This little book consists of five short fairytale style stories from the wizarding world created by J. K. Rowling. Each story is followed up by additional notes from Professor Dumbledore himself, who explains the morals found in each one and discusses the controversy some of them caused within the wizarding world. Through Dumbledore’s commentary we also get to learn a little bit more about magical terms, history and life at Hogwarts.
My favourite of the five stories would have to be the one I already knew well, The Tale Of The Three Brothers, which was beautifully depicted through animation in The Deathly Hallows film adaptation (part one). I also really enjoyed learning about Babbity Rabbity And Her Cackling Stump, a tale noted for one of the earliest literary mentions of an Animagus and The Fountain Of Fair Fortune which promotes pro wizard-Muggle marriage.
As well as the variety of stories the book is also beautifully designed with illustrations, also by Rowling, interspersed throughout adding that extra magical fairytale feel.
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