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Quidditch Through the Ages

(Hogwarts Library)

3.86  ·  Rating details ·  129,794 ratings  ·  4,939 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 limited edition is a copy of the volume in Hogwarts School Library, where it is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis. Proceeds ...more
Paperback, 129 pages
Published January 12th 2017 by Bloomsbury Children's Books (first published June 1st 2001)
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Ricardo Gonçalves This book was published as though it had been checked out of the Hogwarts library. So there are name entries in the beginning of the book as if…moreThis book was published as though it had been checked out of the Hogwarts library. So there are name entries in the beginning of the book as if written by the characters. (less)
Akshita Pandey Yes, It has the history of Quidditch, how it started. It even has the evolution of the broomstick and the golden snitch. It is like a guide of…moreYes, It has the history of Quidditch, how it started. It even has the evolution of the broomstick and the golden snitch. It is like a guide of Quidditch. (less)

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Kai
Apr 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“I've read worse.”
- Rita Skeeter on Quidditch Through the Ages

I love this super witty and funny companion to the Harry Potter books. It's been created with such love for detail, it's clear to see that Joanne had much fun writing it. Maybe even as much fun as me reading it.
My favourite parts are the history of Quidditch and how it spread to other countries and continents. I especially loved the part about New Zealand.

Now, if you love Harry Potter and haven't yet read this you should reconsider
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Alejandro
Aug 27, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Game On!!!


GO TEAM!

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
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Emily (Books with Emily Fox)
This was sadly my least favorite book from the Harry Potter universe.

It was still enjoyable to listen to since even "the least interesting from HP" is still HP.
Mohammed Arabey
Nov 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 :)
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Quidditch Through the Ages, J.K.(Joanne kathleen) Rowling, Kennilworthy Whisp (Pseudonym)
Quidditch Through the Ages is a 2001 book written by British author J. K. Rowling using the pseudonym of Kennilworthy Whisp about Quidditch in the Harry Potter universe. It purports to be the Hogwarts library's copy of the non-fiction book of the same name mentioned in several novels of the Harry Potter series.
تاریخ نخستین خوانش: روز دوم ماه آگوست سال 2002 میلادی
عنوان: کوییدیچ در گذر زمان؛ اثر: جی.کی. رولینگ
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MischaS_
I think that Rita said it very well: "I've read worse.".

It was a fun, quick read but... A bit dull if you ask me. There was a lot of effort to make it funny, but it just felt a bit forced.

But I have to admire JK that she put so much thought into the whole universe and has so much knowledge about it. That's fantastic! But I believe that Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them where just a bit better.
Ivana - Diary of Difference
Full review can be found here: diaryofdifference.com/2018/06/11/quid...

For every Harry Potter fan out there, there is a book in the fictional library, that somehow wizards allowed for it to be shared with us muggles.

Note: I am not a muggle, I am, of course, a wizard, but I believe Hogwarts has made some admin mistakes and my letter is yet due to arrive!

But for you muggles out there, this book has been approved to be shared, and it talks about the most famous sport in the wizarding world -
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Liza
Apr 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
This was awesome! I can't believe I've never read it before! I gave this 5 out of 5 not because it was a phenomenal work of literary fiction, but because of the time and effort that J.K. Rowling put into creating this amazing sport, the history, the teams, the rules, everything is phenomenally done! I love Quidditch, and being a total sports nerd this was perfect for me. The coolest thing for me was when the book discussed Canadian teams and a team called the Moose Jaw Meteorites were mentioned. ...more
Mariah Roze
Mar 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My students are reading the first two Harry Potter books. Once they are done there will be a little bit of time left before the school year ends, so we are going to read this book. I just finished the book and created my own student workbook and homework assignments because there are none on this book. If you are a teacher and would like a copy of the material I'd love to share. I worked way too long and hard on it, to not share it :p

This book is about Quidditch; the most popular sport in the
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Jasmine from How Useful It Is
DNF..

I'm not sure what I expect before reading this book, but I guess I didn't expect it to read like a boring history book. Though "Through the Ages" is a dead giveaway. I do like that there's humor. The book started out slow but got better at the Golden Snitch chapter. I like the illustrations, especially the quaffle balls and the scoring baskets. I like the different ways this story is written. It includes letters and newspaper clippings. It makes the read a bit more interesting. I got bored
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Bradley
Dec 01, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, 2016-shelf
Slightly better than FB, this one reads like a long a boring textbook on the history of a wizarding game.

