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Quidditch Through the Ages



J.K. Rowling's magical sport report for charity.

What parents need to know


Describes some of the rougher aspects of the sport.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this book and its companion Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them have raised millions of dollars for children's charities around the world, under the auspices of Comic Relief U.K. Both books are meant for fans of the Harry Potter series that they complement.

What's the story?

This is a facsimile edition of a book from the Hogwart's Library (complete with list of previous borrowers) which is mentioned in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. It contains a history of the development of the magical sport of wizards, including improvements in racing brooms, listings of the major British teams, Quidditch on other continents, and some of the hairier moves used in the sport today.

Is it any good?


Unlike its companion volume, Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them, this fascinating history is meant to be read through rather than used as a reference, and Potter fans will enjoy it.

The book is filled with diagrams, news clippings, excerpts from journals, and a wide variety of made-up names and absurd but plausible-sounding historical tidbits from Rowling's fertile mind. 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.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what this book brings to the Harry Potter series. Do you get more out of the Harry Potter series from reading books like this? Also, if you could play Quidditch, which position would you play?

Book details

Author:J. K. Rowling
Topics:Magic and fantasy
Book type:Fiction
Publisher:Bt Bound
Publication date:January 1, 2001
Number of pages:56

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Harry Potter fans will enjoy book where money goes to charity

It is pretty interesting. I am like a HUGE Harry Potter fan and enjoyed reading this book. It really seems like it is written by a wizard who loves Quidditch. It really looks like it was published in the wizarding world. If u like Harry Potter, read this book!
Teen, 14 years old Written bybibliophile April 9, 2008


This was a very interesting book that gives you the history of Quidditch. I highly recommend it to all ages.


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