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Quidditch Through the Ages (2001)

by J.K. Rowling

Other authors: Kennilworthy Whisp (Author)

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Series: Harry Potter's Schoolbooks (2), Harry Potter (Companion)

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A history of the sport Quidditch, answering such questions such as where the Golden Snitch came from, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have meat cleavers on their robes.

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Audiobooks's 2011:

I actually really enjoyed listening to this one. There are so many well crafted details and back story pieces. I love the historical documentary list to the whole thing. The way it was old, and then all the way up into modern.

I spent a lot of it smiling and loving the information. ( )
  wanderlustlover | Dec 26, 2022 |
Spring 2021 (May);
-- Illustrated Edition

My mother picked me up for my birthday a copy of the Hogwarts Library Illustrated Collection (all three [b:Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them|41899|Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Hogwarts Library)|Newt Scamander|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1303738520l/41899._SX50_.jpg|4195128], [b:Quidditch Through the Ages|111450|Quidditch Through the Ages (Hogwarts Library)|Kennilworthy Whisp|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1369689506l/111450._SX50_.jpg|6247751], and [b:The Tales of Beedle the Bard|3950967|The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Hogwarts Library)|J.K. Rowling|https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/books/1373467575l/3950967._SY75_.jpg|3007490]). While these have all been read more than once by me, it was an utterly delight to get to settle down into them for my birthday and see how they were illustrated.


This illustrated edition is amazing. From being such a tiny slim volume, everything about how this one is expanded blew the rough off my expectations. It's full of endless photos, journal entries, ticket stubs, diagrams, fold out pages, medieval tapestries, articles/magazine/album covers, hand written letters, and advertisements. This is the perfect and only version of this in my world now.

(Even though no, I'll never let go of my original copy still.) ( )
  wanderlustlover | Dec 26, 2022 |
All-Around Awesomeness: 3/5
Worldbuilding: 4/5
Characters: 3/5
Plot: 3/5
Writing Quality: 3/5
Recommend: Only for the die hard HP fans.

Who doesn't want to learn more about Quidditch & its history?

Pretty alright read. Not quite textbook, not quite short stories. Just a lot of facts and who won what. Listen to the audio book version. ( )
  meimeiminimochi | Dec 2, 2022 |
If Quiddith was a real sport, than I'd probably watch sports. I'm not into sports really at all. I was a little worried I wouldn't like this book as much. Since this game don't exist, it was nice reading about the rules and history of the game. ( )
  Ghost_Boy | Aug 25, 2022 |
It was a good little book with the first half (on the history of how Quidditch came to be) being much more enjoyable than the second half on the various teams and moves. ( )
  savageknight | Jul 8, 2022 |
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Rowling, J.K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Whisp, KennilworthyAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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With thanks to J.K. Rowling for creating this book and so generously giving all her royalties to Comic Relief.
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Kennilworthy Whisp is a renowned Quidditch expert (and, he says, fanatic).
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A history of the sport Quidditch, answering such questions such as where the Golden Snitch came from, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have meat cleavers on their robes.

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