Classic Books from the Library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Quidditch through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

Classic Books from the Library of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Quidditch through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

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by J. K. Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp, Newt Scamander
     
 

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander contains descriptions of 27 magical beasts, written by a renowned magizoologist.

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp, gives a comprehensive history of the game and its rules as well as a rousing description of the top teams in the sport.

(Both books are graced with the doodles

Overview


Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander contains descriptions of 27 magical beasts, written by a renowned magizoologist.

Quidditch Through the Ages by Kennilworthy Whisp, gives a comprehensive history of the game and its rules as well as a rousing description of the top teams in the sport.

(Both books are graced with the doodles of Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, and other students at Hogwarts who couldn’t resist.)

Editorial Reviews

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Fans of Harry Potter will love the chance to really get inside the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Now, straight from the Hogwarts School Library, come two textbooks used by Harry and all his fellow wizards-in-training. Written by J. K. Rowling under two delightful pseudonyms, Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them come packaged in a fabulous box set.

Did you know that in 1938 the wizard Zacharias Mumps set down the first full description of the game of Quidditch? Written by a renowned Quidditch expert (and "the author of many Quidditch-related works"), Quidditch Through the Ages reveals everything readers need to know about the most important sport in the wizarding world. From the evolution of the flying broomstick and the rules for playing Quidditch to the changes in the sport since the 14th century (up until today) and details about all the Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland, this book is a must-have for Quidditch fans old and new. Well researched and filled with diagrams, definitions, and more, Quidditch Through the Ages is what every wizard-in-training needs to be a pro.

Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them offers a complete listing of all the fantastic beasts that exist in Harry Potter's world. From the Acromantula ("a monstrous eight-eyed spider capable of human speech") to the Yeti ("also known as Bigfoot, the Abominable Snowman"), here's well-researched information on where they come from, what they look like, what they eat, and, most important, what to do if you ever meet one face-to-face. This indispensible textbook also includes insight into Muggle awareness of fantastic beasts, information on why Magizoology matters, and much more. Adding to the fun and authenticity, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them features scribbled comments in the margins from Harry Potter, the previous owner of this book, as well as his friends Ron and Hermione.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780439321624
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
11/01/2001
Series:
Harry Potter
Edition description:
Boxed 2 Book Set
Product dimensions:
5.80(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

The author of the celebrated Harry Potter series, J. K. Rowling is one of the world's most successful authors. Her books have created a fantastic world — filled with wizards and muggles — that has completely revitalized a love of reading in both kids and adults. In addition to books, the Harry Potter series includes the play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, which debuted on the London stage to a sold-out audience. Rowling has also published the novel A Casual Vacancy and several books in the Cormoran Strike series under the pen name Robert Galbraith.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Perthshire, Scotland
Date of Birth:
July 31, 1965
Place of Birth:
Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England
Education:
Exeter University
Website:
http://www.jkrowling.com

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Harry Potter Textbook Box Set 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 177 reviews.
Balina More than 1 year ago
As a Harry Potter fan, I had to read this. I was not disappointed!.
Smithweek More than 1 year ago
This is a set of 2 small books which are quite entertaining for the Harry Potter fan. Keep in mind these are not part of the Harry Potter series, so do not expect the same quality of them.
The only thing I did not like of these books is the front size (small).
Dumbledore_is_my_hero More than 1 year ago
This is a good book for any Harry Potter fan. The way J.K. Rowlings uses the books to show us more of the world of Harry Potter. The magical creatures, with Ron's notes scribbled in. The information about Quidditch that was never there. This is a really good addition to my Harry Potter collection.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book!! I completely recommend this!! It's so funny!! Buy it and you won't regret it!! =D !!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I believe that these two books were extremely informational. I didn't understand Quidditch entirely until I read Quidditch Through the Ages. Fantastic Beasts and where to find them was so great that i've read it 8 times. Some of the creatures in there are so bizzare! I hope you buy the books it will help you in the long run.
LaurelC More than 1 year ago
Beasts was great for about 10 pages. Then the beasts were detailed and I felt as if I was in a classroom again. Snooze. More illustrations might have helped, and the notes by Harry and Ron were about the best thing in the book. My husband felt the same. Quiddatch was interesting throughout. The only good thing about this overpriced purchase is that 20% proceeds go to the ComicRelief foundation.
kayfins More than 1 year ago
i think harry potter is the best and is my favorite book it has every thing from advanture to love potions
Guest More than 1 year ago
Simply fantastic. My kids can't get enough Harry Potter material. What can I say...neither can I! I purchased this as a package with a couple of other wonderful books: 1. Twilight 2. Nose Pickin' (and 50 Other Ways to Tickle Your Brain!)
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm a really big Harry Potter fan. I enjoyed reading the books, though Quiddich through the ages was a little dull, but i still LOVED reading about all of the creatures in Harry, Ron, and Hermione's world.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Both books were really interesting. They didn't take long to read at all. Quidditch Throu... tells how Quidditch began and how it got its name. Fantastic Beasts... gives a detailed description of all the beasts in the Harry Potter Books and some that weren't mentioned. They were both great to read if you've already read the Harry Potter Books 1-4. If you are having doubts as to whether you are going to buy them, don't worry because they have interesting and in some cases funny things written in them. :)
MeganAshley More than 1 year ago
I thought both of these books were very interesting and always kept my interest. The notes that Ron, Harry, and Hermione had written in Fantastic Beasts made it entertaining and funny. The Wizarding World that J.K. Rowling has created never ceases to amaze me. I'm happy to have more Harry Potter books to add to my collection.
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If you love Harry Potter books this is a nice addition to the collection
popprincess99 More than 1 year ago
I read the beast one. It was ok but was just like reading a list and had no thought. Save the disappointment and be happy with the  amazing HP novels. This book really isn't worth the money.
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DanielleJH More than 1 year ago
I love these books :) They are great, just like everything JK Rowling has done. A great addition to my collection!
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