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

J.K. Rowling expands on the world of Harry Potter with tales I someday hope to tell my children at bedtime. This is a small yet powerful book, fables have long been part of our culture. Rowling, now joins the ranks of Beatrix Potter. She states that witches are more proactive then muggles, I’d agree. Escaping into the world she’s created, has always been a joy.

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

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

For witches have the power to change their world, yet are bound to the limitations of their power. The paradox of witchcraft and wizardry, are explained to their children. Yet Rowling herself shows no such constraints as she manipulates her universe.  While most writers burn-out on their supplementals and extras, there’s no doubt that the Harry Potter franchise has been pushed to the brink of over-saturation. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is still fresh. 

I can’t help wondering, if this wasn’t the first book she’d ever written, the original notes, the stories she told her children at bedtime before she cast her spell on the rest of us. Rowling focuses on Dumbledore’s notes more then on the creation of another tale, I wanted less notes and more story, the footnotes and annotations made me laugh. 

A quick read, that’s sure to uplift. This somehow is my favorite of all the books, in it’s heartwarming brevity it captures what resonates with Harry Potter to begin.


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