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Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)

3.77 of 5 stars 3.77  ·  rating details  ·  64,510 ratings  ·  1,419 reviews
Did you know that: there are 700 ways of committing a foul in Quidditch? The game first began to evolve on Queerditch Marsh - What Bumphing is? That Puddlemere United is oldest team in the Britain and Ireland league (founded 1163). All this information and much more could be yours once you have read this book: this is all you could ever need to know about the history, the ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published February 29th 2000 by Scholastic
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I didn't know what to expect about this book written by the magical J.K. Rowling about the "history" of the magic sport of Quidditch.

However, I was happily surprised that while some chapters explaining the rules of the "sport" are kinda tiresome, they were the few, since other chapters were really amusing and entertaining.

You "learn" why the decission of using brooms to fly.

Also, you "learn" about the official Quidditch teams on the British league, but even also you will learn about how popular
Mohammed Arabey
To reveal the Qudditch Through the Ages...You'll be enlightened with a brief bits of the History of Magic itself..
Whether it is based on TRUE EVENTS or totally from the "moste creativee mindee of Joanna Rowling" - which I start ,after her Potter saga and these related books, to believe that it's real :)-you'll be fully entertained :)
Try Also That One

The books is almost perfect just lack of one small thing, mentioning that Quidditch is Now Widely played by MUGGLES through the world :)

Google it :)
Apr 09, 2007 Amanda rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Dorks like me
So, in the increasing hysteria mounting over the advent of the final Harry Potter book, I have been reading anything I can get my hands on before we all know how it ends and the fun is over! This teeny little book is quite funny and reads in about 10 minutes. Written exclusively for charity, it includes a libary check-out card in the front with "H. Potter" on the final line, as well as an explanatory foreward by Dumbledore himself. Utterly charming, it is more evidence that Rowling's universe is ...more
Trying to hold on to the last traces of this magical world, I think I have reached the end of the rope.

This book is a short historical commentary on the game Quidditch and it reads like a course book.At some parts the book becomes interesting when the author is not giving you data and names of the teams that have played this game, the evolution across the countries, the changes that took place in the bat and the balls(?).

The snippets about the snitch and team alignments are interesting for the
I love this book, mainly because reading it means that I've read a book that Harry himself has read! This is indeed the library book that Snape takes away from Harry in the first Harry Potter book because Harry has taken it out of the castle -- during this time, Hermione is trying to hide the jar of mobile bluebell flames that she conjured... I would tell you the exact dialogue, but I wouldn't want to be THAT extreme....
Dylan Williams
Although I am rating this in a very biased way, it it still a great quick read for anybody who loved the original Harry Potter books.
Elijah Porter
This book came in a package with "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" when I bought it. Of the two, I prefer this one. "Quidditch Through the Ages" goes in-depth with a very convincing history. Rowling does a great job making this world believable that it’s real. She starts off from the invention of this game in a wizard family’s backyard, shows historical artifacts, and explains the more primitive version of the sport. She goes on to talk about rules, historic games, advances in brooms and ...more
Ever wonder about the origin of Quidditch? Do you want information of some of the teams mentioned in the Harry Potter? Do you want to learn how to play Quidditch legally? Take a plunge into this Hogwart's Library book for your answers! XD

Quidditch Through the Ages is a wonderful book together with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them! However, Quidditch Through the Ages is a shorter read but it is still an awesome treat for all Harry Potter fans, obsessed or just interested in that extra litt
Kennilworthy Whisp's history of Quidditch is rather dry; nonetheless, it does contain some fine entertainments.

His chapter on "The Arrival of the Golden Snitch" is particularly fun, especially when talking about the Golden Snidgets that gave rise to what we now call the Snitch. Another high point is his chapter on "Quidditch Teams of England and Ireland," which recounts each team's finest moments and illuminates the long time rivalries that are sure to spring up in any sporting competition.

