Remember The Tales of Beedle the Bard from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? The Tales of Beedle the Bard was a prized possession of Albus Dumbledore that he bequeathed to Hermione Granger. Hermione used clues from the tales to help Harry defeat Voldemort.
This is part of a quote from J.K. Rowling in the latest edition of Children's Bookshelf, the free weekly newsletter from Publisher's Weekly about children's and young adult literature:
“....I am therefore delighted to announce that... The Tales of Beedle the Bard will now be widely available to all Harry Potter fans....”
The standard edition of the book will feature five fairy tales, an introduction and illustrations by J.K. Rowling, and commentary on each of the tales by Professor Albus Dumbledore.
There will be a collector's edition available exclusively at Amazon. It will be housed in its own slipcase to resemble a wizarding textbook found in the Hogwarts library. It will also include (aside from the features in the standard edition) metal corners, a clasp, and a skull; and 10 additional illustrations not found in the standard edition.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be released December 4. All proceeds will go to Children’s High Level Group, the publisher of the book and the English children’s charity co-founded by Rowling and Emma Nicholson.
I will save up to buy a collector's edition! :o) One hundred US dollars. *gulp*