Sunday, February 17, 2008

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books (in case you haven't heard), handwrote and illustrated seven copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a children's book which she mentioned in the last book of the Potter series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

The first six copies were given to individuals who helped Rowling during the many years spent writing the Potter books. The seventh copy was put up for auction to raise money for The Children's Voice campaign, a charity she co-founded to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe. ended up winning the auction for the purchase price was £1,950,000.

Follow this link to see the full story of this book, more photographs and a short video from

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