23. The Tales of Beedle the Bard

By: J.K. Rowling

Level: J

Companion to the Harry Potter series

 

J.K. Rowling brings us a set of fairy tales in the tradition of the Brothers Grimm.  The tales have morals and have consequences for the characters.  Because this collection is aimed at those from wizarding families, the each story is explored after its telling.  The commentary provided is by Albus Dumbledore and supposedly found in his notes after his death.  Through this commentary, no one will miss the distinctions between magic as something special and magic as a part of everyday life.  The last story may sound familiar to some as it was mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

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Published in: on January 15, 2009 at 12:28 am  Leave a Comment  

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