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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (original 1999; edition 2001)

by J.K. Rowling, Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)

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Member:Juliana2007
Title:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Authors:J.K. Rowling
Other authors:Mary GrandPré (Illustrator)
Info:Scholastic Paperbacks (2001), Paperback, 448 pages
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Rating:****
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)

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This is my favorite of the series, but I am puzzled: why, on P. 1, does she include the HW assignment on Gwendoline the Fant. on the inefficacity of 14th cent. burnings and the 47 intentional catches? I do not recall that information used later on in the series, and am wondering if, aside from an interesting possible social commentary, which is good, what other function, from the novel or series pov, that paragraph served? I would have been afraid to keep such a long bit in my own novel.
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  MEOWDate | Jul 15, 2014 |
Ya terminado!

Finally finished! It took me awhile to get through this book (in Spanish!), but I am super elated to have done so! It's probably not the most thrilling of the series...but it definitely made for an interesting Spanish read (never learned so many words for magic, wands, wizards, witches, etc, in class!)

Woo! ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
Ya terminado!

Finally finished! It took me awhile to get through this book (in Spanish!), but I am super elated to have done so! It's probably not the most thrilling of the series...but it definitely made for an interesting Spanish read (never learned so many words for magic, wands, wizards, witches, etc, in class!)

Woo! ( )
  csweder | Jul 8, 2014 |
My favourite in the series. ( )
  Mags_Standi | Jul 7, 2014 |
Until the seventh book was released, this was my favorite book in the series. I identify it as the transition book. Books 1 and 2 are clearly meant for young readers, but books 4-7 are darker, more grown-up, and have more at stake, leaving Prisoner of Azkaban somewhere in the middle, which I think is why I love it so much. Plus: the introduction of Sirius Black. ( )
  Stormydawnc | Jun 23, 2014 |
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All current reviews of Harry Potter books should probably be addressed to some future audience for whom Harry is book rather than phenomenon; at the moment, reviews seem superfluous. For the record, then, O future reader, this latest installment in Harry’s saga is quite a good book.
 
So far, in terms of plot, the books do nothing very new, but they do it brilliantly
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
J. K. Rowlingprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beck, RufusNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Fry, StephenNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Vierikko, VesaNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The Wizarding world is shocked to hear a mass Murderer has escaped from the prison they call Azkaban. Sirius Black is said to have murdered countless muggles (non magic folk) and parents are locking up their children. Harry Potter has started school and is going on his first trip to Hogs Mead when by shear luck he overhears the Miniter for Magic wisper his name. Harry Follows him using his invisibility cloak and discovers why Mr Weasley warned him about Black personally before school had started. Sirius Black had been a friend of his Parents, was the one who sold them out to Voldemort and worst of all he was and still is to this day Harry's God Father. Harry knows thats why Sirius has escaped, he knows he's coming for him and he can't wait because when he finds him, Harry will be ready.......Full of death and Suspense, this book is defiantly the darkest yet and shows that Magic isn't just cool tricks and bright lights.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0439136350, Hardcover)

For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who's forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard "accidentally" causes the Dursleys' dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig.

As it turns out, Harry isn't punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black--an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban--is on the loose. Not only that, but he's after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry's very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.

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