Synopsis from Arthur A. Levine Books:
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 the 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.
– Albus Dumbledore
About: Quidditch Through the Ages is a middle grade fantasy written by Kennilworthy Whisp. It was published on 6/1/2001 by Arthur A. Levine, an imprint of Scholastic, hardcover, 64 pages. The genres are middle grade, fantasy, magic, and fiction. There are 7 books to this series in this order: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The future of Harry is in this book called Harry Potter and the Cursed Child. According to the publisher’s website, “Arthur A. Levine Books was founded in 1996 and is an imprint of Scholastic Inc. We published our first book, When She Was Good by Norma Fox Mazer, in the fall of 1997. Since then, our imprint has produced more than three hundred works of hardcover literary fiction and nonfiction for children and teenagers (and more than a few discerning adults).” Please see below for more information about the author and publisher.
My Experience: I started reading Quidditch Through the Ages on 11/12/2019 and DNF’ed it on 11/16/2019. I’m not sure what I expect before reading this book, but I guess I didn’t expect it to read like a boring history book. Though “Through the Ages” is a dead giveaway. I do like that there’s humor. The book started out slow but got better at the Golden Snitch chapter. I like the illustrations, especially the quaffle balls and the scoring baskets. I like the different ways this story is written. It includes letters and newspaper clippings. It makes the read a bit more interesting. I got bored with the different teams and lost interest after. I’m going to donate my book obviously.
I rate it 3 stars!
About the Author:
J. K. Rowling also known as Joanne Rowling, author of the Harry Potter book series, was born in Chipping Sodbury near Bristol, England. After she graduated from Exeter University, she found work as a secretary, and later spent time teaching English in Portugal before moving to Edinburgh, Scotland, with her daughter. She currently resides in Scotland with her husband and three children. (Photo obtained from the author’s facebook page and info obtained from Scholastic website).