We have bedtime stories like, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and my favorite Beauty and the Beast. So why wouldn’t wizards and witches have their own stories that they tell their children. In the world of Harry Potter, these tales are beloved and have hidden messages, just like our Pixar and Disney movies.
Literature is magic and J.K Rowling is one them that can cast the spell. When Hermione tells the story of “The Three Brothers” it was meant to connect with the Deathly Hallows and help Harry. It wasn’t until later that I learned that J.K. Rowling had written a book about some of the tales told in the wizarding world.
Makes perfect sense that like muggles and their fairytales, wizards and witches have their own versions. The Tales of Beedle The Bard not only contains some of the tales but as well as notes from Albus Dumblebore.
Some of the stories are dark and one that would give children nightmares instead of putting them to sleep. However, our fairytales of “happily ever after” have been changed throughout the years.
The short stories told had messages about love, selfishness, and ignorance and although they’re weren’t as happily ever after we’re use to, they were intriguing nonetheless. It amazing me the creativity and imagination this woman has to create such an amazing story of Harry Potter but to continue to expand it than just have him be the center.
I enjoyed this book and highly recommend! With just 105 pages I was captivated and entertained until the very end!