The Tales of Beedle the Bard – Review

With the close of Harry Potter, fans have been eagerly awaiting the latest release of the newest JK Rowling book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition A small compilation of 5 tales, each followed with a analysis by Prof. Dumbledore. The tales themselves serve as allegories, each tale teaching values lessons on sharing, tolerance, intellect and common sense. The commentary by Prof. Dumbledore was a lot of fun to read, because he was able to pick apart the story, and talk about the “moral of the story.”

The book is a very, very, very quick read, with 1in margins on the sides and 2 inch margins on the top and bottom, there really isn’t that much font, or that many words to read. The stories are entertaining and have counterparts in Aesop’s fables. This is a great read for younger children, 4th or 5th graders. I’m not sure older readers will enjoy it as much.


The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by JK Rowling
Children’s High Level Group, 2008
ISBN 0545128285
111 pages.


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One response to “The Tales of Beedle the Bard – Review

  1. Thanks for this review in particular – I have been desperately curious about the book but no time to check it out. Not necessarily for me, then, (age-wise) I’m thinking Xmas gift.

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