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J.K. Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard to Be Published Dec. 4

J.K. Rowling to Publish Tales of Beedle for Charity

More Harry Potter-related news, you say? Yes! It's been an exciting week for the world that J.K. Rowling created, as we got the first substantial taste of the next movie, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (if you haven't watched this trailer, you should do so here!). Now there's news that Rowling's book The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be available to the public as of Dec. 4, 2008.

She's auctioned off one of her handwritten versions of the book, and mass-produced copies will be available come December. Amazon is also producing "up to 100,000 special-edition copies aimed at replicating the look and feel of the seven original jewel-encrusted tomes."

Rowling said in a statement:

The new edition will include the Tales themselves, translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, and with illustrations by me, but also notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by generous permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters' Archive.

All net proceeds will be donated to the Children's High Level Group, Rowling's charity that "aims to improve life for children in institutional homes in Europe."

Ready to pre-order your copy?

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hanako66 hanako66 7 years
I just pre-ordered the special edition....Christmas is coming early this year!
sfbutterfly24 sfbutterfly24 7 years
I want this book!!!
hanako66 hanako66 7 years
omg, so excited!
mrscaru mrscaru 7 years
Awesome! Going to put on my Wish List, for sure!!
MuggleCrazed MuggleCrazed 7 years
This is at the top of my list for Xmas (Deluxe Edition!!!) Also, I love the date this was released. It's Jo and Harry's birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY JO!!!! Thank you so much for creating this wonderful world and this is a great gift to the fans and doing it for Charity is just one of the many reasons we love you.
sleekeasy sleekeasy 7 years
i'm SO happy they decided to print this for the public!
MissMimz MissMimz 7 years
I am so excited! YAY...I'm once again in full blown Harry Potter Obsession ♥
Bisque Bisque 7 years
Oh wow! i'd love to have one of the 100K special edition copies! I'd totally preorder mine!
erinflower erinflower 7 years
I love JK Rowling, she seems to really care about her fans. I am so excited for this book.
Linda-McP Linda-McP 7 years
Just pre-ordered mine today. Thanks, Buzz!
Mariana48 Mariana48 7 years
yay! :):):) cant wait to read it... even though i didnt love the 7th book. im hoping she will redeem herself with this short story one
Berlin Berlin 7 years
Yay I just pre-ordered mine:) Thanks Sugar!!
fleurfairy fleurfairy 7 years
allthingsgrow allthingsgrow 7 years
oh, SWEET. yes! =]
Renees3 Renees3 7 years
love it! Yea! I think it's her birthday today too. or maybe yesterday! Can't wait for the new mooooooooovie! YAY YAY YAY
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