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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

By: J.K. Rowling
Narrated by: Warwick Davis, Noma Dumezweni, Jason Isaacs, Jude Law, Evanna Lynch, Sally Mortemore, Bonnie Wright
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Publisher's summary

A collection of well-loved stories for witches and wizards of all ages, The Tales of Beedle the Bard are the wizarding world's Grimm's Fairytales. This edition is translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger herself and contains helpful notes from both Professor Dumbledore and J.K. Rowling.

A wonderful opportunity to listen to the stories that played a crucial role in the fight against Lord Voldemort, these classic fairy tales are sure to delight and educate in equal measure. There are five tales in all: "The Tale of the Three Brothers" will be known by anyone who has listened to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows; "The Fountain of Fair Fortune", "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot" and "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump" complete the collection.

The audio edition unites a wonderful cast from around the Wizarding World™ including BAFTA-winning Jude Law as Albus Dumbledore.

The shelves of the Hogwarts Library are also home to many more fascinating books. If you have enjoyed The Tales of Beedle the Bard you might want to check out some of its other treasures: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. 

At least 90% of the proceeds* received by Pottermore Limited from this audiobook will be made available by the publisher to The Lumos Foundation for their work to help children worldwide out of institutions, so they can thrive in loving families and communities. The Lumos Foundation is a charity registered in England and Wales with registered charity number 1112575 and in the USA (EIN 47-2301085) .

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash equivalent price less sales taxes.

Around the world, more than 8 million children live in orphanages and other institutions. What may be surprising is that about 80 percent of them aren't actually orphans. They have family who could care for them, with the right support. Lumos is an international children's charity founded by J.K. Rowling. Named after the light-giving spell in Harry Potter, Lumos' mission is to ensure that by 2050 all children will grow up in loving, protective families.

*Proceeds means the cash-price or cash-equivalent price less sales taxes and reasonable expenses.

©2008 J.K. Rowling (P)2020 J.K. Rowling/Pottermore Publishing

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J.K. Rowling - Author

About the Author

J.K. Rowling is the author of the record-breaking, multi-award-winning Harry Potter novels. Loved by fans around the world, the series has sold more than 500 million copies, been translated into 80 languages and made into eight blockbuster films.

She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (in aid of Comic Relief and Lumos), and The Tales of Beedle the Bard (in aid of Lumos).

In 2012, J.K. Rowling's digital company and digital publisher Pottermore was launched, a place where fans can enjoy the latest news from across the wizarding world, features and original writing by J.K. Rowling.

Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, was published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015. J.K. Rowling also writes crime novels under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, featuring private detective Cormoran Strike. The first four novels The Cuckoo's Calling (2013), The Silkworm (2014), Career of Evil (2015) and Lethal White (2018) all topped the national and international bestseller lists. The first three have been adapted for television, produced by Brontë Film and Television.

J.K. Rowling's 2008 Harvard commencement speech was published in 2015 as an illustrated book, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination, and sold in aid of Lumos and university-wide financial aid at Harvard.

In 2016, J.K. Rowling collaborated with writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany on the stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two, which is now running at The Palace Theatre in London's West End and at The Lyric Theatre on Broadway.

Also in 2016, J.K. Rowling made her screenwriting debut with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. A prequel to the Harry Potter series, this new adventure of Magizoologist Newt Scamander marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author. The second film in the series, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald was released in November 2018.

The script book of the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two was published in 2016. The original screenplays of the Fantastic Beasts films are published too: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) and Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018).

As well as receiving an OBE and Companion of Honour for services to children's literature, J.K. Rowling has received many awards and honours, including France's Légion d'Honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.

www.jkrowling.com

Image: Photography Debra Hurford Brown © J.K. Rowling 2018

Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives

Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
  • Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
In support of Lumos, youth advocates use their voices to make every child’s future brighter.
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  • Tales from Lumos: Transforming Children’s Lives
  • In support of Lumos, youth advocates use their voices to make every child’s future brighter.