Key Stage: all fans of Harry Potter!
Quidditch Through the Ages, J. K. Rowling (2001)
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. It is one of Rowling’s lesser-known books and a must for fans of her work. I read it after reading the main series of Harry Potter, and I loved how different the style was. In Harry Potter, the main focus is Harry, and all the things he endures because of You-Know-Who, whether it be mental or physical pain. This book sheds light on the Wizarding World without Harry being involved; it covers the origins of the magical sport, the places, the people: things you don’t really get in the main series. You can see on the first page of the book that it is devoured by many students from Hogwarts, and it gives its readers a detailed tour on the sport’s hilarious and often foul history. Packed with trivia, tales of on-pitch antics, and Quidditch stars past and present – this is a must for all HP fans.
If you liked this, you would love to read: The Tales of Beedle The Bard and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them!
Reviewer: Mahdi Amin, Year 8