Potter Fans: Tales of Beedle the Bard eBook Helps Kids in Need

J.K. Rowling announced that The Tales of Beedle the Bard is now available as an eBook. Additionally, Rowling also announced sales of the eBook will go to benefit the international children’s charity, Lumos Foundation, of which Rowling is the founder and Chair.
 
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Per the foundation: “Eight million children globally live in large institutions that deny them individual
love and care, can damage their brain development and destroy their understanding of right and wrong.”
 

 
“Less than 10% of these children are orphans. Most have families who love them and want
them, but they are separated because of poverty or discrimination. When they grow into
adults, they struggle to cope in society.”
 
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The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of wizarding fairy tales mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book of the series. J.K. Rowling originally produced an edition of seven handwritten, illustrated manuscripts. In 2007, one was offered at public auction and sold for GBP1.95 million, setting a record auction price for any modern literary manuscript. Following public demand Beedle was published in hardback in 2008 and became the fastest selling book of the year. To date both the auction copy and the published book
have raised over GBP18 million for Lumos.”
 
The eBook is available at the Pottermore Shop: http://www.shop.pottermore.com
 
Source: Lumos Foundation
 

Rebecca Murray

Editor in Chief at ShowbizJunkies
Journalist covering the entertainment industry for more than 13 years. Member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Alliance of Women Film Journalists, and San Diego Film Critics Society.

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