Saturday, 18 July 2009
Harry Potter Companion Books - JK Rowling
The Tales Of Beedle The Bard, Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
By J.K. Rowling
This very entertaining trilogy is based on J.K. Rowling’s award winning Harry Potter series. All three are books that are in the Hogwarts school library.
The Tales Of Beedle The Bard is illustrated by J.K Rowling herself. It is a book of fairy tales that young witches and wizards are supposedly told as bedtime stories. With comments from the great professor, Albus Dumbledore, it is a very enjoyable book.
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is a copy of Harry Potter’s own text book, complete with his own amusing notes and jottings, often based on his own experience of these creatures. I enjoyed reading about the nundu and the lethifold and other creatures that I had not yet encountered in the Harry Potter series. There is a short foreword written, again, by Dumbledore, and an introduction by the “author”, Newt Scamander, complete with an A-Z of beasts.
Quidditch Through The Ages is supposedly taken from the Hogwarts school library. At the front, there are the names of the people who have taken it out plus a few jottings. It is the full history of the popular wizarding sport, Quidditch. It explains how the golden snitch was thought up, talks about some of the current teams and says how the game has evolved. Once again, there is a foreword by Dumbledore.
I recommend these books to Harry Potter fans everywhere. They can be read separately or as a set. They are small, uncomplicated books that are fun to read and easy to dip into when you’re bored. They might not be interesting for people who have not read the Harry Potter books, but if you have, they’re great!