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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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Magical Me: JK Rowling And The Mystery Man Behind Gilderoy Lockhart

Picture of Gilderoy Lockhart the professor from Harry Potter and The Chamber of Secrets.JK Rowling sparked big rumors when in an interview when she revealed some things about the character of Gilderoy Lockhart.

She said that not only is he based on a real person, but that she had “to endure for two solid years” the real life person who Lockhart is based on.

She was married to her ex husband for two years so it seemed a likely fit, and the rumors started to fly.

Gilderoy Lockhart, in case you don’t remember, was Harry Potter’s Defense Against The Dark Arts teacher who was way into himself. Whether it was constantly quoting from his Gilderoy Lockhart in front of a painting of himself painting himself.bestselling book ‘Magical Me’, or striking a pose in front of one his many giant paintings of himself, Lockhart had a talent for bringing the focus back onto him no matter what the situation.

JK Rowling’s ex husband is known for acting a bit like Lockhart by doing things like claiming he co-authored the first Harry Potter book, so that just added more fuel to the rumors.

Things got so bad that JK Rowling finally had to make a point of stating that Lockhart was definitely not based on her ex husband.

The book Magical Me by Gilderoy Lockhart of the Harry Potter books.Some people didn’t believe her but I think it makes sense. JK Rowling was afraid of her ex husband (even at one point having to take out a restraining order against him), while the character of Gilderoy Lockhart is goofy and mostly harmless.

If JK Rowling’s ex husband was the inspiration for any Harry Potter character it would probably be one of the Death Eaters, just sayin. But that still leaves the fact that Lockhart is based on a real person …who could it be?

Many people have speculated that it’s an old professor of hers but she’s staying mum on the true identity of the person, other than to say that he’s

probably out there telling everybody that he inspired the character of Dumbledore.

Ha!! Now that sounds exactly like something Gilderoy Lockhart would do, don’t you think?

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01/28/2014