JK Rowling will publish her story of “wizarding fairy tales” with plans to donate all monies to the Children’s Voice campaign. The Tales of the Beetle Bard was supposedly mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows. It was a book given to Hermione from Dumbledore. I know I got hit with an email early this morning from Amazon.com asking me to pre-order this book. I think I will just to complete my collection of her work.
Amazon plans produce 100 copies with the intention to duplicate the original look and feel of the book Amazon bought from her at auction for collectors that will go for $100 (recoup some of that money back) and the 157 page book will also have additional illustrations from the author. The standard edition will retail for $12.99 (see pic). Here are additional reviews and pics of the original book that Rowling auctioned at Sotheby’s. The reviews to the five stories you will have tap to read as they warn of spoilers. The five stories are: The Wizard and the Hopping Pot, The Fountain of Fair Fortune, The Warlock’s Hairy Heart, Babbitty, Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump and The Tale of the Three Brothers. Listed publisher is the Children’s High Level Group and both books are in hardcover with a release date set for Dec 4, 2008. You can preorder The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Standard Edition. Edited to add that both pics are*UK edition(s) of the book.