The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition

The Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Illustrated Edition

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A brand-new fully illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling's classic tales from the wizarding world, with brilliant full-color artwork by award-winning artist Lisbeth Zwerger.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly imaginative stories of adventure, cunning, heartache, and, of course, magic. They are to the wizarding community what the tales of the Brothers Grimm are to Muggle families. This lush new illustrated edition has been translated from the ancient runes by Hermione Granger and is presented here with extensive commentary by Albus Dumbledore. And now Hans Christian Andersen Medalist Lisbeth Zwerger interprets these classic tales with beauty and tenderness (and wit), illuminating them for modern readers. With an introduction and notes by J.K. Rowling, this collection will thrill and delight Muggles and wizards alike.For every sale of this book, Scholastic will donate 15% of the suggested retail price to Lumos, an international nonprofit organization founded by J.K. Rowling that works globally to end the institutionalization of children. wearelumos.org


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338262186
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 10/09/2018
Series: Harry Potter
Edition description: Illustrated
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 48,400
Product dimensions: 10.00(w) x 11.40(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lisbeth Zwerger is the recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her contributions to children's literature, among many other awards, and her work has been included in the New York Times Best Illustrated Books list. She has illustrated editions of many classic tales, including Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, The Little Mermaid, A Christmas Carol, and several tales by the Brothers Grimm. She lives and works in Vienna, Austria.

J.K. Rowling is the author of the seven Harry Potter books, which have sold over 500 million copies, been translated into over 80 languages, and made into eight blockbuster films. She also wrote three short series companion volumes for charity, including Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which later became the inspiration for a new series of films. Harry’s story as a grown-up was later continued in a stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which J.K. Rowling wrote with playwright Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.

In 2020, she returned to publishing for younger children with the fairy tale The Ickabog, which she initially published for free online for children in lockdown, later donating all her book royalties to help vulnerable groups affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honors for her writing, including for her detective series written under the name Robert Galbraith. She supports a wide number of humanitarian causes through her charitable trust Volant, and is the founder of the children’s care reform charity Lumos.

For as long as she can remember, J.K. Rowling wanted to be a writer, and is at her happiest in a room, making things up. She lives in Scotland with her family.

Hometown:

Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England

Education:

Exeter University

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