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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Adult Edition

By J. K. Rowling

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Format: Paperback, 480 pages, UK open market ed Edition
Published In: United Kingdom, 10 July 2004
Harry Potter is a wizard. He is in his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's always a relief after summer with the Dursleys, however, Harry doesn't realise that this year will be just as eventful as the last two! The atmosphere at Hogwarts is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, even the Muggles have been warned. The sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school and Harry, Ron and Hermione rapidly discover why all witches and wizards live in fear of being sent to Azkaban, Lessons, however, must go on and there are lots of new subjects in the third year - Care of Magical Creatures and Divination among others. Plus the delights of Hogsmeade, the only village in the UK entirely populated by the magical community.

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The film of Azkaban came out in June 2004 and has been a record-breaking success worldwide The third in the series, and the one which many claim to be their favourite - it starts to get very dark For a full list of prizes please see the website

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was J.K. Rowling's first novel, followed by Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as two books written specifically for Comic Relief and based on the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 350 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. J.K. Rowling has generated huge popular appeal for her books across the generations in an unprecedented fashion: she was the first children's author to be voted the BA Author of the Year, and also to win the British Book Awards Author of the Year. J.K. Rowling lives with her family in Edinburgh.


'I can honestly say I can't remember the last time I encountered an author who has had this effect on me. For the first time in years the book lives up to the hype ... perfection' Daily Express 'Extraordinarily vivid and exceptionally well-imagined' Independent on Sunday 'Rowling deserves all the plaudits that are being heaped upon her. For once, the word phenomenon is an understatement' Scotland on Sunday 'The most remarkable publishing sensation for a generation ... the story is told with such momentum, imagination and irrepressible humour that it can captivate both adults and children' Sunday Express

EAN: 9780747574491
ISBN: 0747574499
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions: 17.8 x 11.1 x 2.9 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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11 review(s)
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Fiona on
harry's back for his third year at Hogwarts, casting spells, facing fears, meeting magical creatures, and, of course, facing the fearsome you-know-who, and his many allies. This book contains many mysteries, and loads of magic, and is a great third book in this startling series.
Sirius Black is back, and he's out to kill the potter whose parents death was all his fault...
samantha on
harrys 3rd year back at hogwarts but what is hermiones thought getting a cat ron hates is scabbers to live with it around after catching a thing called the night bus ending at the place within minutes and nearly being pointed out again as harry potter with the lightning scar im neville long bottom at the leaky cauldron he finds hermione and ron his best freind how is hermione getting through so much work in classes on her timetable at the same time. meet buckbeak sirius his godfather as a dog what next its funny but for the 3third id give it nine out of ten
Tia on
I dont think that there is any human being who doesnt like harry potter!! this series of books is absolutely amazing and they have made jk rowling a billionaire! so obviously they are good! this book esepecially has it is quite dark but also has a little bit of humour at the same time. i would definatley reccomend this book to you! this is an absolutely great red
melissa on
Harry Potter books are an awsome series and are filled with excitment and mysteries from begining to end. all worth the read and so hard to put down. The price is nothing compared to the enjoyment that you will get from reading this book. You definately want to purchase this book as you will be missing out if you dont! i must read for all. my fave book from the series so far!
Chris on
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban was an excellent read. It had a mesmerising storyline that fascianted and amazed me. The writing was excellent and easy to read. I really enjoyed the book. The book left me feeling great intrigued and satisfied. Only flaw was at one point it seemed all a bit ordinary but only for a second. I would recommend this product for all.
H.A. on
another awesome book in the series, probably the best out of the first three, as it is when the series starts to get a bit more dark, and therefore exciting. it is the catalyst for lord voldemorts return, and contains many an exciting moment, largely towards the end. great stuff, JK knows how to make a real page turner!!
Jennifer on
The most important thing about this document of Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts school of witch craft and wizardry is the introduction of the magical criminal, Sirius Black. As the story progresses it is discovered that, despite previous beliefs, he has not escaped from Azkaban to kill Harry, but rather someone else..who?
Blake on
Harry Pooter and the prisoner of Azkaban is one of the most engaging books to come out of the series. This book is much better then the first two and has a much better and complex concept.Easily my favourite from them all. Five from Five
A. on
Whilst the first book was very mediocre, by the third book the Harry Potter series has dramatically improved. The characters are less stereotyped and Harry is actually showing some character development and complexity! I enjoyed this book a lot, although some irrational things still annoy me [why, if Potter's relatives hate him, didn't they put him up for adoption, why is he allowed to the wizard school, why doesn't he stay in the wizard world or alone with his sizeable fortune, instead of returning to the broom cupboard each holiday etc.]. Overall this book is fun andd an improvement on the poor first book.

An adult cover is a good idea, although the children's cover for this volume was passable for adults too.
Callum on
A brilliant book. The third novel in JK Rowlings exceptional Potter series and a real blockbuster. You won't be able to put the book down.

Don't be dissuaded by the movie- unfortunately, this was a rather poor display of the magical world in which Harry lives- and that's the best I could say about it.

Harry Potter and Prisoner of Azkaban is my personal favourite in the series.

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