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Quidditch Through the Ages [Hardcover]

J. K. Rowling
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Mar 2001
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 rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch.
--This text refers to the Paperback edition.


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Rebound by Sagebrush (Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0613329740
  • ISBN-13: 978-0613329743
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13.7 x 1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (128 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,004,853 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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JK Rowling takes her enviable ability to turn paper into gold to the next level by cleverly teaming up with Comic Relief 2001 to bring Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (a set text during Harry's first year at Hogwarts) and Quidditch Through the Ages (Harry's favourite book), to the masses--and all the money goes to charity. --Susan Harrison --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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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 the Oldest team in the British and Irish 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, rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble wizarding sport of Quidditch. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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40 of 41 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun book 10 Dec 2004
Format:Hardcover
This cute little book was actually part of a pair (along with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them) produced by J.K. Rowling for the charity Comic Relief. Written in a tongue in cheek manner, this books appears to be straight from the Hogwarts School Library, complete with borrow & due date list that includes one H. Potter! Purportedly written by one Kennilworthy Whisp, this book covers the evolution of Quidditch from its inception, and along the way explains how Quidditch is played.
This is a fun book for any Harry Potter fan to own. It's a good, light-hearted read, and helps explain Quidditch to us muggles, in a manner much more clear than in the regular Harry Potter books. Bet this book!
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60 of 63 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A pleasure even for those of us who don't play 14 Mar 2001
Format:Paperback
At risk of giving away too many of the laughs contained within this slim volume, I promise that I shall reveal only one of them at the end of this slender review.
I'm proud to be one of the many adult fans of Ms Rowling and have thoroughly enjoyed her superb novels to date. The only hint of boredom being the early section of Book IV (Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire) which deals with the Quidditch World Cup and may probably only have had interest for true fans of Quidditch, yet is somewhat dull for the rest of us.
However, I am now a complete convert! Kennilworthy Whisp has written an unusual thing in the world of sports books. That is, one which will be read with pleasure by many who are not fans.
Finally, the presentation of 13 teams in the U.K. league encourages the reader to select their own team. Mine is the Chudley Cannons. Why? How can you NOT support a team which changes its team motto from "We shall conquer" to "Lets all just keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best".
UP THE CANNONS!!!!!
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Only for the fans... 17 Jan 2006
By Nikola
Format:Paperback
Well, if you believe that various editions of "Harry Potter" books and glorious films of the same name aren't enough, then you're in for a treat! "Quidditch Through the Ages" is a history of No1 wizard sport and it's great fun! It is written as a Hogwarts Library book, with names of our favorite characters scrambled throught the book as if they really used it. And there is substance. Lots of it. It is evident that Mrs Rowling (cleverly signed as Kennilworthy Whisp) knows her world in details, as this book is totally in the spirit of the books. It is witty and interesting, just like "Harry Potter" books are. Although it is obvious only true fans will enjoy it, "Quidditch Through the Ages" is truly a delight!
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent money-raiser for charity 18 Feb 2003
Format:Paperback
... For any up and coming Quidditch star this book is a must; it contains the complete history of this magnificent game from when the witch Gertie Keddle first saw and wrote in her diary about the strange game she saw people playing on Queerditch Marsh way back in the eleventh century, right up until now. It explains all the ingenious anti-Muggle precautions put in place to stop Muggles coming across a game where people are flying around on broomsticks. How the game has spread worldwide, how technical advances in broom technology have improved the players' performance. And there is also a very intriguing chapter on how the Golden Snitch arrived in the game....
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Quidditch for the fans 2 May 2004
Format:Paperback
This book, with Magical Creatures, was written for Comic Relief and translated into many languages. Although I liked the Magical Creatures book better, this book also gives you more insight into the magical world of Harry Potter. It shows the amount of detail J.K. Rowlings puts in writing her books. Like George Lucas, director of the Star Wars movies once said: Fiction is so much harder to think up than reality; when you make up a fantasy world, every rule you think up is forever, and when you start, it is hard to imagine how this rule you have started will affect future events.
