The Resource Quidditch through the ages, Kennilworthy Whisp

Quidditch through the ages, Kennilworthy Whisp

Label
Quidditch through the ages
Title
Quidditch through the ages
Statement of responsibility
Kennilworthy Whisp
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A history of the sport Quidditch, answering such questions such as where the Golden Snitch came from, or why the Wigtown Wanderers have meat cleavers on their robes
Member of
Tone
Writing style
Review
  • Reviewed with J. K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts.Gr. 4-7. Because this is a "Harry Potterless" year, kids in need of a fix may find it in these two volumes. The conceit is that these are Harry's schoolbooks (Fantastic Beasts, by Newt Scamander; Quidditch, by Kennilworthy Whisp), with margin notes by Harry and pal Ron Weasley. The concept breaks down in the introductions: Professor Dumbledore explains that the books are being offered to muggles (because the proceeds of the books are going to British charity Comic Relief, a disclosure that will raise the eyebrows of any reader who understands the importance of secrecy in the wizard world. Nevertheless, a lot of effort has gone into making these seem like real textbooks. The jackets look torn and faded, the print is (annoyingly) small, and the information is well detailed. Illustrations are in short supply, and not every fan will want to know this much about Quidditch and imaginary beasts, especially when the text is so hard to read. Buy several copies (the money really does go to charity), but expect a few disappointed readers. (Reviewed May 1, 2001) -- Ilene Cooper
  • (The following is a combined review for Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them: By Newt Scamander and Quidditch through the Ages: By Kennilworthy Whisp.) Gr 4-8–These slim paperbacks are made to look like actual Hogwarts tomes, complete with creased covers and plenty of marginalia scribbled by Harry and other students. Fabulous Beasts,a facsimile of Harry Potter's very own textbook, contains descriptions of 75 magical beasts, written in a wonderfully dry yet droll style by a renowned magizoologist. Quidditch is the facsimile of a Hogwarts library book, which had to be literally pried from the hands of librarian Madam Pince. It gives a comprehensive history of the game and its rules, as well as a rundown of each of the 13 league teams of Britain and Ireland. Harry Potter fans who pride themselves on knowing every minute bit of Hogwarts trivia will devour both books. From Professor Dumbledore's introductions to the price listed on the back cover (14 Sickles 3 Knuts), readers will find a wealth of detailed magical lore and laugh-out-loud humor. Neither book is as gripping as the actual series, of course, but fans who are waiting for the fifth installment will be entertained by these volumes in the meantime.–Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library (Reviewed June 1, 2001) (School Library Journal, vol 47, issue 6, p155)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
097837
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Whisp, Kennilworthy
Dewey number
823/.914
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Interest level
  • MG
  • 3-5
LC call number
PR6068.O93
LC item number
Q53 2001
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 4
  • 6
Reading level
  • 8.2
  • 5.9
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rowling, J. K
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Hogwarts Library
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Rowling, J. K.
  • Rowling, J. K
  • Sports
  • Quidditch
  • Sports
  • Potter, Harry (Fictitious character)
  • Games
  • Fantasy
  • Characters and characteristics
  • Sports
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Quidditch through the ages, Kennilworthy Whisp
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Written by J.K. Rowling as a fictitious author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of the flying broomstick -- Ancient broom games -- The game from Queerditch Marsh -- The arrival of the golden snitch -- Anti-muggle precautions -- Changes in Quidditch since the fourteenth century -- Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland -- The spread of Quidditch worldwide -- The development of the racing broom -- Quidditch today
Control code
ocm45466157
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vii, 56 pages
Isbn
9781338125740
Lccn
00066404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45466157
Label
Quidditch through the ages, Kennilworthy Whisp
Publication
Note
Written by J.K. Rowling as a fictitious author
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The evolution of the flying broomstick -- Ancient broom games -- The game from Queerditch Marsh -- The arrival of the golden snitch -- Anti-muggle precautions -- Changes in Quidditch since the fourteenth century -- Quidditch teams of Britain and Ireland -- The spread of Quidditch worldwide -- The development of the racing broom -- Quidditch today
Control code
ocm45466157
Dimensions
20 cm.
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
vii, 56 pages
Isbn
9781338125740
Lccn
00066404
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)45466157

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