The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Hardcover, 109 pages

Published December 4th 2008 by Bloomsbury


contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.

Additional notes for each story penned by Professor Albus Dumbledore will be enjoyed by Muggles and wizards alike, as the Professor mu......more



| More than Satisfactory

Nothing special but no complaints, just a solid set of bonus stories that remind you how fun

books were.


Luca Ambrosino

English (

) / Italiano

April (Aprilius Maximus)

2020 - I listened to the new audiobook that's narrated by a lot of the actors from the movies and it was INCREDIBLE. There were even sound effects and everything and it was a lovely listening experience. I still love these stories so much and my only complaint is that I wish there were more of them!......more

Melissa ♥ Dog/Wolf Lover ♥ Martin

Gah! The Tales are awesome and the illustrations are spectacular =) Well, what did you expect with those two! Just gonna leave some pics down below ↓

The one below is a big pull out pic in the book! OMG!

There are tons more but don't y'all think I added enough pics? I do, I'm ......more


Apparently I'm getting this for Christmas. ROCK ON.

...Having not read this yet, my favorite part was that on the day it showed up on Amazon it immediately placed above

for most preorders ever received (currently in system, obvy). It was like, okay, everyone who says Smeyer i......more


I felt very warm and fuzzy reading new JKR. How can I not love an alleged children's writer who mentions murder, mutilation, cannibalism, adultery, and bestiality all within the span of 110 (ultra-short) pages? The stories are on the meh side, but Dumbledore's commentaries showed a smart, literary e......more

Dr. Appu Sasidharan

(Throwback Review) I am one among the lucky generation who were able to queue up in front of the bookshops on the releasing day of the new Harry Potter book to purchase it and finish reading it on the first day itself. If you ask me which are the most valuable books I have, the answer will definitel......more

Sean Barrs

This didn’t work at all for me. It felt too gimmicky. It felt like it was trying too hard to be part of wizarding universe rather than actually being part of it. Dumbledore’s notes were here in an attempt to guide the reader though in actual fact they just made the experience much worse. They felt m......more


I actually started this a few nights ago and would read one story each night but completely forgot to add it to my currently reading shelf! I absolutely loved these stories, as well as Dumbledore's commentary. I learned some new things, and connected a few others. They were such a phenomenal additio......more

About the author(J.K. Rowling)

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, pronounced like

, her name when her first

book was published was simply

. Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishe......more

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