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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Tales of Beedle the Bard

One of the early christmas gifts came in the form of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K Rowling. It is composed of 5 children's tales, something like an equivalent of Aesop's fables but for the kids with magical background like wizards and witches.

Harry Potter fanatics would definitely be able to relate to the stories because of preliminary background earned from the Harry Potter books. There are specific terminologies, like the word "muggles" which refer to non-magical people. Though these are also explained briefly in the book, there would be a sense of familiarity, which provides more appreciation to the tales.

There were five stories in the book, and the book itself was a reference in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, where Albus Dumbledore has left the book to Hermione. It may just need a cup of coffee or tea and a lazy afternoon to finish the book as it is not very lengthy, but enough to feed the imagination, and a pretty good addition to the J.K. Rowling collection!

The proceeds of the book will also go to the Children's High Level Group, which is an independent dedicated child helpline. At least everyone gets a fair share!

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