The Tales Of Beedle The Bard | Book Review

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard Book Review


“There were once three brothers who were traveling along a lonely, winding road at twilight.”

Book Synopsis:

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a Wizarding classic, first came to Muggle readers’ attention in the book known as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Now, thanks to Hermione Granger’s new translation from the ancient runes, we present this stunning edition with an introduction, notes, and illustrations by J. K. Rowling, and extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore.

“Pay me the proof of you pain,
Pay me the fruit of your Labour,
Pay me the treasure of your past”

The Tales Of Beedle The Bard is a delightful companion novel to the Harry Potter series, and can be enjoyed by children and adults alike. J.K. Rowling once again proves her writing talent with poetic prose in these children’s fairy tales.

“No man or woman alive, magical or not, has ever escaped some form of injury, whether physical, mental, or emotional. To hurt is as human as to breathe.”

This book has added charm by including  commentary from the beloved character, Albus Dumbledore. It’s both charming, funny and especially relevant when it comes to the Tale Of Three Brothers, which everyone who has read Harry Potter will understand the relevance of.

“And then he greeted death as an old friend, and went with him gladly, and, equals, they departed this life”

The Tale Of The Three Brothers is in my opinion the best written of the tales, though I could be biased because I’m so familiar with the tale and it’s relevance. It shines as being written so rhythmically and perfectly, setting the stage for how important the story is in the Potter-verse.

“And so death took the first brother for his own”

“The three witches and the knight set off down the hill together, arm in arm, and all four led long and happy lives, and none of them ever knew or suspected that the Fountain’s waters carried no enchantment at all.”

I also particularly enjoyed The Fountain Of Fair Fortune and believe it is as well written as The Three Brothers, and if it was mentioned in the series more perhaps would have the same impact. The story reads as a parable and I can see it being popular if it was commonly read to children.

“Clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else.”

You could read the stories to children without the commentary from Dumbledore and have them be enjoyed. Though the book is definitely intended for those familiar with the Harry Potter books and as such, I highly recommend it for fans!

“Humans have a knack of choosing precisely those things that are worse for them”