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Babbity Rabbity And Her Cackling Stump?

Story of Babbity Rabbity Cackling StumpMum used to read those to me as a kid!

The Wizard And The Hopping Pot, Babbity Rabbity And Her Cackling Stump… Come on! Babitty Rabbity… No?
–Ron Weasley

In Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Ron sees the book ‘Tales Of Beedle The Bard’ and starts naming off all the fairy tales his mother used to read to him as a kid.

But since he grew up in the world of magic the stories are nothing like most people have heard of, and Harry and Hermione look at him like he’s gone crazy.

And with titles like Babbity Rabbity And Her Cackling Stump it’s hard not to wonder if the stories are a bit crazy themselves.

Tales Of Beedle The Bard Book by JK RowlingTurns out that JK Rowling had originally come up with those titles because they sounded silly and a little crazy, thinking that they would be the perfect titles for wizard fairy tales. What she didn’t realize at the time is that she’d end up writing those stories later on for people in the muggle world. Rich muggles, to be exact.

In 2007 she wrote the stories and auctioned off a handmade copy of Tales Of Beedle The Bard to help a children’s charity. The book ended up raising a whopping 4 million dollars! Maybe Babbity Rabbity doesn’t sound so crazy after all.

Luckily for the rest of us Tales Of Beedle The Bard was released to the public a year later, and at a price that was almost 4 million dollars cheaper ;).

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12/19/2014
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Happy Thanksgiving!

Hope your Turkey Day is filled with great food and great stories :).

xo,
Anita

Stories Of Thanksgiving

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11/27/2014
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Spiders, Spiders, Spiders: This Week’s Shoutout To Hailie M.

Funny story about a Halloween spider.This week’s shoutout goes out to Hailie M. who wrote me an email about spiders that got me thinking.

If you’re subscribed to get stories by email you probably noticed this in the last email near the story about Ron Weasley:

Do you like spiders?

If you answered “Yes” to that question, send me an email because that’s just crazy :P. If not then read on…

You see, Ron Weasley and I have something in common, we are both really afraid of spiders. Like him I’ll even get nightmares about spiders sometimes, though luckily none of them have tried to make me tapdance (yet).

Hailie M. saw my question about spiders and wrote:

I like spiders!!! I have a pet tarantula named Sir Paul and I LOVE all your story’s you share.

I thought that was pretty cool. No way in a million years would I ever have a pet spider, but it’s nice to know that other people are into it and aren’t terrified beyond belief at the idea lol. And really it just goes to show that one person’s fear is another person’s beloved pet –definitely something interesting to think about this Halloween :D.

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10/29/2014