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O Quidditch Através dos Tempos (Hogwarts Library)

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Se alguma vez perguntaste a ti próprio de onde veio a Snitch Dourada, como é que surgiram as Bludgers ou por que razão os Wingtown Wanderers têm a imagem de cutelos estampada no seu traje, deves ler O Quidditch Através dos Tempos. Esta edição limitada é uma reprodução do exemplar que se encontra na Biblioteca da Escola de Hogwarts, onde é quase diariamente consultado pelos ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published June 2001 by Editorial Presença (first published February 29th 2000)
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Alejandro
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
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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 :)
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The books is almost perfect just lack of one small thing, mentioning that Quidditch is Now Widely played by MUGGLES through the world :)
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Amanda
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
Prashant
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
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Lieke
Fun to read for fans of the Harry Potter series! I am now a loyal fan of the Quidditch team The Chudley Cannons. Their change of motto from 'We shall conquer' to 'Let's all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best' is hilarious
Emily
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....
Alice
I really thought I could read Quidditch Through the Ages without falling into this nostalgic pit of missing the Harry Potter universe. But I do miss it, so much that I only just realized it as I was reading about the history of this damn fictional sport (not so fictional anymore since people are already playing it in real life, I suppose?).

I don't know how she did it, but JK Rowling made me smile on practically every page of this little book. Every chapter dealt with things about Quidditch that
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Maxwell
Just like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them this is a really fun companion book to the Harry Potter world. It describes the origins of the game of Quidditch (and explains where the name comes from!), the evolution the game has undergone, famous Quidditch teams, and other elements of the game in general.

I really enjoyed it, but it's nothing spectacular. Yes, JK Rowling writing as Kennilworthy Whisp is great, but overall this book isn't mind-blowing. It's more a fun little addition to have w
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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
Salymar
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
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Brad
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.

Over
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Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli
Apr 28, 2012 Harish Kumar Sarma Challapalli rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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Leeanna
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
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Melissa
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
Julie
Apr 12, 2013 Julie rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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
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Dyuti
Jul 12, 2013 Dyuti rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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!
Kruti
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  ·  review of another edition
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. :]
Alejandra Hernandez
Como el nombre lo dice, Quidditch a través de los tiempos habla sobre como ha avanzado el quidditch a lo largo de los años con todo y la creación de las escobas como medio de transporte y a partir del auge que alcanzó el juego, como escobas de carreras. También nos habla de los equipos existentes en Gran Bretaña e Irlanda y en los demás países del mundo; las primeras copas del mundo, las posiciones y tácticas más famosas en el juego. Es un fascinante viaje por el juego más famoso en el mundo de ...more
Mina
This is a re-read.

The general thing I liked about this book is how well thought out it was. Quidditch Through The Ages is a Hogwarts library book. The first page has a borrow list (is that what it's called). which was nice. It had the different students' signatures.

As the title suggests, this book is about the history and development about the magical sport Quidditch. It takes you step-by-step through the evolution stages. It has a list of different games and tournaments that were played across
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PurplyCookie
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
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Justin
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
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Jackie
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
Tarık
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
Mette
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
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Samantha Pedroza
I never realized how in depth quidditch history is
Izlinda
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
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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.” 151 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.” 22 likes
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