Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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

Back in 2008, I picked up this pretty hardcover book, which not only has the benefit of expanding upon the Harry Potter universe but the proceeds also go to charity. During a move, the book got packed away and I forgot about it, finding it again during a recent move, stored in the box it has probably been in for almost a decade.


First, the cover is flat-out gorgeous, and the purple lettering of the title and author name shimmers in the light. But what's inside is even better.


The tales are mostly new, however the last story - about the three brothers - will be familiar to anyone who read the Harry Potter books. Dumbledore's commentary after each tale is awesome, giving a glimpse into the history of the wizarding world, and the tales - similar to Muggle fairy tales - are enjoyable to read.


If you're a fan of Harry Potter and somehow haven't read this book yet, I highly recommend it!