is the second book in the Hogwarts Library I have finished and it is great to be able to get back into the wizarding world without having to read the harry potter books. Anyway, it is time for a review.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century. There are five tales in all: ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’ Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’, ‘The Warlock’s Hairy Heart’, ‘The Wizard and the Hopping Pot’ and ‘Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump’ complete the collection. These narrative gems are accompanied by explanatory notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore (included by kind permission of the Hogwarts Headmaster’s archive). His illuminating thoughts reveal the stories to be much more than just simple moral tales, and are sure to make Babbitty Rabbitty and the slug-belching Hopping Pot as familiar to Muggles as Snow White and Cinderella.
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This book is essentially just five fairy tales that have all been put into one book, and I love it. I have never been a big fan of fairy tales as I thought they were stupid and simple to understand what they were trying to get at. However, you go into this book knowing this and just wanting to find out more about the wizarding world and what stories the children get told before they go to bed. Even then at the end of each of stories we get a bit from Albus Dumbledore who loved the writing of Beedle the Bard and he tells us what he thinks of each of the stories and what he thinks they mean and what the morale of the story is.
The stories are great as they range from the very simple with the hopping pot to dark with the hair hart but at the end of each one you find yourself really enjoying what you read and getting into a sort of discussion with Dumbledore about what he thought of the story as well. This just made for a very fun read in my opinion.
The book is covered in drawings that show you some parts of what the book is trying to describe, there are only two pages that have got full art and they are the drawings that I find best. It is the drawing where we get to see the famous three brothers be on the bridge with death and we actually get to see an representation of death from the wizarding point of view.
The book is a very quick read as it only took me about an hour to read through the five stories as well as the parts from Dumbledore but if the only thing I can want more from the book is for their to be more of it then you know that J.K. Rowling has done her thing and wrote another great book about the wizarding world. Plus you get to know that with buying the book for £5.99 you have givne money to the charity Lumous and be able to help out children. So go out and buy this series and help out children in need.
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