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J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 07:08 AM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards.  Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for "Children's Book of the Year," along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer,  Captain Underpants & the Preposterous Plight by Dav Pilkey, Artemis Foul & The Time Paradox by Eoin Colfer, Horrid Henry Robs the Bank by Francesca Simon, Dinosaurs Love Underpants by Claire Freedman & Ben Cort.

Also actress Julie Walters, who portrays Molly Weasley in the Harry Potter films, has been shortlisted in the Biography of the Year category for her book, That's Another Story.  Actress Dawn French (the Fat Lady in PoA) was also nominated in the same category, for her autobiography Dear Fatty.

Finally, UK audio book narrator Stephen Fry has been nominated in the Popular Non-Fiction category for his book, Stephen Fry in America.

Voting is now open to all online via this link, and will run until Saturday, March 28th.
The winners of the Galaxy British Book Awards will be announced Sunday, April 5, 2009 in London, England.  Congratulations to all!

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1095 Points

Hope JKR wins. I liked Eclipse and Twilight the best of the series. I do agree that Breaking Dawn does not belong on a children’s book list it’s more of a teen book. Anyway go Jo!!

Posted by Gryffindorprincess09 on March 10, 2009, 06:11 PM report to moderator
581 Points

and as for “time paradox”? no offense because i love artemis fowl tbut that book was a bit pointless. i hope it isnt the last book.

Posted by Potterfancx12 (WBM) on March 10, 2009, 06:12 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

Jo definitely serves the award.. Good Luck to her!

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on March 10, 2009, 06:54 PM report to moderator
319 Points

I hope Jo wins. :-)

Posted by Lily_Severus on March 10, 2009, 08:16 PM report to moderator
3048 Points

The Tales of Beedle the Bard better win, because all of those other books, to be frank, lack literary merit.

Posted by Kirk on March 10, 2009, 08:38 PM report to moderator
13596 Points

Wow. I really hope she gets it.

Posted by Garden State Geek on March 10, 2009, 09:10 PM report to moderator
161 Points

Go Jo!
Breaking Dawn, a childrens’ book?! Um, I don’t think so!

Posted by Miss Smarticle on March 10, 2009, 09:16 PM report to moderator
385 Points

Beedle all the way…

Posted by ProfKnight on March 10, 2009, 10:14 PM report to moderator
765 Points

Interesting selection, with an over-emphasis on underpants! There’s really no competition.

Posted by Verity Weasley on March 10, 2009, 11:07 PM report to moderator
4366 Points

Breaking Dawn for “best children’s book”? That’s absurd! The themes contained in that book should not be read by any kid!

Posted by Sophie on March 11, 2009, 12:04 AM report to moderator
4366 Points

Oh, and Go Jo! XD

Posted by Sophie on March 11, 2009, 12:05 AM report to moderator
308 Points

Wow. This is really cool stuff! I had no idea that some of the actors were writers as well! : )

Posted by FlourishandBlotts (RAWR) on March 11, 2009, 01:43 AM report to moderator
2310 Points

Go Beedle!

Posted by albeitgruggish on March 11, 2009, 02:43 AM report to moderator
3481 Points

it’s a shame i’ve been unable to read it yet!

Posted by cleber*ROAR!* on March 11, 2009, 06:37 AM report to moderator
9765 Points

Beedle Beedle Beedle!!!

Posted by maera-kyrie on March 11, 2009, 10:29 AM report to moderator
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