Title: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Author: J.K. Rowling
Series: Harry Potter Companion Book
Rating Out of 5: 4 (Really good read!)
My Bookshelves: Urban fantasy, Witches
5th sentence, 74th page: ‘Fools!’ cried Babbity’s voice from the stump they had left behind.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter and the thrill of mortal peril.
This is my all-time favourite Harry Potter extra. It is just so sweet, and made me feel like the Harry Potter universe was a reality. Something which I always appreciate when I read fiction. It’s nice to imagine that young wizards grew up on fairy tales like us muggles. And being able to read the stories of right and wrong in that world (much like our own morality-pointing fairytales), is something that I plan to do again and again and again.
The commentary scattered throughout the book by Dumbledore helped to add a layer of reality to the book. It also helped to add context to some parts that were completely foreign to muggles – I loved this extra layer of understanding and construct.
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