Guess how much J K Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard will go for.

As you’ve probably heard, J K Rowling hand-wrote and illustrated a collection of wizard fairy tales–The Tales of Beedle the Bard–that was mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows, a book that headmaster Dumbledore left to Hermione. Rowling created only seven copies, six of which she gave as thank-yous to people involved with her Harry Potter books. The seventh copy will be auctioned off, the proceeds going to Rowling’s The Children’s Voice campaign (which sounds really important and worthwhile–they want to make life better for young people in care across Eastern Europe and the world, and they aim to stamp out cruelty, neglect and abuse of young people).

The book will be auctioned off by Sotheby’s on December 13, with an opening bid of $62,000. (Rowling’s really getting a lot of publicity lately, eh? First Dumbledore being gay, then this, as well as her initiating a lawsuit.)

So, this is where the fun comes in. The Longstockings are having a contest to guess how much the book will go for. “Closest without going over gets an as-of-yet-undecided-but-most-assuredly-awesome prize from me.” So have some fun–get over there and make a guess. 🙂

About Cheryl Rainfield

I write the books I needed and couldn't find as a teen. I write teen fiction--paranormal fantasy and gritty realistic fiction. I'm the author of SCARS (WestSide Books, 2010) #1 ALA QuickPicks, and Governor General Literary Award Finalist, HUNTED (WestSide Books, Oct 2011), STAINED (Harcourt, 2013), The Last Dragon (HIP Books, Sept 2009), and Walking Both Sides (HIP Books, 2011). I also enjoy drawing, surfing the web, connecting with people I like, doing crafts, and being with my dog.
This entry was posted in J K Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Bookmark the permalink.

1 Response to Guess how much J K Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard will go for.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.