This didn t work at all for me It felt too gimmicky It felt like it was trying too hard to be part of wizarding universe rather than actually being part of it Dumbledore s notes were here in an attempt to guide the reader though in actual fact they just made the experience much worse They feltpatronising than anything really That being said, it s a fun attempt to create a foundation for Rowling s already vast and complex fantasy world But I don t think it needs it If you look at Tolkien andThe Silmarillion,that book actually added something to middle earth It builds upon the groundwork and explores the full history of the writing It gives you so muchdetail Granted, this is an altogether different creature, but I don t think it adds much to the wizarding world There are glimpses of this book through the full Harry Potter series, and we hear about its nature, but I don t think seeing it here changes much.If anything, my perceptions of the book are lessoned because it just didn t live up to expectations It s supposed to be this legendary book containing dark stories perhaps a bit similar to Grimm s fairy tales in the real world Generations and generations of wizards have read it and it is always raved about by the characters It s supposed to be something fantastic, and it s not It s a book of very, very, basic stories that do not have the ability to stand on their own feet It cannot be read in isolation from the main work and it is terribly short lacking any sense of substance or literary merit All in all, it s a book written for the strongest of Harry Potter fans I love the series too, but because of this it doesn t mean this book is automatically going to receive my admiration It s a good idea, though it is very poorly executed. Apparently I m getting this for Christmas ROCK ON.Having not read this yet, my favorite part was that on the day it showed up onit immediately placed above Breaking Dawn for most preorders ever received currently in system, obvy It was like, okay, everyone who says Smeyer is the new JKR Smackdown.Finally read, years later Loved it. , ,, , ,,,, ,, 18 , ,2008 , , , ,, , Children s High Level Group Health , Education , Welfare , , A Tweet for our beloved Beedle, The Queen RowlingThank you so much for giving me the opportunity to participate into the charity work with only buying this great,fun,clever and most entertaining books 25 2013 30 2013Happy Harry Potter Day 2nd May Gah The Tales are awesome and the illustrations are spectacular Well, what did you expect with those two Just gonna leave some pics down below The one below is a big pull out pic in the book OMG There are tonsbut don t y all think I added enough pics I do, I m tired now Enjoy Happy Reading Mel Aw the feels I felt very warm and fuzzy reading new JKR How can I not love an alleged children s writer who mentions murder, mutilation, cannibalism, adultery, and bestiality all within the span of 110 ultra short pages The stories are on the meh side, but Dumbledore s commentaries showed a smart, literary eye that reminded me briefly of Pale Fire I m all, Hey, JK, you did your thang Be that as it may, I m a bit offended by the Dumbledore s anti anti Muggle bias I see nothing wrong with witches and wizards not wanting to associate with Muggles I hate Muggles, they are the worst And I have Muggle heritage myself but don t tell anyone I said that, EEW EEW EEW so you know I can t be magicist Sometimes I look in the mirror and I think, Go back to where you came from, Mudblood So I did but the staff at New York Presbyterian wouldn t take me back. I actually started this a few nights ago and would read one story each night but completely forgot to add it to my currently reading shelf I absolutely loved these stories, as well as Dumbledore s commentary I learned some new things, and connected a few others They were such a phenomenal addition to the books, especially Deathly Hallows I will forever love The Tale of the Three Brothers, and it will always be a classic tale for me I can t believe how much effort J.K Rowling put into every single aspect of her series, just to make it that muchwonderful I love how she wove magic into five completely different stories of her own making This takes so much time, effort, and devotion and I will forever be grateful for all the love that she puts into her books I will continue to reread these lovely tales whenever I need a little magic in my life Hopefully in the future I will also read these to my children along with the Harry Potter series Every addition to this amazing series brings me so much joy and I can t say enough good things I highly recommend giving these a read You won t be disappointed She gave it her all and I could never give this less than 5 stars B 75% More than Satisfactory NotesNothing special but no complaints, just a solid set of bonus stories that remind you how fun Harry Potter books were. English The Tales of Beedle the Bard Italiano There was once a kindly old wizard who used his magic generously and wisely for the benefit of his neighbours Directly from the Hogwarts Library, with commentaries by Albus Silente, here we have a collection of stories for young witch or wizard, the equivalent of muggle fables for muggle kids namely un magic children And muggle Arianna, my daughter, cannot but appreciate the umpteenth bedtime reading on the Rowling s universe In fact, she listens carefully, wide