Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Written byJ.K. Rowling Mary GrandPré

Published in

About "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban"

Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he's after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can't imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry's success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.--scholastic.com


Genres
  • Fantasy
  • Young Adult
  • Fiction
  • Magic
  • Childrens
  • Adventure
  • Middle Grade
  • Audiobook
  • Classics
  • Science Fiction Fantasy
awards
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers (1999)
  • Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2000)
  • Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2000)
  • Whitbread Award for Children's Book of the Year (1999)
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (2008)
  • Books I Loved Best Yearly (BILBY) Awards for Older Readers (2005)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award (2004)
  • Maine Student Book Award (2001)
  • Golden Archer Award for Intermediate (2001)
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award (2004)
  • Soaring Eagle Book Award (2002)
  • Hotze de Roosprijs (2001)
  • Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for 9–11 years (1999)
ISBN9780439655484pages435publisherScholastic Inc.seriesHarry Potter #3settings
  • Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (United Kingdom)
  • Londo
  • ngland
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