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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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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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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (1999)


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Vaarallinen velho Sirius Musta on paennut Azkabanin vankilasta, mistä yksikään vanki ei ole koskaan ennen onnistunut pakenemaan.Sirius Musta on vuosia aiemmin tuomittu kolmentoista ihmisen murhasta, ja nyt hän on vapaalla jalalla. Kaikki merkit viittaavat siihen, että hän haluaa etsiä käsiinsä Harry Potterin. Taikaministeriö on valppaana ja Tylypahkan velhojen ja noitien koulussa kiristetään turvatoimia. Koulun porteille värvätään vartioimaan Azkabanin vanginvartiat, kauhistuttavat ankeuttaja.Harry luottaa Tylypahkan muurien suojaan ja rehtori Dumbledoreen, mutta onko hän turvassa edes Tylypahkassa? Miksi Sirius Musta etsii juuri Harrya? Entä miksi ankeuttajien läsnäolo vaikuttaa Harryyn paljon voimakkaammin kuin muihin? Mysteeri johdattaa ystävykset Harryn, Ronin ja Hermionen uskomattoman lennokkaan seikkailun pyörteisiin. ( )
  roojien | Dec 11, 2014 |
This is probably my favourite book, I loved it right from the first time I read it - the way everything comes together.

Didn't really notice how much of this book takes place within the same 24-hour timeframe (twicee in some places).

Snape's response to Sirius, thinking he betrayed Lily (and James) resonated after having just recently watched the films.

Looking forward to rereading the rest. ( )
  ClicksClan | Dec 9, 2014 |
Long Live Harry, etc.
Love the books more than I do the films. ( )
  Urthwild | Nov 30, 2014 |
Long Live Harry, etc.
Love the books more than I do the films. ( )
  Urthwild | Nov 30, 2014 |
Long Live Harry, etc.
Love the books more than I do the films. ( )
  Urthwild | Nov 30, 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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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
Masini, BeatriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary 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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