If you like Harry Potter’s world, you’ll like J.K. Rowling’s latest edition to the cannon: The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
After each tale, which has been carefully “translated” from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger, we read Dumbledore’s commentary/critical analysis of the tale, with Rowling’s special notes for Muggle audiences. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is cleverly developed and my only complaint is that there are so few.
My favorite was “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot, ” but I also really enjoyed “Babbity Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump.” And I liked “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” and of course “The Three Brothers,” which was in the Harry Potter series. I thought “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart” was gruesome, but probably most reminiscent of original Muggle fairy tales (although I haven’t read them so I can’t say much about them).
Because so many other bloggers have already read and reviewed this, I don’t have much more to say other than I enjoyed the hour I spent reading it.
Other (more detailed) reviews:
- 5-Squared (Trixie)
- 5-Squared (Amanda)
- Age 30+ A Lifetime of Books
- Everyday Reads
- In the Spring It’s the Dawn
- Out of the Blue
- Things Mean A Lot
I really tried to grab a lot of other reviews, but it’s taking forever. I know there are dozens more out there. If you have reviewed The Tales of Beedle the Bard, leave a link in the comments and I’ll add it here.