'Beedle the Bard'
'Beedle the Bard'

'Beedle the Bard' raises £4.2m for charity

  December 17, 2008 at 7:41 AM ET
  Geri     HPANA
  beedle the Bard, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling, jkr, jo rowling


J.K. Rowling's newest book, Tales of Beedle the Bard, sold an amazing 2.6 million copies in the last week and helped raiseopens in new window £4.2m ($6.4m) for for the Children's High Level Group (CHLGopens in new window), a charity co-founded by Rowling to help vulnerable children across Central and Eastern Europe.

Ms. Rowling said:

I am absolutely delighted that so much money has been raised. I would like to thank everyone who has so far purchased a copy of the book. All royalties will be going to help children without families, many of them with disabilities, whose voices have been unheard for many years.

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