The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

‘The Tales Of Beedle The Bard’ by J.K Rowling is a short novel of 105 pages. It has 5 tales of fantasy that make for an interesting read and a great companion to Harry Potter series.

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The tales in the book are similar in terms of structure to the Aesop’s fables and Jataka tales i.e. as well as being entertaining and childish, they also give a message. In other words, they are didactic. After each tale, a note by Albus Dumbledore, the former headmaster of Hogwarts school, is written which furthers our understanding of the tale. It provides a unique glimpse into  Harry Potter’s world and its history. The tales are excellent anecdotes that prove once again J.K. Rowling’s imagination is superior and simply marvellous. Her ability to weave a tale and connect it with the main Harry Potter series is incomparable.

‘The Tales of Beedle The Bard’ is a fast read, a book that can be read in an hour or so. Its a bit expensive for a book so thin but considering that the royalties will go to charity, Children’s High Level Group(CHLG), it seems justified to buy the book.

When one reads ‘The Tales of Beedle The Bard’, one feels like one is reading in Hogwarts library and has come upon a quaint treasure of tales of olden times. Its a definite must rad for all Harry Potter fans who are curious to know more about Harry’s magic world, that goes beyond the seven books. It is a great collection to owe, a real prize.

7 thoughts on “The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

  1. I think this is a good companion book to the final Harry Potter book. Incidentally, have you read the ‘Quidditch Throughout the Ages’ book also published by the author?

    • yes, it definitely is. And no I haven’t read ‘quidditch through the ages’. I want to read it as well as ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’. But I havent seen these books in any bookstore.

    • can you name some libraries that you read from, i.e if you are a Mumbaikar.? otherwise, it won’t help.
      Well, ‘The Tales of Beedle The Bard’ can be found in any bookstore too but not the other books.
      Thanks again for your comments.

  2. No sorry, not from mumbai, and besides it was my school library.
    And ya, you can get “Tales…” anywhere, but the others are hard to find. Best of luck with finding them! 🙂

    Incidentally, are you a major HP fan? When did you start reading the series?

    • oh thats bad….wish u were from mumbai…well, anyway, I remember i also loved my school library and now i am in love with my college library. I am a die hard fan of HP books. I started reading them when i was i think 9 or 10 years old!

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