In celebration of Harry Potter's birthday today, the Children's High Level Group (CHLG), the English charity co-founded by J K Rowling and Emma Nicholson MEP to help children suffering in institutions, announces that it is to publish The Tales of Beedle the Bard.
Fans around the world have been clamouring to read the wizarding fairy tales?created, handwritten and illustrated by J K Rowling - since last December, when Amazon famously bid £1.95 million / $4 million for the charity copy, one of only seven in existence, at Sotheby's in London.
All net proceeds from the sale of the books - expected to be in the region of £4 million / $8 million - will be donated to CHLG.
The charity works to make life better for vulnerable children across Europe, where over a million children and teenagers are growing up in unacceptable conditions in large residential institutions. 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.
Full article: http://www.borders.com/online/store/ArticleView_talesofbeedlebardpr?cmpid=SA_20080801_REW
For those of you already excited about the news, like I am, here's a sneak peek of the new Harry Potter movie set to release in late November, Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince.