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Harry Potter Schoolbooks: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Paperback – 2001
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Now, the classic books from the library of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry--Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages--are available in hardcover in a sturdy boxed gift set. (These books are written by J.K. Rowling herself under the pseudonyms Newt Scamander and Kennilworthy Whisp.) Finally, Muggles will have the chance to discover where the Quintaped lives, what the Puffskein eats, and why it is best not to leave milk out for a Knarl. The Quidditch textbook explains where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence, and why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their clothes. Both books, designed to look like Harry Potter's actual, used Hogwarts textbooks, feature silly scribblings from Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Proceeds from the sale of this gift set will go to improving and saving the lives of children around the world. Harry Potter fans, rejoice! (All ages) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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I am reviewing this set of books about five to seven years too late and I haven't read them in some time. This review is not going anywhere at this point, so. . . . bottom line, pretty good and you should buy them if you are a Potter fan and you just can't get grip on the end of the whole Potter book series and you need a little bit more. It's better than the Tlae sof Beedle the Bard anyway.
These books Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages are written by THE JK Rowling so don't be fooled by the author names - these are the real deal!
And get them used from a reputable seller. The price for new on these is truly outrageous
Quidditch Through the Ages, penned by Quidditch expert Kennilworthy Whisp explains the ultimate sport of wizards from top to bottom, giving the centuries-old history of the game as it has evolved. First and foremost, he explains why wizards and witches employ brooms to fly on in the first place, and then he proceeds to give an account of the changing rules of the game from its early days of primitive baskets set atop poles to the standardized and world-sweeping format of today. Of most significance and interest is the story of how the Golden Snitch was introduced into the sport. Different strategies and maneuvers are named and explained, the thirteen Quidditch teams of England and Ireland are identified, some of the seven hundred types of fouls are explained, and some of the most memorable games and individual performances are detailed (including the Tutshill Tornados' Roderick Plumpton's amazing snag of the Golden Snitch only three and a half seconds into a game back in 1921).
Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander is a compendium of all the fantastic beasts currently known, from the Acromantula to the Yeti. Prior to the actual listings, Scamander explains the criteria by which some beings have come to be labeled beasts (it's more complicated than you might think) and devotes some time to the obvious question as to why Muggles seem to spot such creatures only rarely. Each listing also carries the classification assigned each beast by the Ministry of Magic, which is important information given that these beasts range from the harmless to the controllable to the incredibly dangerous. Along with fascinating descriptions of the animals we have already encountered in the Harry Potter books, there are some real jewels of information included here, solving several Muggle mysteries such as that of the true identity of the Loch Ness Monster. Fantastic Beasts is a copy of Harry Potter's own personal copy of the book, and its margins are dotted with little notes ranging from the mundane to the bitingly funny written by Harry, Ron, as well as Hermione. Now, if we could only get our hands on A History of Hogwarts; I'm sure Hermione has a copy they can use for the printing of a Muggle edition.
Both books are quite good, and I was surprised to find myself enjoying the Quidditch book more than I had expected to, as I'm not wildly enthusiastic about the attention lavished on the game in the books. (The book serves as a history of wizarding as well, and the anecdotes JKR includes bring the book to life.)
But these books are very, very thin, don't include all the material they're supposed to according to the novels and, well, they're not especially well-constructed. I would have been happy to get both books as a thicker flipbook if they could have had somewhat nicer cover cardstock.
But what you get is more JKR, a return to the world of Harry Potter, and something to keep the shakes while waiting for the next novel from getting too bad. Toss in the fact that the profits go to support a very good cause, and it's hard to have any real complaints!