But that's probably because it's exactly that. :)

Don't get me wrong. It's fascinating in its way, but I've never cared much for ANY kind of sports history. It bores me to tears. :)

At least this has magic, no? It's written well. It still just happens to be a short history.
Lily ☁️


‘Mr Whisp shows a lot of promise. If he keeps up the good work, he may well find himself sharing a photoshoot with me one of these days!’
— Gilderoy Lockhart, author, Magical Me

‘Bet you anything it’ll be a bestseller. Go on, I bet you.’
— Ludovic Bagman, England and Wimbourne Wasps Beater


(Need I say more?)

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Beatrice Masaluñga
Mar 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: young-adult
Just like Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this is an informative book. We get to learn the history of Quidditch (a popular sport in the Wizarding World.), other games using Broomsticks, Quidditch Teams, Game rules etc.. It's really a fascinating read and I enjoyed it :)

EVERYTHING IS NOSTALGIC.
Trish
Mar 15, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I'm not a sports fan as many others are. However, I do enjoy watching some soccer matches whenever there is a European or World Championship. When I watched Harry Potter, I was amused by the wizarding sport #1, Quidditch, but nothing more. Then came the 4th book/movie and with them the Quidditch World Cup and I was enamoured. The atmosphere of the gathering (before it all went wrong), the intricacies of the rules and mascots and rivalries and the games themselves ... the enthusiasm was palpable ...more
Ronak Gajjar
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: stand-alones, 2018
‘I’ve read worse.’ – Rita Skeeter, Daily Prophet
And I was like SHUT UP, you old douche-bag! Also, that object of a thief’s curse is amusing.
So, let’s dive into the Quidditch Guide! I usually don’t indulge myself much in sports section but Quidditch has always been alluring one!
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The originality of game – initially known as “Kwidditch” is quite peculiarly appealing. The traces of those borrowed from a witch’s diary are a really fun part, actually the way she described the game. But the all the
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Ferdy
Sep 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: magic, liked-it, spin-off
Funnier and more interesting than Fantastic Beasts. Also, it read more like a genuine Hogwarts text book than Fantastic Beasts did, which was just basically a giant list with a brief summary of various creatures. This had far more magic and history and information in it.
Zainab
J. K. Rowling is officially my favourite author everrrrr. This 64 paged book was a lot more interesting than most of the 500 paged books I've read. I really loved reading about the history of quidditch, the rules and everything and I'm not one bit of a sports fan!
Amanda
Apr 09, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  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
✩ Ashley ✩
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


Someone please tell me *how* it’s possible that I’ve never read this??? Am I even a HP fan? *gasps*
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Reem Ghabbany
Oh my god!
This was bad!
I could have died if I didn't skip like 20 pages!
This contained so many unnecessary details!!!! Yeah there were some interesting facts that I enjoyed but most of the book was blah blah blah
I hate that I rated 2 stars to a book that belongs to my all time favorite book series
But I had to!
Rose
Dec 29, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Undoubtedly the most skilled Quidditch nation in South America is Peru, which is tipped to become the first Latin World Cup winner within ten years.”

why am i weirdly proud of peru LOL
Lee Martens
Dec 20, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: english
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
P
Nov 16, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Much better than Fantastic Beasts.
Bethan Watson
Aug 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favourites, children
Fantastic quick read on Qudditch. Go Puddlemere United!
Chelsey Ellice
The book was filled with rules, history... everything quidditch. For someone new to the Harry Potter world it was very good and full of great information to help me know the game better
Trish
Mar 20, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another little book Rowling wrote in order to collect money for Comic Relief. Another book Harry Potter supposedly read during his time at Hogwarts.
This one contains the history and rules for Quidditch, the famous wizard sport. I'm not much of a sports person myself, but I do watch the Soccer World Championship and European Championship games so I know what kind of atmosphere Rowling was aiming for and she managed to evoke it (in the actual series as well as here).
Did you know that people are
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✨Skye✨
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 5-star-loved-it
I can't believe it took me so long to read this! And I call myself a Potterhead! I really enjoyed reading about this faux history of Quidditch. Quidditch games were always some of my favourite scenes to read about in the main series, so it was really cool to hear about how it emerged and the rules. Rowling has such a dry sense of humour when it comes to books like these, and I always especially love reading Dumbledore's hilarious introductions. My favourite chapters were probably the one listing ...more
Tamara
3,5 stars

Quidditch: the best fictional sport ever!!


Cate
Jul 25, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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.
TL
Jul 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Madam Pince, our librarian, tells me that it is 'pawed about, dribbled on, and generally maltreated' nearly everyday - a high compliment for any book.”
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"Kennilworthy Whisp" is the fictional author given by J.K. Rowling for Quidditch Through the Ages.
Kennilworthy Whisp was a famous author and renowned Quidditch expert. Whisp has written several books related to Quidditch, including his most famous work, Quidditch Through the Ages . Whisp resides in Nottinghamshire in England, and divides his time between his home and wherever the Wigtown Wanderers
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