The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition

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Posted 13 May 2010 in General

  • ISBN13: 9780545128285
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.  Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. Never before have Muggles been privy to these richly imaginative tales: “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot,” “The Fountain of Fair Fortune,” “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart,” “Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump,” and of course, “The Tale of the Three Brothers.” But not only are they the equal of fairy tales we now know and l… More >> The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition




  2. Sandi Sashkin

    I have read all the Harry Potter Series and some of it was DARK this is not one I would recommend for anyone under the age of 12. I worry that JK Rowling has followed a bad niche of going into the evil. Harry was not evil. This is not like Cinderella where good over comes evil. It is gross and frightening. I try to review books before I give them to my grandchildren. I would NEVER give this to my grandchildren. NOT FOR CHILDREN. Send a message to Rowling to write more up lifting literature for children. There is enough gore on TV. If this is all you can write, QUIT writing for kids. Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Stephen E. Phelps Jr.

    Don’t order this from Amazon if you want to surprise a family member with it as a gift. Bought this $100 version as a Christmas present for my wife, spending the extra $92.05 in these lean times for the pleasure of surprising her with it on Christmas morning. The surprise was on me, however, when it arrived yesterday in a box clearly and colorfully and extravagantly and unmistakably printed all over “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” with cutesy messages to muggles about not opening it before December 4th. Infuriating — not least because it arrived on December 5th. I’m so angry that I would return it, but too late for even that small gesture. Thanks a lot, Over 11 years and 579 transactions, you’ve never let me down before — but this one is a doozy. By the way, if you had a “leave seller feedback” choice on direct transactions, we might have kept this between us… Rating: 1 / 5

  4. D. Kelley

    Although the description says this is a limited edition, it really isn’t. On sale for months, they still have copies available well into the Christmas season. I guess the edition is limited to how many they can sell.

    The book itself is fine; it looks nice on a shelf. I haven’t read the stories yet so I can’t comment on those but that’s not the reason I bought the book. Considering how unlimited this edition truly is, it’s not worth $100 unless you want to donate to Rowling’s charity (in which case I would suggest a direct, tax deductible donation instead). If you just want to read the stories, buy the regular edition instead as this edition will not likely appreciate in value anytime soon. Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Ted in New York City

    As a purchaser of both the CE and the standard edition, I would recommend simply ordering the standard edition, enjoying the 30-minute read, and then adding the standard book to your HP bookshelf collection. Many years from now it’s the HP books that will really count. However, a signed copy is another story…! Rating: 2 / 5

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