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Review: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling

In the seventh Harry Potter book, Hermione receives this book and one of the fairy tales serves as an essential plot point in it.  So, what better idea than to write out all the fairy tales and sell them, too?  Clearly, good idea.  Each of these fairy tales is different and has its own little objective.  There are five of them and at the end, Dumbledore comments on each, with some footnotes added by Hermione Granger.  I won’t go into what each of them are, because I think we’ve seen a lot of reviews and it’s actually been a while since I read the book.  I did want to put out a short review, though, just because I like to review everything I read.

My favorite story was the one featured in the actual Harry Potter books, incidentally.  I liked the message about cheating death, and I liked that it reminded me of the Harry Potter series.  Otherwise, I found these to be short, whimsical reads that fit in reasonably well with the universe but don’t really add all that much to it.  Nice for completionists, and nice that a donation is made, but otherwise, nothing special, and not at all compared to the series itself.

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