Thursday, July 31, 2008

Best News EVER!

Following the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, J.K. Rowling wrote The Tales of Beedle the Bard, which was mentioned in the 7th book. The only catch: she made 7 handwritten copies, complete with her own illustrations, and gave 6 of the 7 to her close friends. The 7th book? Sold to Amazon.com at an auction for 2 million pounds (or $4 million).

But in hopes to raise money for charity, The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be published on December 4, 2008, with Amazon selling a special collector's leather-bound edition for $100. The new edition will include all of Rowling's original illustrations, as well as comments by Albus Dumbledore.

Nerdy news? Yes! But really, for all die-hard Harry Potter fans, this is BIG NEWS.

Now my friends will know what to get me for Christmas ..

P.S. - Happy Birthday to Harry Potter! (which makes sense about J.K. Rowling's "gift" to her fans)

2 comments:

christina said...

ahhhhhH!! can't wait to pick one up!
they should totally have a party for the book release!
:D

sang said...

You need to educate me on what that book entails.