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Interesting piece on Pottermore.com on how the animation illustrations were conceived for the movie.

J.K. Rowling included the "Tale of the Three Brothers" as an important plot point in "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" presumably because there weren't enough plot threads to untangle in the big fat seventh-and-final book of the series. She later published "The Tales of the Beadle of Bard" separately for a charity benefit, and it holds up quite well as a separate, light read.

Interesting piece on Pottermore.com on how the animation illustrations were conceived for the movie.

New digital editions from Apple Books: The Harry Potter books get digital illustrations that mimic the magic images in the Harry Potter books.

The Harry Potter books get digital illustrations that mimic the magic images in the Harry Potter books.

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...It still falls short of the wizard world versions, but maybe that's in part because we know how the trick works these days; maybe wizards aren't as wowed by their own living pictures either.

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Available exclusively through Apple books (or iTunes or whatever they're calling it these days), at least for now. Standard digital versions that work on all platforms available at Pottermore.com.

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Surprisingly, the new versions are competitively priced with the existing editions at $9.99 each; so if you read on an Apple device, and you like to watch the occasional looped cartoon out of the corner of your eye as you read, then why not.

[Illustrations and more details at The Verge and Time.]