The Tales of Beedle the Bard

The Tales of Beedle the BardThe Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling (2008)


A collection of five short fairy tales for wizarding children, Tales is a part of the Harry Potter world that includes commentary from Albus Dumbledore.


I bought Tales when it was published, a year after the last Harry Potter novel came out, but I never read it until now. It is super short (only about 100 pages, double-spaced with large margins). The stories are fine, but nothing special, and I didn’t really care for the Dumbledore commentary. That said, it was still a nice addition to the Harry Potter world and I thought it was pretty awesome that Rowling did the hand-drawn illustrations and that the profits went to charity.

You might like this book if you are interested in…

  • Harry Potter (duh)
  • Fairy tales
  • Magic
  • Children’s books
  • The Brothers Grimm