Tales of Beedle the Bard

December 8th, 2008 by Brian Leave a reply »

I just finished Beedle the Bard and actually liked it better than Deathly Hallows. I am a fan of books that present themselves as history even though we know it’s fiction.

This is a Brothers Grimm for Wizarding families to teach the morals that even though you have magic, it won’t solve all of your problems. I also appreciate the commentary provided by Dumbledore as well as Rowling’s commentary and Dumbledore’s commentary. Librarians will especially chuckle when they read about one of the Malfoys trying to censor books off of Hogwart’s shelf because of the questionably positive depiction of Muggles corrupting the youth of Wizarding communities. It’s Rowling’s own way of responding to the people wanting to censor the Harry Potter series.


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