Tuesday, December 2, 2008

The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series)

The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Harry Potter Series) by J. K. Rowling, J. K. Rowling (Illustrator), Mary GrandPre (Illustrator)
Offering the trademark wit and imagination familiar to Rowling's legions of readers--as well as Aesop's wisdom and the occasional darkness of the Brothers Grimm--each of these five tales reveals a lesson befitting children and parents alike: the strength gained with a trusted friendship, the redemptive power of love, and the true magic that exists in the hearts of all of us. Rowling's new introduction also comments on the personal lessons she has taken from the Tales, noting that the characters in Beedle's collection "take their fates into their own hands, rather than taking a prolonged nap or waiting for someone to return a lost shoe," and "that magic causes as much trouble as it cures." Curious? Read about this book at Wikipedia.

1 comment:

amazon.com said...

...a wise and delightful addition to the Harry Potter canon