JKRowling.com Updated with News on “Beedle the Bard” Launch
Oct 28, 2008
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has updated her website this morning with a news entry on the launch of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Jo writes of the special tea party which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland December 4, reminding us of the various contests being held to attend the event, as well as noting one of the original handwritten books she gave as gifts after the completion of “Deathly Hallows” will be on display in Scotland. Readers will recall that Scholastic editor Arthur Levine will provide his copy of Beedle for display at the New York Public Library December 4 through January 4, 2009 as well. The proceeds from the sale of “The Tales of Beedle the Bard” will benefit the Children’s High Level group charity, which helps vulnerable children in Eastern Europe. Jo writes that she hopes ” The Tales of Beedle the Bard will not only be a welcome Christmas present to “Harry Potter fans, but an opportunity to give these abandoned children a voice.”
For more on The Tales of Beedle the Bard, please click here to Scholastic where you can also download a poster of the book cover (pdf), here to UK publishers Bloomsbury, or here via Amazon.com which has short summaries of each of the tales contained in the book. You can also pre-order the book via our Cauldron Shop.