Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

Ok, it was that--ok.  As fairy tale/wizard tales go, it was ok.  I don't know what I expected, but after enjoying the Harry Potter books, well . . .The Wizard and the Hopping Pot plus the The Fountain of Fair Fortune were good replacements for almost any fairy tale I remember from my youth.  The Warlock's Hairy Heart had a moral that may not have been exactly what was intended by the author--a woman with a good heart should never associate with a heartless person.  Anyway, the tales are not for small children--but maybe most fairy tales we heard as children weren't all that good for little ones either....a wolf who ate Grandma...a witch who caged children until they were fat enough to eat....Sheesh.  Come to think of it, maybe The Tales of Beedle the Bard are pretty good.

At least the money from the book goes to a good cause.  

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