Check Out the US and UK Illustrated “Quidditch Through the Ages” Covers

Almost a year ago, Bloomsbury announced that the illustrated Quidditch Through the Ages would arrive in 2020 and gave us a sneak peek at illustrator Emily Gravett’s unique style. Now, we have a look at the cover of the new edition of this Hogwarts Library text.

 

The cover of the illustrated "Quidditch Through the Ages" features gold font against a teal background. Brightly colored Quidditch accessories decorate the cover.

 

This new cover is much more lively when compared to the classic cover of Quidditch Through the Ages. It features brightly uniformed Quidditch players and the sketch of Holyhead Harpies player Glynnis Griffiths, which we got a look at last April.

The Scholastic cover is much simpler, with a green backdrop, a giant Snitch, and a few small Quidditch players.

 

The Scholastic "Quidditch Through the Ages" cover is green and features a large, golden Snitch. Several small players are beneath the giant Snitch.

 

Both new covers list J.K. Rowling and Kennilworthy Whisp as the authors, whereas most previous versions only listed the fictional Whisp. Quidditch Through the Ages will be released on October 6 in the United States and the United Kingdom.

Wizarding World Digital revealed a few pages of the new edition. Check them out below.

 

 

These covers and sneak peeks give us a great look at what’s to come in the full book. How do you like Gravett’s style? Will you be adding this edition to your extensive Potter collection?

Press Release

BLOOMSBURY REVEALS COVER FOR NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF
QUIDDITCH THROUGH THE AGES

‘Oh, you wait, it’s the best game in the world.’ Ron Weasley

Bloomsbury Children’s Books today reveals the cover of the full-colour illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s Quidditch Through the Ages illustrated by Emily Gravett. The cover showcases some of the key elements of Harry Potter’s favourite sport – including players, team badges and a hovering Golden Snitch waiting to be caught. 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, and this beautifully illustrated edition is set to become a firm favourite for readers of all ages who dream of grabbing a broomstick and taking to the skies.

Publishing in the UK and US on 6th October 2020, Quidditch Through the Ages Illustrated Edition features showstopping artwork from Emily Gravett, twice winner of the Kate Greenaway Medal. Emily’s wildly creative imagination has conjured a cornucopia of sporting memorabilia to surprise and delight. With some items lovingly created in a dazzling range of media and infused with her trademark visual wit, these charming and funny artworks are the perfect pairing for J.K. Rowling’s humorous insights into the magical, airborne sport.

Quidditch Through the Ages invites readers to take a whistle-stop tour through wizarding history, reliving epic matches and great moments along the way. Accessible at any point in the Harry Potter reading journey, it is packed with trivia, tales of on-pitch antics, and Quidditch stars past and present. The sports almanac also contains comprehensive profiles of teams loved by readers of the Harry Potter novels.

Quidditch Through the Ages first appears in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. After catching Harry Potter with a copy, it is also the reason that Professor Snape invents the rule that no library books are allowed outside of Hogwarts School. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone continues to mesmerise readers and in 2019 was the best[-]selling backlist title across all children’s publishing with over 177,000 copies sold. The full Harry Potter series took the top seven spots in a 2020 chart of favourite book as chosen by primary school students and was recently selected by thousands of young Blue Peter viewers as its ultimate Blue Peter Book Award winner.

A percentage of proceeds from the sale of this edition will go to J.K. Rowling’s own international charity, Lumos, which helps some of the world’s most vulnerable children and young people to have a better life, and to Comic Relief. Scholastic are set to publish in the US at the same time.

Gretchen Roesch

I once knew every word to the "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" movie. Now I use my Ravenclaw brain power to manage the MuggleNet News Team, write articles, and podcast about "Harry Potter". Outside of the site, I'm a long-distance runner, social worker, and baker. I hope to one day pay off my student loans.