In a Sotheby's release, the auction house said that this is the highest price ever paid at auction not only for a work by JK Rowling, but for any children’s book. In addition, it is also the highest price ever paid at auction for any modern literary manuscript.
"I am stunned and ecstatic," J.K. Rowling said of the sale. "This will mean so much to children in desperate need of help. It means Christmas has come early for me.”
Click here to see more photos of the book. For those of us who have finished reading the seventh book in the Harry Potter series, we are very familiar with these "fairy tales," especially one in particular. Now Amazon will allow a wider audience to view and appreciate this very special book. Thanks, Amazon! You rock!