J.K. Rowling – Quidditch Through the Ages

Quidditch Through the Ages

Yay! Illustrations! The one thing I thought was missing from Fantastic Beasts, it really helped to complete this book. Interspersed throughout, and still only very crude sketches, I was so happy! I know, it probably makes me a child, but if this was supposed to be a proper textbook (as with Fantastic Beasts), one would like to think it would have even the most basic pictures.

I can’t imagine as a student of Hogwarts, any of the students would have read a textbook which was non-stop text, with the exception of Hermione of course!

 

Cushioning Charm

I really felt like this read like a real textbook, if I hadn’t known that Quidditch wasn’t a real sport, I would have been utterly convinced (although try telling that to these guys):

Photo by Cydney Scott for Boston University Photography

I really appreciated that the history of Quidditch was so thorough, with lovely anecdotes spread throughout to make it super-realistic. As well as the history of the sport itself, it goes into detail on the history of the balls and broomsticks, as well as giving you an overview of the 13 league teams.

I definitely preferred this book to Fantastic Beasts, although again, a full illustrated version would certainly be much better!

My Rating: 4/5
Year Published: 2001
Number of Pages: 105
Format: Paperback
Date Read: 30th December 2017 – 30th December 2017
Average Goodreads Rating: 3.86
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