Trivia Answer: The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Hey all you Pottermaniacs! Lots of you got the answer to last week's trivia question, "What's the name of Beatrix Bloxam's book? What is in her book?" but the very first person to get both parts right was Warriorgurl -- so congrats to Warriorgurl and to everyone else who knew the answer.
For everyone who could use a good re-read of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Beatrix Bloxam's infamous book is titled Toadstool Tales. This book contains re-written versions of old wizarding stories, including some of Beedle's tales. When re-writing the tales, Bloxam took out anything she found objectionable or offensive, replacing the content with her own cutesy inventions. In his notes on The Tales of Beedle the Bard, Dumbledore tells us that Mrs. Bloxam's version of “The Wizard and the Hopping Pot” “has met the same response from generations of Wizarding children: uncontrollable retching, followed by an immediate demand to have the book taken from them and mashed into pulp."
Hearing that sure makes me glad that J. K. Rowling gave us Beedle's version of the stories, and not Mrs. Bloxam's!
— Carly H. STACKS Staffer