The Tales of Beedle the Bard is the title of Harry Potter author, J. K. Rowling's latest book, due to hit the bookshops on December 4 this year. However, you have the opportunity to order it right now through Amazon - either the Standard Edition or the Collector's Edition.
The book has 5 fairy tales, which are illustrated by Rowling herself. Not only that, but it has the commentary,footnotes and historical background for each fairy tale from Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, who "brings his unique wizard's-eye perspective to the collection", to quote the blurb.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is published by The Children's High Level Group (CHLG) and all net proceeds from the sale of the book will go to the Children's Voice campaign.
"The Children's Voice campaign is run by CHLG. It campaigns for child rights across Europe, particularly in Eastern Europe where over a million children and teenagers are growing up in institutions, often in unacceptable conditions. In most cases they are without adequate human or emotional contact and stimulation, while many only just survive without life's basics such as adequate shelter and food."
The Collector's Edition is sold exclusively by Amazon and features an exclusive reproduction of J.K. Rowling's handwritten introduction, 10 new illustrations, metalwork and clasp, replica gemstones, and tucked in its own case disguised as a wizarding textbook from the Hogwarts library. (Available in limited quantities)