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The Tales of Beedle the Bard

'translated from the original runes by J. K. Rowling'

hand-written and illustrated by Rowling and sold at auction 13 December 2007

Rowling created seven copies of this book. Six copies were given to people who had been especially close to the Harry Potter series over the seventeen years while she was writing it. The seventh was auctioned and raised close to $4 million for charity.

Stories included: "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot," "The Fountain of Fair Fortune," "The Warlock's Hairy Heart," "Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump," and "The Tale of the Three Brothers."

Jo's comments about the book:

'I loved writing them.  I really really loved writing them.  But I have to say, that before I had the idea of producing the books to say "thank you" to these key people, I imagined there would be like, about thirty Tales of Beedle the Bard.  And after I had the idea of writing them out by hand seven times, turns out, there were just the five.' '  (PC1)

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page and word count:
Tales of Beedle the Bard - 157 hand-written pages, word count unknown

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