Quidditch through the Ages (Harry Potter Series)

Quidditch through the Ages (Harry Potter Series)

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A perennial bestseller in the wizarding world and one of the most popular books in the Hogwarts School library, Quidditch Through the Ages contains all you will ever need to know about the history, the rules - and the breaking of the rules - of the noble sport of Quidditch. Packed with fascinating facts, this definitive guide by the esteemed Quidditch writer Kennilworthy Whisp charts the game's history from its early origins in the medieval mists on Queerditch Marsh, through to the modern-day sport loved by so many wizard and Muggle families around the world. With comprehensive coverage of famous Quidditch teams, the commonest fouls, the development of racing brooms, and much more, this is a must-have sporting bible for all Harry Potter fans, Quidditch lovers and players, whether the weekend amateur or the seasoned Chudley Cannons season-ticket holder.

At least 15% of the net retail price* of this eBook will be available to Comic Relief and Lumos Foundation for their work with children and young people to help them have a better life. 20% of these monies will be used by Comic Relief and 80% will be used by Lumos Foundation.

Comic Relief is a registered charity in the UK with charity nos. 326568 (England/Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland). Lumos Foundation is a registered charity in the UK with no. 1112575.

* The net retail price means the price paid by the consumer less applicable sales taxes

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781106969
Publisher: Pottermore Publishing
Publication date: 05/09/2016
Series: Harry Potter
Sold by: Pottermore Limited
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 64
Sales rank: 89,513
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Kennilworthy Whisp is a renowned Quidditch expert (and, he says, fanatic). He is the author of many Quidditch-related works, including The Wonder of Wigtown Wanderers, He Flew Like a Madman (a biography of "Dangerous" Dai Llewellyn), and Beating the Bludgers -- A Study of Defensive Strategies in Quidditch. Kennilworthy Whisp divides his time between his home in Nottinghamshire and "wherever Wigtown Wanderers are playing this week." His hobbies include backgammon, vegetarian cookery, and collecting vintage broomsticks.


Perthshire, Scotland

Date of Birth:

July 31, 1965

Place of Birth:

Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England


Exeter University

Table of Contents

1: The Evolution of the Flying Broomstick ..... 1

2: Ancient Broom Games ..... 3

3: The Game From Queerditch Marsh ..... 7

4: The Arrival of the Golden Snitch ..... 10

5: Anti-Muggle Precautions ..... 15

6: Changes in Quidditch Since the Fourteenth Century ..... 17

Pitch ..... 17
Balls ..... 20
Players ..... 23
Rules ..... 27
Referees ..... 30

7: QuidditchTeams of Britain and Ireland ..... 31

8: The Spread of Quidditch Worldwide ..... 38

9: The Development of the Racing Broom ..... 47

10: QuidditchToday ..... 51

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Quidditch Through the Ages 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 131 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GO BALLYCASTLE BATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, this book is awsome. I didn't know that much about quidditch before i read this book. I would love if they came out with (animated) films of quidditch, kind of how we would watch soccer on tv. We could watch the games, pick our favorite teams(the teams would be based of of the harry potter teams) and even have a world cup!!!! It would be so awsome i think i would cry :'). title your review with "quidditch on tv" if you agree. Harry potter is AWSOME!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's good reading fo those who have read the Harry Potter books. It's not overwhelmingly long, so it's good light reading while still being worth the money. I think you get good bang for your buck if you purchase tis book. Overall, an enjoyable read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it was great to finally read this. It had fun interesting "facts" and funny stories to go along with those facts. I liked the letter at the beginning as well. I'd recommend for anyone who's a Harry Potter fan!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read all of J.K. Rowlings books but this book is not like harrys big adventures with his friends its about how magic started its like reading harrys personal diary wich is also a good book This book is like you reading how harry and all monsters and magic all started and its only 55 pg. And it shows you how to play quddich and the balls So good must read MUST READ READ IT READ IT READ IT I repeat READ THIS AWESOME BOOK
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
this is a good book for anyone who is a major harry potter fan! luv it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well written, entertaining, funny and it provides new insight into the world of Harry Potter. This just goes to show how well thought out lthe hp universe is. Great book, perfect for harry potter fans, and probably still pretty good even you're not a hard core Potterhead. But I wouldn't know since I am an insane potterhead. Well, really great book. I strongly recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If u r a harry potter fan, this is a great book 4 u. I finished the harry potter series and i luv this series. The book couldnt be better... i luv it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you were very upset when the Harry Potter series ended (like me...sniffle) then you should definatly buy this book. I found it very interesting and if you love Harry Potter then you will love this too:) If you've already read this book then read Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them. -Hazelle
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
JK Rowling gives us the history of quidditch - the game played on broomsticks by wizards and witches in the Harry Potter series. Be ready: It reads like a history textbook. Not great, not bad. ALmost every HP fan will want it, though.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love J.K. Rowling but i dont know how much this costs
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It is funny
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love harry potter and this book gave a lot of useful information on quidditch.BUY THIS BOOK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Does anyine know how much money this costs cause it wont tell me
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want this book sooooo bad i agree with that person about having tv quiddich games
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really love Harry Potter and too learn more about Quiddtich is awesome
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I got this out of the public library once! Its like a mini fact book! If you want the full minibook collection get this book tales of beedle the bard and something else! I cant remember what its called! Oh wait i got it! Its fantastic beasts and where to find them! All of these are by j.k. rowling so nothing is incorrect and these side fact books flow nicely as easy reads after your done harry potter! Hoe much is this book? Sorry i know thats off topic! Lover of logan lerman emma watson and percy jackson! (Saying emmas name represents my love of the books and movies)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
When i saw this, i laughed and thought "i have to get this!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I completely agree. It would be soooooooooooo cool to watch quiddich on tv.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book. A must read for all harry potter fans!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was a well descrptive book but not exactly something i would read for fun. Iit was not quite as interesting as i hoped. Lubkily these small books money goes torwards a good cause do buy the book still the moneh helps
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
,,,,!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really. If the kids don't want to hear it then I don't think the parents want to either. Besides, this is NOT a chat website. You're supposed to help other people by saying what your opinion is on the book. PLEASE do the chatting on e-mail. By the way, the books are fabulous. Don't be paranoid to go on the net. Anyways you can just get the Harry Potter books at B&N.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want to read it
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Wow, just wow