It's Not Harry Potter, But...

Dec. 2 2008, Published 7:14 a.m. ET

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J.K. Rowling has written another book destined to make her legions of fans happy.

Oh, and it will also make a lot of money.

Due in bookstores on Thursday, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of five fairy tales. The book was featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, left to Harry's pal Hermione Granger by the headmaster of Hogwarts school, Albus Dumbledore. The book had clues that helped Potter with his goal of beating Lord Voldemort.

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Rowling says of her new work: "The Tales of Beedle the Bard is really a distillation of the themes found in the Harry Potter books, and writing it has been the most wonderful way to say goodbye to a world I loved and lived in for 17 years."

Proceeds from the book will go to The Children's High Level Group, a charity co-founded by Rowling to aid helpless children in Eastern Europe.



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