The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
This might be the shortest review you read this year, but this collaboration of short stories brings me life!
‘Magic causes as much trouble as it cures.’
The Tales of Beedle the Bard are five short children’s stories that warm your heart and bring you so much closer to the Wizarding world.
We first heard about The Tales of Beedle the Bard in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, but now there are four more classic children’s tales that I got to experience reading and I loved every second. All have been translated by Hermione Granger and have wonderful commentary by Albus Dumbledore. I couldn’t have wished for a better addition to my Harry Potter collection.
The five stories included within The Tales of Beedle the Bard are: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and our all time favourite “The Tale of the Three Brothers.”
I love the details added by Albus and the small footnotes by J.K. Rowling, there is nothing more exciting than diving back into a world you love so I was so excited to add this to my #HPWeekendAThon TBR! Challenge five was Hagrid: A comfort read! and The Tales of Beedle the Bard definitely exceeded all of my expectations. I would recommend this one to anyone who loves J.K Rowling, the Wizarding world, and of course Harry Potter!
Favourite Quote: ‘The heroes and heroines who triumph in his stories are not those with the most powerful magic, but rather those who demonstrate the most kindness, common sense and ingenuity.’