The Tales of the Beedle the Bard is getting an illustrative edition.The Bloomsbury’s Illustrated Edition will be published in hardback on October 2nd 2018, along with a deluxe edition. Scholastic’s Illustrated Edition will be published the following week.
This book originally came out in 2008 and featured a bunch of short stories by J.K. Rowling and all of the sales were for her charity, Lumos. The cover image above is for the US edition Lisbeth’s cover shows off interpretations of the characters, such as Babbitty Rabbitty (in her Animagus form!) from ‘Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump’ and Death from ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’: This story is one of the most popular and features three brothers who meet Death on the road, each of them receives a gift after they manage to avoid Death’s clutches. These gifts are the basis of the Deathly Hallows, a major plot point in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
This new edition of the book will feature tons of original pictures by two different artists, one for each country. It will only be available has a hardcover and a digital version is not planned. You can pre-order it from Amazon for $31.
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