Quidditch Through the Ages by J.K. Rowling

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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 from the sale of this book will go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world – work that is even more important and astonishing than the three-and-a-half-second capture of the Golden Snitch by Roderick Plumpton in 1921.

At least 40% from the sale of this book will be donated to Comic Relief U. K. Comic Relief (UK) is a registered charity number 326568 (England & Wales) and SC039730 (Scotland).


About J.K. Rowling

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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.
Published July 22, 2012 by Pottermore Limited. 129 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Action & Adventure, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This book was first introduced to the Harry Potter reader’s in the first book of the series, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, when Hermione checks it out of the library to try and research how to fly.

Jul 11 2010 | Read Full Review of Quidditch Through the Ages

Entertainment Weekly

But it comes alive with its guide to the world's great teams (long-suffering Chicago Cubs fans will find the Chudley Cannons painfully familiar) and its explanation for why Quidditch hasn't caught on in the U.S. -- apparently, we prefer the football-like Quodpot.

Mar 27 2001 | Read Full Review of Quidditch Through the Ages

Suite 101

Often confused with fantasy literature, magical realism has its own defining characteristics that sets it apart as a separate and popular genre.

Aug 23 2009 | Read Full Review of Quidditch Through the Ages

Common Sense Media

Young readers are delighted to know more about their favorite magical sport, and Rowling's clever, humorous way of telling it may make them wish that all history books were written this way.

Jan 01 2001 | Read Full Review of Quidditch Through the Ages

Arlington Library

The overall best guide ever to the great sport of Quiddtch, Quidditch Through the Ages is the most-read book in all the Hogwarts library.

Sep 19 2011 | Read Full Review of Quidditch Through the Ages

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