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   Short movie: The Three Brothers0 Comments

NESCOM has released their official adaptation of a Beedle tale, The Three Brothers.





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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:16.52 GMT | Submit News | Tags: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

   Handwritten "Beedle the Bard" set to auction0 Comments

The Guardian is reporting that one of only seven handwritten copies of Beedle the Bard are set to be auctioned.

The estimate is £500,000, however in 2007 a previous copy sold for £1.95m!


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The manuscript, which Sotheby’s will auction in London on 13 December with a guide price of between £300,000 and £500,000, was made for publisher Barry Cunningham, who signed up Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone for Bloomsbury. Cunningham was sent the manuscript of The Tales of Beedle the Bard on 12 December 2007 in a white Jiffy envelope. Inside was a cloth-wrapped, leather-bound manuscript covered in semi-precious stones and featuring a silver mounted skull. A note from Rowling in the front of the edition reads: “To Barry, the man who thought an overlong novel about a boy wizard in glasses might just sell … THANK YOU.”




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:00.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard

   Beedle the Bard sold for £370K0 Comments

Various media outlets are reporting that a handwritten version of The Tales of Beedle the Bard has sold at auction for £368, 750.

The jewelled edition was written by J. K. Rowling and given to her publisher, Barry Cunningham.


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Cunningham’s copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which had a guide price of £300,000-£500,000, is a cloth-wrapped, leather-bound manuscript covered in semi-precious stones and features a silver mounted skull. A note from Rowling in the front of the edition reads: “To Barry, the man who thought an overlong novel about a boy wizard in glasses might just sell … THANK YOU.”

The book was delivered to Cunningham in an envelope in 2007. Sotheby’s said that the stones on the manuscript’s cover are rhodochrosite, which Rowling notes at the end of the volume are “traditionally associated with love, balance and joy in daily life”.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:04.53 GMT | Submit News | Tags: The Tales of Beedle the Bard

   Illustrated edition of "Beedle the Bard" to be released!0 Comments

Bloomsbury Children’s Books announce Chris Riddell as the artist who will create stunning images for an illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’sThe Tales of Beedle the Bard sold in aid of the author’s international children’s charity Lumos.

Publishing on 2nd October 2018, this classic from the Wizarding World will be gloriously reimagined in a large colour gift edition by the multi-award-winning Riddell. He will mix his signature, beautiful watercolour with line and tonal illustrations, capturing the spirit of J.K. Rowling’s ingenious text with his trademark wit and elegance.

Chris Riddell is a bestselling author/illustrator and former Waterstones Children’s Laureate. On being commissioned for this project Chris said, “To be invited into the world of Harry Potter is an immense honour and incredibly exciting. These fairy tales are vivid and beautifully crafted and will resonate in the sumptuous format Bloomsbury have given me. But the true joy has been to discover the richness and texture of Dumbledore’s footnotes. I can’t wait to pull on my robes and begin my tenure as a supply teacher at Hogwarts!”

Rebecca McNally, Children’s Publishing Director, said of Chris’s selection: “It takes extraordinary skill and imagination to illustrate J.K. Rowling’s highly inventive and original book, which has both wonderful, classic-feeling fairy tales and the inimitable, witty and subversive notes of Albus Dumbledore. There was only ever going to be one person for this job – it just had to be the once-in-a-lifetime talent of Chris Riddell.”

Chris Riddell is an award-winning illustrator and acclaimed political cartoonist. He is currently the only artist to have won the Kate Greenaway Medal three times, most recently for his illustrations in Neil Gaiman’s The Sleeper and the Spindle. Chris Riddell was Waterstones Children’s Laureate from 2015 to 2017 and has recently been announced as a Booktrust Ambassador. Chris has illustrated the work of many celebrated children’s authors, including five Neil Gaiman titles. He is the author of the bestselling Goth Girl and Ottoline series and co-creator of the much-loved The Edge Chronicles.

Riddell joins fellow Greenaway winner Jim Kay and fine artist Olivia Lomenech Gill in a world-class team of illustration talent chosen to create colour illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s work.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard was first published in 2008. An essential read for any Harry Potter fan, it contains five classic fairy tales, including ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’, which plays a key role in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, the tales are introduced by J.K. Rowling. Also included are Professor Albus Dumbledore’s notes on each tale, which appear by kind permission of the Hogwarts Archives. The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published in aid of Lumos, J.K. Rowling’s international children’s charity, which works to improve the lives of disadvantaged children around the world.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard Illustrated Edition by J.K. Rowling, illustrated by Chris Riddell

Published in hardback on 2nd October 2018 (£25:00 / 160pp / 9781408898673)

Deluxe edition also available (£120:00 / 9781408899366)


 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 15:00.00 GMT | Submit News | Tags: Bloomsbury, The Tales of Beedle the Bard