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?