This book was a quick and fun read, so there isn't much to say about it. I wish it was longer because it was pretty entertaining and I really love J.K. Rowling's world so much. This is just another proof that J.K. Rowling can definitely write well and that she definitely planned this world out extensively. This book goes right with the Harry Potter series. I'm really glad she wrote it because I never get tired of this world and I got a bit more insight to the Harry Potter world because of it. It ...more
Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Apr 28, 2012 Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: HP fans
Recommended to Harish Kumar Sarma by: J K Rowling
Rowling's name does not appear on the cover of the book, the work being credited under the pseudonym "Kennilworthy Whisp".

In the Harry Potter universe, Kennilworthy Whisp is a Quidditch expert and fanatic who has written many books about the sport

Liked the book and came to know about some interesting facts about quidditch, the only boring part of the book is about the names of all the teams in england and ireland. skipped majority of that part though. Felt very much disappointed when i came to
Quidditch Through the Ages, by J. K. Rowling

The second reproduction of a Hogwarts book, "Quidditch Through the Ages" was written by J. K. Rowling for Britain's Comic Relief charity. A foreword by Albus Dumbledore introduces the book to wizards and Muggles alike, warning readers to be wary of any book jinxes from the Hogwarts librarian, Madam Pince.

This is probably my favorite sports book of all time, and I enjoy reading it each time I reread the Harry Potter series. There are several nice little
Apr 12, 2013 Julie rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Harry Potter fans
I started reading this title while reading Les Misérables. I was just reading that part about Waterloo. As much as I enjoyed Jean Valjean´s and Fantine´s story, this stupid battle was so boring, I had to force myself to turn the pages.
When I picked this up, it was like leaving Sahara Desert and entering oasis. Fresh, entertaining, amusing, it was pure pleasure to read this book.
I loved how in the beginning, Madam Pince(the librarian) writes:
"A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface
Jul 12, 2013 Dyuti rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Potterheads like me!
Shelves: fantasy, ebook
What strikes me amazing is the fact that a person can be SO IMAGINATIVE!!! Any other writer would have considered it to be an amazing feat to develop the amazing plot for Harry Potter. But not Jo. She has ventured beyond just writing a story. She has gifted an alternate reality to us fans, and for that, I'll be indebted to her forever!

Truly, its a treat to read these companion books. It is the best deal for those who are still waiting intently for their Hogwarts letter!
This book is a great companion to the Harry Potter series and I would recommend it to any true HP fans.

Once again, it seems clear that JK Rowling's imagination has no boundaries. Although quite slim, this book adds volume to Rowling's universe. Quidditch Through the Ages describes the sport in such detail, that it is clear Rowling's universe has been painstakingly plotted out to the last detail. And it is no wonder why the nation has easily fell in love with this series.
Raeleen Lemay
This was a great companion to the Harry Potter series, and it definitely answered some of my nagging questions about Quidditch! It was fun to see how the game developed over the centuries, and to hear about some of the most famous teams (the one about the Wigtown Wanderers made me laugh... that Walter and his meat cleaver... oh goodness.) I also found it really cool how America was the place where Quidditch was the least popular! J.K. Rowling is a sneaky one...
Megs Mayo
Aug 16, 2007 Megs Mayo rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Harry Potter Fans
Of the two picks in the gift set, I enjoyed this one more. Magical beasts are creatures we are already familar with, especially if you game. Quidditch is Rowling's own creation, so any insight into her mind is welcome. I found it very funny, a nice light read, full of interesting andecdotes and facts the round out the Potter universe. My only problem was that it was too short.
Shakiba  Mim
چرا این‌کتاب عالیه؟ چون ما دوست‌داشتیم که هری‌پاتر واقعی باشه، و این‌کتاب دنیای جادوییِ هری‌پاتر رو برامون واقعی‌تر کرد. :]
Released for the first time (well, to the general Muggle public), here's a copy of one of Harry Potter's schoolbooks from the Library of Hogwarts itself.
A warning: If you rip, tear, shred, bend, fold, deface, disfigure, smear, smudge, throw, drop, or in any other manner damage, mistreat, or show lack of respect towards this book, the consequences will be as awful as it is within my power to make them.
~ Irma Pince, Hogwarts Librarian

The book's only 55 pages each, but the print is very small and
This is a quick, fluffy read that, like the other "supplementary" Harry Potter books, is a replica of the literature found within the magical society depicted in the main story. I bought these and read them simply because I am an unapologetic fan of the series and will happily consume anything Potter-related.

