The Tales of Beedle the Bard
by J.K. Rowling
Published on December 4th 2008 (first published 2007) by Children’s High Level Group | Binding: Hardcover | ISBN: 0747599874 (isbn13: 9780747599876) | Setting: The United Kingdom | Pages: 109
FIVE fairy tales from the wizard society. Written in Muggles’ language by Hermione Granger. With additional notes from Professor Albus Dumbledore. Those facts are very attractive to anyone who read Harry Potter or see the movies. But don’t be misunderstood, the fairy tales here won’t tell anything or have any close-relation with Harry Potter’s stories. I meant you’ll be disappointed if you had that perception before reading this book.
This is merely a book of fairy tales! Although I must say this book is very interesting to read. 😀
From five stories, I fall in love with “The Warlock’s Hairy Heart”. The story about the young warlock who kept his heart inside the dungeon, just to keep himself away from being vulnerable for loving someone. “Hairy heart” means the warlock already became a beast who had no love in his life. And in the end, when a pretty and rich maiden attracts to him, the young warlock killed her. Cool!
I also like “The Fountain of Fair Fortune” which talks about a fountain which have no magic at all but everyone tries to heal their life by bathing there. The moral is the only thing which can heal their life is them self, not the fountain.