The Tales of Beetle The Bard is by J. K. Rowling. It has several short stories in it. Some of the stories are "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", "The Three Brothers", and "The Fountain of Fair Fortune". My favorite story is "The Three Brothers".
One of the reasons that I liked this book was because it has a variety. In "The Warlock's Hairy Heart", it is about an evil wizard. In "Babbity Rabbity and Her Cackling Stump", a foolish king tries to kill all the wizards. In "The Three Brothers", the three brothers get gifts from death because they twarted death. The youngest brother who was the wisest, asked death for something so death couldn't follow him. "And death, most unwillingly, handed his own cloak of invisitbility".
I would recommend this book to people who like Harry Potter.