That being said, Quidditch Through the Ages is a fun little book. I especially enjoyed the history of the game, as it helped to lend a little sense to its rules. I've always loved the Quiddi
Quidditch is one of the few “sports” that I really wish I could experience. The whole flying about on broomsticks is fun on its own, but add a few magical balls and well, apart from a bad sexual joke you also have an exciting sounding sport. There’s not much to really say about this book, but it’s quite charming and fun with its illustrations and side stories. There’s a library card that shows the students who checked it out, background stories on how the game evolved, a listing of the teams and ...more
Kitabı bulabileceğime hayatta inanmazdım. Yıllardır arıyordum bunu ve Fantastik Canavarlar Nelerdir? Nerelerde bulunurlar?'ı. Basımı biteli çok olmuştu ve ne kadar arasam da ikinci ellerini bile bulamamıştım. Facebook'ta ki fan sayfası sağ olsun bulunduğu yeri öğrenir öğrenmez koştur koştur aldım :). Gelelim kitaba; büyücü dünyasının içinden kopan bir başka kitap daha. Bunu da okuduktan sonra artık hakikaten J.K bir Hogwarts Ansiklopedisi yazsın artık yalvarıyorum yani :). Hatta ders kitaplarını ...more
I have never been the biggest Quidditch fan, and I don't like Muggle sports at all. Although I've always enjoyed reading the Quidditch games in the books, I'm more like Hermione on that area. But I was still super-excited when getting this book, and I really enjoyed reading it.

Although not being a sports fan, I really liked it. It wasn't a typical sports book though, and it was extremely interesting (not to talk about how insanely impressive!) to see how much work J.K. Rowling have put down in
Not as fun as "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" but I did like the snippets of facts that I found fun, such as the little Snidget which was an actual animal and precursor to the Snitch. I didn't find the various teams particularly interesting, sorry to say, but I liked how there was a brief overview of how popular the game was over the continents in modern-day world and how the US had their own version. Heh! Figures! (It kind of reminds me of the World Cup for European football/American ...more
Bunny ☠
Now I want to re-read the first book :(
Stephanie Dugan
this is a great book for quidditich fans and harry potter fans...not done yet but i will most likly love it:)))
9/29/11- done with this book, but sadly i cant put it in my books for school because its not a chapter book, theres not even 100 pages
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Έχοντας μόλις διαβάσει το "Φανταστικά Ζώα Και Που Βρίσκονται", ήταν σχεδόν αδύνατον να μην ξεκινήσω αμέσως να διαβάζω το βιβλίο, "Το Κουίντιτς Ανά Τους Αιώνες". Ως γνήσια fan του Harry Potter, τόσο στην λογοτεχνική του έκδοση, όσο και στην κινηματογραφική, πάντα γοητευόμουν από ένα καλό παιχνίδι Κουίντιτς, έστω κι αν δεν είχα αναρωτηθεί ποτέ πραγματικά, όχι τουλάχιστον μέχρι σήμερα, για την προέλευση και την καταγωγή του. Αν και η Rowling, με τον δικό της τρόπο, είχε καταστήσει σαφές ότι το συγκ ...more
Did not enjoy as much as Fantastic Beasts, but I still liked it. Again, I believe in the world set up in this series of little books.
Heather Antoy Stephenson
A delightful little book. Quick and easy read, laced with the gentle humour always apparent in Rowlings Potter related fiction.
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“Although people rarely died playing Quidditch, referees had been known to vanish and turn up months later in the Sahara Desert.” 150 likes
“Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is 'pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated' nearly everyday - a high compliment for any book.” 20 likes
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