This synopsis will contain spoilers!
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a "new translation" by Hermione Granger of the stories made famous in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This edition of the book also includes commentary by Albus Dumbledore and footnotes by Rowling. I am not summarizing the tales here, because they are short enough that you could re-read them at any time.
- The Tales of Beedle the Bard - Hardcover
Tales is an entertaining jaunt back into the Harry Potter universe. The stories are, of course, fun, but it is the commentary by Dumbledore after each story that makes the ... - Jan. 15, 2009
"There was once a kindly old wizard who used his magic generously and wisely for the benefit of his neighbors."
J.K. Rowling the First Line of The Tales of Beedle the Bard
"Even I, Albus Dumbledore, would find it easiest to refuse the Invisibility Cloak; which only goes to show that, clever as I am, I remain just as big a fool as anyone else."
J.K. Rowling the Last Line of in The Tales of Beedle the Bard