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Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)

3.8 of 5 stars 3.80  ·  rating details  ·  73,862 ratings  ·  1,794 reviews
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 edition is a copy of the volume in Hogwarts School Library, where it is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.
Paperback, 105 pages
Published 2009 by Bloomsbury Publishing Plc (first published 2001)
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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
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
Candy Hartley
3.9/5 stars
This review is originally posted on The Bookish Girl

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Brutal yet exciting, Quidditch is a sport that we all love. (Don't tell me you don't, I'm not gonna believe you)


This book has EVERYTHING that you need to learn about Quidditch. From the transformation of the game, to its rules, famous teams and different types of fouls! They are clearly described and there are pictures to help you visualize, which makes it very easy to read and understand; and I finished it in one day *happy dance*
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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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Cath
To be honest I hate sports, and I hate people who like sports, and I hate people who like people who like sports. Nah, joking. I just suck at P.E, and I'm terrible in anything related to it, including sports rules, etc.
But this book is an exeption; I enjoyed it a lot, it was funny and entretaining. Its hard to believe that such a thin book took me more than two months to finish.
To conclude, now I understand why Harry and Ron loved Quiddich.
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....
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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Rowena
2015 Reading Challenge - A book you can finish in a day

Amo a J.K., realmente la amo. Nunca va a dejar de sorprenderme cuánto sabe y cómo utiliza todo lo que sabe para lograr una lectura maravillosa. Me gustó incluso más que Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
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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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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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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...
Nikki
Yay! Loved it. It's a very fun read. The book is about facts, but told in a story kind of way, so it is very fun to read.
Melda
Quidditch > futbol
Norah Sumner
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This was so cool.Love the difficult quidditch moves.Beaters are seriously awesome peeps,I can't even imagine myself dealing with the bludgers.I would recommend this book to all Potterheads,of course.Can't wait to read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
And...go Chudley Cannons! *winkwink*

PS.Love the colour of the cover.Soo green.
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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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Mariel Zani Begoña
I Re-read this in preparation for #HPbirthday!


Releído para prepararme para el cumpleaños de Harry
Francisco Henriquez
Interesante, bien detallado los aspectos del Quidditch, incluyendo los tipos de pelotas, jugadores, etc.
L.C. Julia
No puedo evitar ponerle cinco estrellas. El mundo de Harry es simplemente genial ajjaja
Christopher
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Michelle  (Crazy Cat Lady)
How can I not love this? The nostalgia is overwhelming!

Anyway, there isn't a storyline, but this book gives "insight" into the development of Quidditch (through the ages), as well as trivia concerning broom manufactoring, popular Quidditch teams, Quidditch across the world, and some of the most common fouls. Despite coverong so many Quidditch topics, this is a very short book. Being a nerd, and a nerd who loved school text books and learning, I'd love to read an expanded text on Quidditch...tho
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Eryn
It's Harry Potter. How could I not enjoy this.
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
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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.” 153 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.” 25 likes
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