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Quidditch through the Ages (Harry Potter Series)
     

Quidditch through the Ages (Harry Potter Series)

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by J. K. Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp
 

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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

Overview


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

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

"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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781338125740
Publisher:
Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date:
03/14/2017
Series:
Harry Potter
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
14,752
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 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.

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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Quidditch Through the Ages 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 118 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GO BALLYCASTLE BATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, this book is awsome. I didn't know that much about quidditch before i read this book. I would love if they came out with (animated) films of quidditch, kind of how we would watch soccer on tv. We could watch the games, pick our favorite teams(the teams would be based of of the harry potter teams) and even have a world cup!!!! It would be so awsome i think i would cry :'). title your review with "quidditch on tv" if you agree. Harry potter is AWSOME!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's good reading fo those who have read the Harry Potter books. It's not overwhelmingly long, so it's good light reading while still being worth the money. I think you get good bang for your buck if you purchase tis book. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it was great to finally read this. It had fun interesting "facts" and funny stories to go along with those facts. I liked the letter at the beginning as well. I'd recommend for anyone who's a Harry Potter fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of J.K. Rowlings books but this book is not like harrys big adventures with his friends its about how magic started its like reading harrys personal diary wich is also a good book This book is like you reading how harry and all monsters and magic all started and its only 55 pg. And it shows you how to play quddich and the balls So good must read MUST READ READ IT READ IT READ IT I repeat READ THIS AWESOME BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a good book for anyone who is a major harry potter fan! luv it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, entertaining, funny and it provides new insight into the world of Harry Potter. This just goes to show how well thought out lthe hp universe is. Great book, perfect for harry potter fans, and probably still pretty good even you're not a hard core Potterhead. But I wouldn't know since I am an insane potterhead. Well, really great book. I strongly recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u r a harry potter fan, this is a great book 4 u. I finished the harry potter series and i luv this series. The book couldnt be better... i luv it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you were very upset when the Harry Potter series ended (like me...sniffle) then you should definatly buy this book. I found it very interesting and if you love Harry Potter then you will love this too:) If you've already read this book then read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. -Hazelle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JK Rowling gives us the history of quidditch - the game played on broomsticks by wizards and witches in the Harry Potter series. Be ready: It reads like a history textbook. Not great, not bad. ALmost every HP fan will want it, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love J.K. Rowling but i dont know how much this costs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love harry potter and this book gave a lot of useful information on quidditch.BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anyine know how much money this costs cause it wont tell me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book sooooo bad i agree with that person about having tv quiddich games
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love Harry Potter and too learn more about Quiddtich is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this out of the public library once! Its like a mini fact book! If you want the full minibook collection get this book tales of beedle the bard and something else! I cant remember what its called! Oh wait i got it! Its fantastic beasts and where to find them! All of these are by j.k. rowling so nothing is incorrect and these side fact books flow nicely as easy reads after your done harry potter! Hoe much is this book? Sorry i know thats off topic! Lover of logan lerman emma watson and percy jackson! (Saying emmas name represents my love of the books and movies)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i saw this, i laughed and thought "i have to get this!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completely agree. It would be soooooooooooo cool to watch quiddich on tv.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. A must read for all harry potter fans!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really. If the kids don't want to hear it then I don't think the parents want to either. Besides, this is NOT a chat website. You're supposed to help other people by saying what your opinion is on the book. PLEASE do the chatting on e-mail. By the way, the books are fabulous. Don't be paranoid to go on the net. Anyways you can just get the Harry Potter books at B&N.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read it
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
TO REPLY TITLE "TO MARLY" OK? ALSO WHERE IS KINGS CROSS STATION? WHERE IS DIAGON ALLEY? WHERE IS HOGWARTS? WHERE IS HARRY AND RON AND HERMINE? I NEED TO SEE THEM QUICK