Tagged: Quidditch Through The Ages

Check Out the Cover of the New Hogwarts Library!

Back in June, it was announced that Bloomsbury and Scholastic would be releasing a new edition of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” in 2017, complete with a new introduction from J.K. Rowling, a new cover by Jonny Duddle, and interior black and white illustrations by Tomislav Tomić, a Croatian children’s book illustrator. While we still don’t have the cover of that quite yet, we do have something pretty close – the cover of the new Hogwarts Library!

Scholastic to Release New Editions of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages”

Just in time for “Fantastic Beasts” fever to really get off the ground, Scholastic is releasing new US editions of “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” and “Quidditch Through the Ages” on June 30! Originally published in 2001, the American editions of these Hogwarts textbooks have remained largely unchanged until now.

The technicalities of Quidditch

About a week ago I was watching a Quidditch match on YouTube. At one point in the game, a Chaser was standing directly next to the Snitch. He was standing there for some time while a play was happening that didn’t involve him. This raised a question in my mind. Can only the Seeker catch the Snitch? I had never thought of this before. It would make for an interesting game if a Seeker was diving for a Snitch and some random Beater came out of nowhere to snatch it up for the opposing team. While I’m sure that Muggle Quidditch players have done their research on the subject, and the Chaser I was observing was doing as he was supposed to do within the rules of the game, I wanted to make sure.