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Quidditch Through the Ages - Illustrated Edition: A magical companion to the Harry Potter stories Quidditch Through the Ages - Illustrated Edition: A magical companion to the Harry Potter stories
J.K. Rowling

Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books
ISBN: 9781526608123
Published: 10/06/2020
Price: £25.00

An essential companion to the Harry Potter series, this spectacular new full-colour edition of J.K. Rowling's Quidditch Through the Ages brings together one of the world's best loved storytellers with the creative genius of Emily Gravett. A sumptuous visual feast of a book, the pages are bursting with glorious illustrations, handmade memorabilia and two breathtaking gatefold spreads. This sporting almanac promises magic and wonder in equal measure for both newcomers to the Wizarding World and established Harry Potter fans. Each amazing page is waiting to pored over and enjoyed!

Devoured by Harry Potter in his first year, Quidditch Through the Ages is consulted on a daily basis by the young witches and wizards at Hogwarts. Kennilworthy Whisp's sporting bible whisks readers through a whistle-stop tour of the wizarding world's favourite sport. Packed with trivia, tales of on-pitch antics, and Quidditch stars past and present, the sports almanac also contains comprehensive profiles of Quidditch teams loved by readers of the Harry Potter novels - Chudley Cannons, Puddlemere United, Vratsa Vultures and many more ...

Twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal, Emily Gravett joins the celebrated team of hand-picked talent who have brought their illustration magic to the world of Harry Potter. Her wildly creative imagination has conjured a cornucopia of sporting memorabilia to surprise and delight. Lovingly created in a dazzling range of media - drawn, sewn, thrown - and infused with her trademark visual wit, these charming and funny handmade artworks are the perfect pairing for J.K. Rowling's humorous insights into the magical, airborne sport. Quidditch Through the Ages is published in aid of Lumos, an international children's charity founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling, and Comic Relief.

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Fiction non-fiction at it's finest, Quidditch Through The Ages is a must for Harry Potter fans. The ultimate guide to the sport, this has absolutely everything you need to know about the game, and more. From the Evolution of the Flying Broomstick and Ancient Broom Games, to The Spread Of Quidditch Worldwide and Quidditch Today, you are guided through the history of the game, it rules, and difficult moves, and all stunningly illustrated throughout.

Emily Gravett has picked up on every tiny detail and brought it to life with her trademark wit and warmth, capturing the very essence of the game in such a way as you believe you could very well be holding a book from Hogwarts in your hands about a real sport. Posters, artefacts and tickets are all reproduced in exquisite detail along with illustrations and wood panels from bygone eras.

The annual-sized edition is perfect to read sprawled across the floor or with friends as you delve deep into the fictional world's greatest game. This is my personal favourite of all the Harry Potter illustrated editions, and when Rita Skeeter from the Daily Prophet declares, 'I've read worse' in the 'praise for' section, you know you are onto a winner! It would be a delightful addition to any school library!

160 pages / Ages 8+ / Reviewed by Nicola Cleveland, school librarian
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