Quidditch through the Ages (Harry Potter Series)

Quidditch through the Ages (Harry Potter Series)

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781338125740
Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.
Publication date: 03/14/2017
Series: Harry Potter
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 15,572
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)
Lexile: 1280L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About 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.

Hometown:

Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England

Education:

Exeter University

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
1.The Evolution of the Flying Broomstick1
2.Ancient Broom Games3
3.The Game From Queerditch Marsh7
4.The Arrival of the Golden Snitch10
5.Anti-Muggle Precautions15
6.Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century17
Pitch17
Balls20
Players23
Rules27
Referees30
7.Quidditch Teams of Britain and Ireland31
8.The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide38
9.The Development of the Racing Broom47
10.Quidditch Today51

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