Behold the Tale of Babbity Rabbity!

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Dec 16, 2007

Posted by SueTLC
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Ron Weasley would like this news as Amazon.com has now updated with their review of “Babbity Rabbity and her Cackling Stump,” which you can read here. Be sure to check the www.amazon.com/beedlebard link for additional photos of the “Tales of Beedle the Bard,” and earlier reviews from the special book written by J.K. Rowling. Enjoy!

Thanks Beth and to all who owled!





27 Responses to Behold the Tale of Babbity Rabbity!

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dammit, i was so close to being thanked for this, 2 mins after Beth alerted it

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on a less childish note (or a possibly more childish one) this story really made me chuckle, out of all of them it was the one i was most looking forward to knowing the story of. Great!

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Thanks Kiwi! We got a flock of owls not soon after Beth’s mail arrived, but all who email with tips are truly appreciated! :) Sue for Leaky

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not what i expected (of course, not quite sure what i was expecting!), but good stuff…

thanks everyone!

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Haha, thanks Sue that makes staying up this late over on this side of the Atlantic all the more worthwhile!

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I feel so blessed we are getting reveiws of these tales at all, it is great, do you realize that Amazon.com could have kept the book to themselves but they are sharing it with the world. It is just so amazing

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So THAT’S what her cackling stump was… not at ALL what I was thinking… XD

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I had no idea what her cackling stump was or why it was cackling! Hehe Babbity Rabbity- it’s such a fun name to say. Really delightful tale and I can see why Ron was so fond of it! Thank you again Jo!

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This is just so awesome. It was really sad the last few weeks, thinking that we’d most likely never see these stories, and now we know what they are about. Thanks for the Christmas present, Amazon!!

And wow, I am continually impressed and amazed that Jo is such a great artist, as well as our favorite writer!

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The story made me laugh :)

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Hey Leaky, I looked through the Beedle the Bard pics, but I didn’t see this one that you used for the article pic. Where did you get it?

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I agree with Kiwi – this story is the one I was most interested to find out what it was about. These stories are so cool. (Still hoping for proper versions eventually….)

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I wonder how much faith we can put into any of these “reviews”, as there is no way to verify either the content or the conclusions of the Reviewer.

That having been said: “Babbity” seems to encourage children as well as adults to “Be Wary”, “Look to YOUR OWN well being.” (Religious connotations?)

“FOUNTAIN” seems to me to be the most “painful” (catharcic) of the first 4 (confronting terminal illness, ensuring a roof & food, childbirth??, and a knight (today’s society) – may yield the greatest impact?).

“Warlock” = Voldemort + B. Lestrange?? Represents the “ills of society” ( & Really sick people out there!)

“Hopping Pot” review has been ammended!! Personal conclusion with THIS review: Moral oblicagations NOT to deny access to rights of humankind to anyone (including the ability to read!)

“3 Brothers” = Hallows, I Don’t follow the “religious” images/meaning (as portrayed in HP & DH).

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The beginning of this story reminded me so much of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”...just placed in a Wizard format.

I too, thank Amazon.com for giving us their synopis of the stories.

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Is the tale of the three brothers included in the book??

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I still don’t get why couldn’t they publish the books and sell them as ordinary books that you can buy from a bookstore.Or J.K wants more money??Although i think if they would have published them they wouldn’t get less than 4 million dollars…imagine if the book costed $20, and a million people would buy it, that would be 20 million dollars…

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its me again…another thing i want to know, and i’m sure everyone else wants to know it too…WHO IS BEEDLE THE BARD??...i hope J.K tells us more of him, cuz if he wrote the book he’s the one who knew about the deathly hallows and the deathly hallows arent a legend, they’re real…so could he be the founder of the deathly hallows??Am i making any sense??Plz tell me what do you think od my conclusion…

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“The Tale of The Three Brothers” begins on page 141, and actually has a picture of circle, triangle, and line in between between, and is drawn on the middle of three skulls at the top?? of that page.

A “BARD” (The Bard) is a famous poet.

Beedle is probably??? not one of the characters in any of the stories. However: My guess is that since JK Rowling is known to have Loved THE BEATLES . . . . Hmmmm. Any ideas, Sue?

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ahaha..i so thought that Babbity Rabbity was actually going to be a rabbit..The story sounds great still though.

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Are we every going to be able to read these stories for ourselves? Does anyone know when the book is being published?

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Brat, and others, regarding whether the stories will be published or not:

There has been no official statement from JKR about whether or not the stories will become available in a mass edition. All we know is that the seven copies she wrote cannot be used as the manuscript from which a mass edition can be made, she has retained the copyrights.

If you look through past discussions deveoted to the Tales of Beedle the Bard, there are essentially three positions.

The first represents the postings of a few who have seen the announcement and auctioning of the Tales as some kind of slap in the face to “real fans”, or as representing some kind of “greed” on the part of JKR and others. This clearly is a minority position.

The second position argues that the Tales will not be published because the handwritten copies are in themselves unique and therefore a mass edition would reduce their value.

The third group of opinions beleives that we’ll get to read the tales “sooner or later, in some format”. Suggestions have ranged from an online release through JKR’s website (possibly as a holiday gift to all), to inclusion in the encylcopedia JKR is preparing, to a stand alone small book similar to Quidditch through the Ages or Fantastic Beasts. and naturally any proceeds will go to charity.

We’ll just need to wait and see…no one knows for sure. I’d add that positions shift slightly, become more nuanced, with each new announcement regarding the Tales…its been an interesting discussion, as different fans interpret what we know of JKR, of publishing, the past patterns of behavor from all involved in bringing us HP, and so on…

As for Beedle, all we know from DH is that he lived a long long time ago….

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Its amazing to think that these collection of wizard fairytale stories would have been critically acclaimed and may have won awards but for the fact that these stories are not published and are written for private purposes. So JK will never receive such awards and acclaim. What wonderful fairy tales. Without any doubt, JK has a godly gift of storytelling with tremendous morals in her plots. My favourite story so far has to be the Fountain. I also enjoy the way the reviewer describes JK’s handwriting changing with the intensity of the narrative. Potterfans, surely this is the best xmas gift we could ask for short of holding a copy of Beedle the Bard?

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Pathetic -Herminny feels “blessed” that she is told “second hand” about a book that the fans should have first hand !

This sort of grovelling invites and provokes Rowling and her corporate pals to treat us like dirt.

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and as you can see, M Jones fits into category one as described in my earlier message…

Prof. Potter, we’ll just need to wait and see, huh? It comes down to that. Agree with you, the Fountain of Fair Fortune sounds the best. Any thoughts about whether the Tales will or won’t be published (and, why or why not)?

cheers

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Hold on – is that last one going to be the Elder Wand story?

I can see why she would put that one in, but it’s so nice to hear about these stories, I’d much prefer to read another new one!

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I love this story ! (I love all of them so far)

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Is there no end to JK’s talents, I take my hat off to her, to write such wonderful herat-warming stories she must have a wonderful heart. i eagerly await being able to read Beadle the Bard. Fingers crossed.

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