The Tales of Beetle the Bard

Monday, November 24, 2008 Posted by j0e

The Tales of Beetle the Bard $4million book
Good news for Harry Potter fans, J.K.Rowling's new book is going to be out on December 4th 2008. This is NOT the eighth book in the Harry Potter Series. The Tales of Beetle the Bard was mentioned in the final book of the Harry Potter series - The Deathly Hallows as a collection of wizardry tales common to wizard families and left to Hermoine Granger by Albus Dumbledore.

The Tales of Beetle the Bard US Book CoverThe Tales of Beetle the Bard UK Book Cover

In December 2007, The First Edition of this book was released as a very special edition hand bound and handcrafted book hand written and illustrated by the author herself. Of the seven copies created, six were given to six people who were instrumetal with the Harry Potter Series. The seventh copy was auctioned and was brought by Amazon for $3.98 million making it the highest purchase price for a literary manuscript. The money from the sales also has been donated to The Children's Voice Charity

The book contains five stories of the wizarding world :
1. The Warlock's Hairy Heart
2. The Wizard and the Hopping Pot
3. The Fountain of Fair Fortune
4. Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump
5. The Tale of the Three Brothers

There will be a Collectors edition and a Standard edition. The Collector's Edition is an exclusive reproduction of J.K. Rowling's handwritten introduction, as well as 10 additional illustrations not found in the Standard Edition or the original. Profits from the sale of the book will be given to the Children's High Level Group.

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