Quidditch Through the Ages: “If you have ever asked yourself where the Golden Snitch came from, how the Bludgers came into existence or why the Wigtown Wanderers have pictures of meat cleavers on their robes, you need Quidditch Through the Ages. This invaluable volume is consulted by young Quidditch fans on an almost daily basis.”
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: “A copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them resides in almost every wizarding household in the country. Now Muggles too 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 Tales of Beedle the Bard: “The Tales of Beedle the Bard contains five richly diverse fairy tales, each with its own magical character, that will variously bring delight, laughter, and the thrill of mortal peril.”
*NOTE: Summary lifted from back cover of the book.
Happy Holidays everyone! :D (Notice that I said holidays so it’s more general. Haha! :P)
As always, this review has been a long time coming and I feel like it’s useless to keep saying sorry over and over again so I’m just going to post whenever? Besides, I’m pretty sure these books don’t even need a review so y’know…whatevs.
Anyway, I only really wanted my own copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard (which, funny story, I actually used to think of as Tales of Beetle and the Bard. I mean, what even? HAHA!) when I came across this box set. And being me, I went for the box set instead despite not having any interest on the other two books prior to that moment in the book store. Lol. It was my birthday anyway when I got it so I had reason to be spoiled. :P
Overall, I feel like the books bring another dimension to the original story. The Tales of Beedle the Bard, especially. Because, The Tale of the Three Brothers. DUH. I really enjoyed reading the other stories as well, although none particularly stood out. I also enjoyed Quidditch Through the Ages. It was interesting reading about the game’s history. The different, numerous teams, not so much. I mean, who knew there were so. many.!? Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was fun too. The movie as well. But that’s for another day. I got the screenplay for Christmas so a review of that’ll definitely come up in the
distant future. :P What I really liked about the book was reading Harry and Ron’s commentary. There were just a handful of them so each one was truly precious. HAHA!
But really though, the books are basically just novelty items. You can get by without them. Or not. :P
BOOKWORM RATING (3/5):