Brand new edition of this collection of classic fairy tales from the wizarding world - an irresistible read for all Harry Potter fans. J.K. Rowling's original text, with gorgeous jacket art by Jonny Duddle and line illustrations throughout by Tomislav Tomic. Published in aid of Lumos (www.wearelumos.org), an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling.
J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold over 450 million copies, been translated into 79 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos), as well as a film script inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. J.K. Rowling is currently collaborating on a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts I & II, which will open in London's West End in the summer of 2016. In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world. J.K. Rowling has written a novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, and also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. She has received many awards and honours, including an OBE for services to children's literature, France's Legion d'honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
A moralist, a magician and a great liberal, Beedle is to the
wizarding world what Hans Christian Andersen is to Muggles
(non-magical people). Refreshingly original ... and surprisingly
satisfying. The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains all the
playful humour and down-to-earth detail that makes her wizarding
world so seductive * Sunday Times *
Five enchanting tales told with the author's confident mixture of wit and wariness tell lessons for both children and parents alike * Sunday Express *
The stories are simple, original, diverse, witty and wise . . . a storytelling treat * Books for Keeps *