eyed, then she giggles, then she gets serious, again she laughs heartily, and so on In short the perfect goodnight. The Wizard and the Hopping Pot tale deserves a special mention It is a quite criticised story by the magical community, due to its bottom line in favour of the muggles A father teach a lesson to his son, preaching love and tolerance for un magic people, the muggles, that is to say ourselves, the readers.And I, muggle for many generations, am so jaelous of all the un muggles Damn Vote 7,5 C era una volta un vecchio mago gentile che adoperava la magia con generosit e saggezza a beneficio dei suoi vicini Direttamente dalla Biblioteca di Hogwarts, commentate nientemeno che dal Professor Silente, arriva una raccolta di storie per giovani maghi e streghe, l equivalente delle fiabe babbane per bimbi babbani ossia per bambini non magici E la babbana Arianna, mia figlia, non pu non apprezzare questa ennesima lettura serale sull universo narrativo della Rowling E difatti ascolta con attenzione, occhi sgranati, poi sghignazza, poi si fa seria, poi di nuovo ride di cuore, e cos via La buonanotte perfetta.Menzione speciale merita la fiaba Il mago e il pentolone salterino , racconto piuttosto criticato dalla comunit magica per via della morale pro babbana in esso contenuta In questa fiaba infatti si predica, attraverso una lezione che impartisce un padre al proprio figlio, a e tolleranza verso il popolo non magico, i babbani, vale a dire noi, i lettori.Ed io, babbano da svariate generazioni, provo invidia per tutti i non babbani Mannaggia Voto 7,5
Robert GalbraithAlthough she writes under the pen name J.K Rowling, pronounced like rolling, her name when her first Harry Potter book was published was simply Joanne Rowling Anticipating that the target audience of young boys might not want to read a book written by a woman, her publishers demanded that she use two initials, rather than her full name As she had no middle name, she chose K as the second initial of her pen name, from her paternal grandmother Kathleen Ada Bulgen Rowling She calls herself Jo and has said, No one ever called me Joanne when I was young, unless they were angry Following her marriage, she has sometimes used the name Joanne Murray when conducting personal business During the Leveson Inquiry she gave evidence under the name of Joanne Kathleen Rowling In a 2012 interview, Rowling noted that she no longer cared that people pronounced her name incorrectly.Rowling was born to Peter James Rowling, a Rolls Royce aircraft engineer, and Anne Rowling n e Volant , on 31 July 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, 10 miles 16 km northeast of Bristol Her mother Anne was half French and half Scottish Her parents first met on a train departing from King s Cross Station bound for Arbroath in 1964 They married on 14 March 1965 Her mother s maternal grandfather, Dugald Campbell, was born in Lamlash on the Isle of Arran Her mother s paternal grandfather, Louis Volant, was awarded the Croix de Guerre for exceptional bravery in defending the village of Courcelles le Comte during the First World War.Rowling s sister Dianne was born at their home when Rowling was 23 months old The family moved to the nearby village Winterbourne when Rowling was four She attended St Michael s Primary School, a school founded by abolitionist William Wilberforce and education reformer Hannah More Her headmaster at St Michael s, Alfred Dunn, has been suggested as the inspiration for the Harry Potter headmaster Albus Dumbledore.As a child, Rowling often wrote fantasy stories, which she would usually then read to her sister She recalls that I can still remember me telling her a story in which she fell down a rabbit hole and was fed strawberries by the rabbit family inside it Certainly the first story I ever wrote down when I was five or six was about a rabbit called Rabbit He got the measles and was visited by his friends, including a giant bee called Miss Bee At the age of nine, Rowling moved to Church Cottage in the Gloucestershire village of Tutshill, close to Chepstow, Wales When she was a young teenager, her great aunt, who Rowling said taught classics and approved of a thirst for knowledge, even of a questionable kind, gave her a very old copy of Jessica Mitford s autobiography, Hons and Rebels Mitford became Rowling s heroine, and Rowling subsequently read all of her books.Rowling has said of her teenage years, in an interview with The New Yorker, I wasn t particularly happy I think it s a dreadful time of life She had a difficult homelife her mother was ill and she had a difficult relationship with her father she is no longer on speaking terms with him She attended secondary school at Wyedean School and College, where her mother had worked as a technician in the science department Rowling said of her adolescence, Hermione a bookish, know it all Harry Potter character is loosely based on me She s a caricature of me when I was eleven, which I m not particularly proud of Steve Eddy, who taught Rowling English when she first arrived, remembers her as not exceptional but one of a group of girls who were bright, and quite good at English Sean Harris, her best friend in the Upper Sixth owned a turquoise Ford Anglia, which she says inspired the one in her books.
- 110 pages
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard
- J.K. Rowling
- 14 January 2019 J.K. Rowling