Tales of Beedle the Bard: “Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump”

One more for your edification! Please share your thoughts on this specific tale and how it works with the first three… I’m assuming the fifth tale is “The Three Brothers” about which we know a little more than the story (e.g., it’s connection to Chaucer). Do you see any connections with other Chaucer tales? Boccaccio? Grimm?

Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Warlock’s Hairy Heart

Number three is up at Amazon.com. (Scroll down the page.) We’re looking positively Grimm — and my friends from Who Killed Albus Dumbledore are speculating we’re seeing a “a booklet on virtues as illustrated by quaint little wizarding vignettes standing in for the usually fairy tale approach” (Professor Mum).

What do you think?

Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Fountain of Fair Fortune

And here is the second Tale, as reviewed at Amazon.com. Waddya think?

Tales of Beedle the Bard: The Wizard and the Hopping Pot

Amazon has posted a review of the first story: The Wizard and the Hopping Pot. I’ve already been asked by one friend to review the story via the review and to review the review! She must think I was given one of the six copies. I’ll make two notes and leave the discussion to the HogPro All Pros.

First, the story must pre-date all the Wizard Secrecy conventions and regulations. [Read more…]

“J.K. Rowling Fairy Tale Sells for $4M”

Now I really wish I had been given one… Don’t you?

I wonder if the “lucky winner” will sell or post or publish the stories. Here’s hoping.