In this little book, J.K. Rowlings shows that she really did think of all the effects of the rules she made up in her fantasy world. While describing the evolution of Quidditch, she carefully maintains all the boundaries she has set in the Harry Potter books.
You can see how Harry must have enjoyed reading this book.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good read for fans... 9 Jun 2001
By A Customer
Format:Paperback
...basically I can only really recommend this and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them" if you are already a fan of Harry Potter. These two little books gives the readers some background to elements in the Harry Potter books and, to some degree, fleshes out that world. J.K. Rowling's writing style shines through and so this is quite a good read in itself but only fans can really appreciate it.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful
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Format:Paperback
You have to be a Harry Potter fan to appreciate this book. Here is everything you need to know about Quidditch, from how it began to the modern day game. The book is for about 8 to 80 years old. The book is short but the text is tiny in some parts. Old people will need their glasses! I read the book in about a day because it was so good. There are some good drawings. The book has fun detals and descriptions of ancient broom games and the development of the racing broom.It is a great read and makes a contribution to Comic Relief. PANTS TO POVERTY!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars All this for just 14 Sickles & 3 Knuts..... 11 April 2001
Format:Paperback
A wonderfully wizardaecious book from warlock Whisp and Rowling Ravenclaw. With wizarding whooshes and wily whizzes to while away a woeful day, what? Even though this is a mini-booklet, a tremendous amount of thought and effort have gone into it. I cannot think of any other author who has put so much effort into a work from which they have not personally gained Golden Galleons...er, I mean, monetarily.
Questions ALWAYS arise when reading a quality quidditch, oops! (I shouldn't write reviews when travelling by broomstick!) ...ahem...a quality novel, one of which was "Why Quidditch?" However, this novelette answers those queries by showing the evolution of the name from its original birthplace in Queerditch Marsh. It also explains where the Golden Snitch came from and why its worth 150 points in a game. Another query answered is 'Why Broomsticks?', as opposed to, say, armchairs? The answer (which is obvious once you know it!) is that no Muggle would query a broomstick left lying around outside! I definitely belong to the Hermione school of learning, whereby the more I know about a subject, and understand it, the more interesting it becomes. So this booklet is very interesting for background reading and appreciation of the Quidditch World Cup in 'Goblet of Fire'. I also found the explanatory diagrams helpful.
For me, the 2 best bits were the Thief's Curse (for those who read but don't pay) (and beware doodler's too!) also Albus Dumbledore's final Introductory comments: (I) beg Muggles not to try Quidditch at home (as) it is, of course, an entirely fictional sport and nobody really plays it. May I also take this opportunity to wish Puddlemere United the best of luck next season. (This really tickles me - ego titillandus!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Present
Bought for my husband for his birthday, he thinks it's great.
Published 8 days ago by Button
4.0 out of 5 stars Must-read for fans of Harry Potter
“Tuesday. Hot. The lot from across the marsh have been at it again. Playing a stupid game on their broomsticks. A big leather ball landed in my cabbages. Read more
Published 15 days ago by Bibliophilic Geek
4.0 out of 5 stars Recommend for all HP fans
Quidditch Through the Ages is a companion to the Harry Potter series that educates muggles (and wizards) about Quidditch. Read more
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This booklet was delivered promptly and was an original copy; it was slightly scruffy in consequence. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars good
quick delivery really enjoy having this, hard to read lots in one go but its interesting to read a chapter every now and then
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5.0 out of 5 stars The book is very interesting
the book is in very good condition and it is a very interesting book, strongly recommend buying as it is for all ages.
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Bought it for my niece who is a huge harry potter fan and she never put it down! Lent it to her cousins and they all really loved it.
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this book is amazing having it been written by the one and only JK Rowling! rowling makes all the Harry Potter associated books the best! read it! Read more
Published 6 months ago by by Noorayni Ali
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting..
I found this book to be far better than "fantastic beasts and where to find them" as it goes in to more depth with the history, which could be seen as very convincing. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Zoe
4.0 out of 5 stars Additional gift
My wife can read this copy without spoiling the hardback version. This is also going to a very worthy cause.
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