The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling
Published April 20, 2013
- Author J. K. Rowling
I thought this would be my least favourite of the three charity specials produced by JK Rowling to accompany the Harry Potter series. The part this plays in the final book has always been a bit weird to me, but this was only short so it wasn’t too much of an investment to take an hour and indulge in some fairy stories.
The real gems are the notes after each story by Dumbledore, his thoughts on how the stories came into being, how much truth is in them, and how they reflect the wizarding world in “reality”. A good fairy tale always has a moral at the end, but these magical tales have rather different morals than we are used to.
Overall, I liked this more than I thought I would, and it was nice to see another glimpse of how life after Dumbledore is faring at Hogwarts.