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Friday, December 14, 2007

The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling Auctioned for $4 Million

Amazon.com has purchased J.K. Rowlings handwritten book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, referenced in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (The book Dumbledore gave to Hermione Granger in his will) for $4 Million. J.K. Rowling is donating the proceeds to The Children's Voice campaign, to help improve the lives of institutionalized children across Europe.

This handwritten and illustrated book by Rowlings is 157 pages and bound in Morrocan leather. There are only seven copies in the world. She gave six away as gifts.

Curious about what Rowling's illustrations and handwritten work looks like? Amazon.com already has some pictures up, and promises to have more pictures and reviews of the five fairy tales in the coming hours.

2 comments:

Kaleb - http://www.kalebnation.com/ said...

Wow! I think their early estimate was only $150,000-- that auction turned out great!

HipWriterMama said...

Kaleb,
Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog and was impressed with what you've done so far.