The 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
- Children’s books
- The Brothers Grimm