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This review is from: The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition (Hardcover)
This is a collection of five short parables, which remind me very much of reading Aesop's fables as a child. They are well written and thoughtful about the weaknesses of human character especially if you live in a world where magic is real. They are well written tales of fears and desires. For me they are actually better in some ways than the last Harry Potter book, because to tell a story with a message in such a small space and with originality and imagination is a serious challenge.
They are going to be perfect bed-time reading for my children and you have to think that JK probably had her own children in mind when she wrote them. I am not sure about the hairy heart one just before bed.
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Initial post: 13 Dec 2008, 14:56:14 GMT
M. L. Downton says:
I am now totally confused, I was intending to buy it for my 13yr old Grandson, (having given him all the Harry Potter books) but am now not sure if they are to young for him, will have to have a think about it. M.Downton
In reply to an earlier post on 13 Dec 2008, 20:47:16 GMT
Andrew Dalby says:
It is really intended for a younger audience but if they are Potter mad I am sure they will still want it. The commentaries from Dumbledore will be more interesting to him and so I am sure he will still enjoy it. Andy
Posted on 14 Apr 2011, 19:30:40 BST
On the inside of the book are the notes from Dumbledore written as if he'd written it himself or is it typed?
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Oct 2011, 02:45:03 BST
A. O. Shillingford says:
I can assure you that Dumbledore didn't write them.
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