Quidditch Through the Ages

Overview


The most checked-out book in the Hogwarts Library, and a volume no Quidditch player or Harry Potter fan should be without!

If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.

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Overview


The most checked-out book in the Hogwarts Library, and a volume no Quidditch player or Harry Potter fan should be without!

If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.

Proceeds from the sale of this book will go to Comic Relief, who will use your money to continue improving and changing lives -- work that is even more important and astonishing than the three-and-a-half-second capture of the Golden Snitch by Roderick Plumpton in 1921.

-- Albus Dumbledore

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

Praise for FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM and QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES

"With these two books, Rowling displays her remarkable imagination and her genius for creating a parallel world through her words." -- USA TODAY

"Harry Potter's textbooks now cast their own spell." -- TIME

"Amazingly imaginative." -- ASSOCIATED PRESS

"These amusing, imaginative little paperbacks are required reading for all Potter fans." -- NEWSWEEK

"Harry Potter fans who pride themselves on knowing every minute bit of Hogwarts trivia will devour both books." -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL

KLIATT
J. K. Rowling's two new offerings have immediately catapulted to the top of all the bestseller charts. These are must-purchases for Harry Potter fans. All proceeds will go to Comic Relief UK, a group that helps fund needy children in the world's poorest cultures. Quidditch looks like a well-worn library book, complete with a replica of "Property of Hogwarts Library" stamp, wrinkles, a list of borrowers and due dates, and a dire warning from librarian Irma Prince about consequences for defacing or mistreating the book. Professor Dumbledore has written a thorough foreword that explains why Muggles are about to learn the sport of Quidditch. The pages are crammed full of pure imaginative delight. The history of the sport, from the first flying broomstick in A.D. 962 to the development of the Nimbus 1000 racing broom, roles of the players, techniques, and more are included. Fantastic Beasts is actually Harry Potter's own copy of the book, reproduced. It is generously inscribed with comments and notes from Harry, Dan Weasley (his book fell apart), Hermione, and others. This is the 52nd edition of the book, which is a study of magical beasts (MAGIZOOLOGY), beginning with an explanation of what actually constitutes a beast. The beasts themselves are described and then rated with an M.O.M. classification (Ministry of Magic): X = boring, XXXXX = known wizard killer, impossible to train or domesticate. These two slim volumes will have to tide Harry Potter fans over until the next installment of the Harry Potter series, which is due out in November. KLIATT Codes: JSA—Recommended for junior and senior high school students, advanced students, and adults. 2001, Scholastic, 56p. illus,19cm, $3.99. Ages 13 to adult. Reviewer: Rita M. Fontinha; Lib. Media Spec., Norwood H.S. Norwood, MA, May 2001 (Vol. 35 No. 3)
School Library Journal
Gr 4-8-These slim paperbacks are made to look like actual Hogwarts tomes, complete with creased covers and plenty of marginalia scribbled by Harry and other students. Fabulous Beasts, a facsimile of Harry Potter's very own textbook, contains descriptions of 75 magical beasts, written in a wonderfully dry yet droll style by a renowned magizoologist. Quidditch is the facsimile of a Hogwarts library book, which had to be literally pried from the hands of librarian Madam Pince. It gives a comprehensive history of the game and its rules, as well as a rundown of each of the 13 league teams of Britain and Ireland. Harry Potter fans who pride themselves on knowing every minute bit of Hogwarts trivia will devour both books. From Professor Dumbledore's introductions to the price listed on the back cover (14 Sickles 3 Knuts), readers will find a wealth of detailed magical lore and laugh-out-loud humor. Neither book is as gripping as the actual series, of course, but fans who are waiting for the fifth installment will be entertained by these volumes in the meantime.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780545850582
  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
  • Publication date: 6/30/2015
  • Series: Harry Potter Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 200,715
  • Age range: 8 years

Meet the Author


Kennilworthy Whisp is a renowned Quidditch expert (and, he says, fanatic). He is the author of many Quidditch-related works, including THE WONDER OF WIGTOWN WANDERERS, HE FLEW LIKE A MADMAN (a biography of "Dangerous" Dai Llewellyn), and BEATING THE BLUDGERS -- A STUDY OF DEFENSIVE STRATEGIES IN QUIDDITCH. Kennilworthy Whisp divides his time between his home in Nottinghamshire and "wherever Wigtown Wanderers are playing this week." His hobbies include backgammon, vegetarian cookery, and collecting vintage broomsticks.
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
1. The Evolution of the Flying Broomstick 1
2. Ancient Broom Games 3
3. The Game From Queerditch Marsh 7
4. The Arrival of the Golden Snitch 10
5. Anti-Muggle Precautions 15
6. Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century 17
Pitch 17
Balls 20
Players 23
Rules 27
Referees 30
7. Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland 31
8. The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide 38
9. The Development of the Racing Broom 47
10. Quidditch Today 51
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