J.K. Rowling Sells Wizard Tales for Charity

Nerd alert! J.K. Rowling is releasing a book of wizard fairy tales, called The Tales of Beedle the Bard, for her reading charity.

The book will be published Dec. 4 by Bloomsbury in Britain and Scholastic in America. Amazon also plans a leather-bound collectors’ edition that will sell for $100.

The book, written and illustrated by Ms. Rowling, is a collection of five wizard tales referred to in her Harry Potter series, according to the Associated Press. Her charity, Children’s High Level Group, hopes to raise $8 million through sales.

Ms. Rowling told the AP that the books will include her illustrations and introduction, the stories themselves and commentaries ostensibly by Albus Dumbledore, the headmaster of the fictional Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, “which appear by generous permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters’ Archive.”