2009: 60. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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“The tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of stories written for young wizards and witches.”

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling

While I am an unabashed Harry Potter fan (have blogged about them all), I wasn’t really planning to rush to read these short stories.  They started out as a plot point in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (Dumbledore leaves the book of short stories to Hermione in his will), and then Rowling wrote six exclusive copies of the actual book for a charity fundraiser.   Amazon.com bought one, and after some period of time they were released to the public.  And then my mom bought me a copy, and the other day, I thought, what the heck?

Given its genesis, the book is unsurprisingly pretty slight.  They are cute little stories, and have charmingly little morals and were fun to read, but if it took me an entire hour to read the thing, it was only because I have an eight month old at home (quite a change of pace from the last few Potters!).  But it’s cute that they are “annotated” by (sob!) Dumbledore, and it’s super fun to be back in the Potterverse, so I quite enjoyed this book for what it is. 


Date/Place Completed:  May 2009; D.C.

Categories: Fiction, YA

© Carrie Dunsmore 2017