The Tales of Beedle the Bard (HB)

Author(s): J. K. Rowling

Junior/Middle Fiction

The large print, dyslexia-friendly edition of this collection of classic fairytales from the wizarding world - an irresistible read for all Harry Potter fans. The Tales of Beedle the Bard has 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 15th 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. This large print, dyslexia-friendly edition of these much loved fairytales from the wizarding world pairs J.K. Rowling's original text with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Features to aid accessibility include RNIB-approved and dyslexia-friendly fonts and font sizes, tinted paper for glare reduction and maximum contrast, captions and detailed descriptions to accompany each illustration and themed navigational aids to assist the reader.A contribution from the sale of each book will go to Lumos.

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Brand new edition of this collection of classic fairy tales from the wizarding world - an irresistible read for all Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Published in aid of Lumos (www.wearelumos.org), an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling.

A moralist, a magician and a great liberal, Beedle is to the wizarding world what Hans Christian Andersen is to Muggles (non-magical people). Refreshingly original ... and surprisingly satisfying. The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains all the playful humour and down-to-earth detail that makes her wizarding world so seductive Sunday Times Five enchanting tales told with the author's confident mixture of wit and wariness tell lessons for both children and parents alike Sunday Express The stories are simple, original, diverse, witty and wise ... a storytelling treat Books for Keeps

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling is currently collaborating on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, which will open in London's West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Legion d'honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

General Fields

  • : 9781408880722
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Harry Potter
  • : January 2017
  • : 198mm X 129mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 30 black-and-white line illustrations
  • : J. K. Rowling
  • : Hardback
  • : 117
  • : English
  • : 823.914
  • : Children's - Grade 2-3, Age 7-8
  • : 144