The Tales of Beedle the Bard – Illustrated Edition: A magical companion to the Harry Potter stories (Hardback)
In a truly spellbinding new partnership, dazzlingly brilliant Chris Riddell brings his magical illustration talents to J.K. Rowling’s gloriously inventive fairy tale collection, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This is an essential addition to any Harry Potter fan’s library and is presented in a fully illustrated new colour edition.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard have been favourite bedtime reading in wizarding households for centuries. Full of magic and trickery, these classic tales both entertain and instruct, and remain as captivating to young wizards today as they were when Beedle first put quill to parchment in the fifteenth century.
Mischievous and witty, the five rollicking tales are a deeply satisfying read in the tradition of all great fables and fairy tales.
There are five tales in all:
- The Tale of the Three Brothers, Harry Potter fans will know from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
- The Fountain of Fair Fortune
- The Warlock’s Hairy Heart
- The Wizard and the Hopping Pot and
- Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump
Kindnesses are rewarded and selfishness shown to be the ruin of many a wizard. Burping cauldrons, hairy hearts and cackling stumps are met along the way. Each tale is brought vividly to life with Riddell’s trademark humor and elegance, including: The Tale of the Three Brothers, familiar to readers of Harry Potter from the crucial role it played in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Joining the hand-picked band of illustrations talent lending their own magic to the world of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts, former Waterstones Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell is the only illustrator to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, and is brought together here for the first time with one of the world’s best loved storytellers in this new edition of J.K. Rowling’s fairy tale classic.
Publication date: September 29, 2018
Dimensions: 10.08 x 0.75 x 11.46 inches