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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Format:  Hardcover,

112 pages

Publisher: Scholastic

Publish Date: Dec 2008

ISBN-13: 9780545128285

ISBN-10: 0545128285

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From J. K. Rowling, a new addition to the bookshelves of every Harry Potter fan: THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD
THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

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Publisher: New Harbinger Pubns Inc
Publish Date: Oct 2009
ISBN-13: 9781572245938
ISBN-10: 157224593X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 197
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.3

About the author

Biography of Rowling, J. K.

J. K. (Joanne Kathleen). Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for.

After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter.

She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was short listed for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards.

She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105, 000. 00. The book was re titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books.

The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Rowling's first novel for an adult audience, The Casual Vacancy, was published by Little Brown in September 2012.

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From J. K. Rowling, a new addition to the bookshelves of every Harry Potter fan: THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD

THE TALES OF BEEDLE THE BARD, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers' attention in the book known as HARRY POTTER AND THE DEATHLY HALLOWS. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger's new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 110reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5★ by loved this book my only complaint... is that i wish it was longer. 12/22/2008
Rated 3 out of 5★ by Eh.. Glad I only spent six bucks on it. The stories are cute, would have been nice to have more of them. I skipped through most of the commentary parts. Read it in about an hour. 01/07/2009
Rated 5 out of 5★ by collection i collect Harry Potter books & this is a great addition to my collection. 12/26/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Another fantastic book by JK Rowling! Even if you havent read the Harry Potter series you will still enjoy this new little classic. However if you have read the Harry Potter series then this is a must read.THANK YOU JK ROWLING FOR ANOTHER MINI MASTERPIECE. 12/26/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Great book for my son and for myself. 01/01/2012
Rated 5 out of 5★ by The Tales of Beedle the Bard J.K. Rowling did a great job again. This book had wizard tales, the three brothers from the Harry Potter series. Very short read for Rowling ...wish their had been more. Still recovering from Harry Potter book withdrawal. Great stories but suprisingly short. 12/26/2008
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Walmart is here for the customer I ordered this book about a week before Christmas for my Grandson. We celebrate our Christmas on the 26th because of out-of-town family members. Walmart promised the book by the 26th. It arrived on the 26th. Just in time to open presents. Walmart came through again. My Grandson enjoyed the book so much he had it half read by the end of the day. 01/10/2009
Rated 4 out of 5★ by great book Once I started reading the book I couldn't put it away till I finished it. I love J.K. Rowling, her books are so full of fantasy. You will also get some new views into the harry potter books, which she has done in a great way! 03/19/2009
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