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From the hand of J.K. Rowling. . .

From the always-eager-to-sell-you-a-book folks at Amazon comes this notification:

As someone who has purchased Harry Potter products from Amazon.com, you might be happy to hear that The Tales of Beedle the Bard, J.K. Rowling’s book of fairy tales written to supplement the Harry Potter series, will be published in two new editions on December 4, 2008.

Now, as a full-time student, I’ve been buried under mounds of textbooks for the past three years, and I was completely unaware of this literary gem. Apparently Rowling penned it and then auctioned it off, with the proceeds going to a children’s charity. You can read all about it at the Amazon page:

Amazon.com: The Fairy Tales of J.K. Rowling

Be sure to scroll all the way down the page to look at the photographs, which include some of Rowling’s hand-drawn illustrations. And, if you really have some time on your hands, follow the links to the comments at the bottom of the page.