Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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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 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.show more

Product details

  • 9+
  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 134 x 198 x 28mm | 381.02g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Classic ed
  • 0747542155
  • 9780747542155
  • 21,138

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'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 Expressshow more

About J. K. Rowling

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 three books written for charity and inspired by the Harry Potter novels: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. The Harry Potter novels have now sold over 400 million copies worldwide and been translated into 70 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.show more

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1,997,848 ratings
4.53 out of 5 stars
5 64% (1,288,165)
4 26% (514,951)
3 8% (167,311)
2 1% (20,582)
1 0% (6,839)

Our customer reviews

Harry Potter is a thriteen year old boy that is a wizard. He lives with his Dreadful Aunt Petunia, Uncle Vernon and Piggish Dudley. He is to return to Hogwarts for his third year. But before he goes, a bit of magic goes wrong because of his temper. Horrible Aunt Marge comes to visit and enjoys teasing Harry and that is on the last night of her stay when he has had enough. He decides to blow her up and leave the Durselys. He waits on the cold footpath of Magnolia Cresent and sees a Black figure lurking in the shadows of the bushes. And that is when The Knight Bus arrives for Harry to get to the Leaky Cauldron. He meets his best friends again Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and stays with them until they board the Hogwarts Express back to school. Harry and his friends have so much more to learn " Divination, Ancient Runes, Muggle Studies and much much more!" On their way to school, the train stops on the tracks and everything goes cold. As though all the hapiness had gone from the world. Theres something on board, something dark and mysterious searching for mass murderer Sirius Black who escaped from Azkaban. Little did Harry know that The murderer is looking for Harry to kill him. Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban is one to read! You wouldnt want to miss one page!show more
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