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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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Wonderful series that teaches courage and bravery in order to save the innocent. ( )
  Blaire_Stewart | Nov 16, 2015 |
My favorite of the whole series. ( )
  mojo09226 | Nov 12, 2015 |
I enjoyed reading this book for a multitude of reasons. I liked the relationship that was created between Harry and Sirius. Towards the end of the book, Harry discovers that his godfather, Sirius, was not responsible for the assisting in the murder of his parents. Once his innocence is confirmed, Sirius offers Harry refuge from the abusive home he grew up in by offering him a place in his own house. For the first time ever, Harry feels the love of a brother/father figure. This relationship was powerful and evoked strong emotions in the reader. In addition I also liked how the author emphasized the importance of ignoring social norms and discrimination in favor of love. For example, the school discovers that Professor Lupin is a werewolf which is a condition that is very discriminated against. However, his students ignore this out of the love and respect they have for their teacher. The message of this story is the necessity of love in life. This is a theme that is found throughout the book whether it is describing the relationship between Harry and Sirius, Lupin and his students, or Harry and his friends. Love is the driving force behind the actions of many characters throughout the book. ( )
  KerryMcLaughlin | Nov 4, 2015 |
The book that I will be reviewing today is Prisoner of Askaban. The whole point of the book is Sirius Black escaped jail to "murder" Harry when really he went to save from Rons' rat Wormtail(aka Peter Petrigrew) from killing him. Peter was a big suporter of voldemort and was the one to give away Harry's parents hiding place. Sirius knew not to trust him from the beginning and when he went to find Peter for what he had down Peter turned into a rat and ran. He had been living with Ron for a while in hiding. So now Sirius came(along with Professer Lupin the Defense against the dark arts teacher) to catch him. Long story short Peter escaped Sirius went into hiding from being murdered and Lupin left because people found out he was a werewolf.
This book wasn't bad but it was not one of my favorite. I thought it had alot of detail but I felt like it needed more. Now there were some good parts in the book like explaining the background of new characters. Professor Lupin is one of my new favorites. I also love the connection between Harry and Sirius now that sirius is his Godfather. I also like that the book explained how they learned about transfiguration. Some people may not agree with me and that is ok but I am giving this 4 stars. ( )
  Paris.Hudson | Oct 28, 2015 |
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is a brilliant book that while reading it, it feels like you are actually there.J.K. Rowling puts so much detail in all of her books. The book has so much tension and action which makes it that more fun to read.
The beginning of the book is definatly the best beginning to the Harry Potter books so far! Harry made his "aunt" blowup so to speak. This one moment changes the entire outcome of the book. Meaning Harry can't go the Hogmead [ wizarding village that the students go to] and made Harry run away and have his first encounter with the grim. On the train the Hogwarts dementors are searching the train for escaped prisoner Sirius Black. Everyone soon learns that dementors feed on good memories leaving people with only their worst experiences which is why they effect Harry so much. In divination Harry learns that his death is near and goes ahead and breaks the rules when Black is wandering around the grounds at Hogwarts. ( )
1 vote KateE.B3 | Oct 27, 2015 |
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[I]n Bleeding Edge Pynchon is prepared to handle material even chancier than Anti-Life or creature-feature cheese. As the organ reverberates, at the end of chapter nine, after someone in the summer of 2001 tells a nervous little New Yorker whose father works in the building that the WTC is built like a battleship, Pynchon declares his paradoxical readiness—under special, limited circumstances—to abandon irony entirely. At this moment—when innocence, irony’s eternal patsy, needs to be protected—the postmodern deflector shields buckle, then collapse, bathing the USS Bleeding Edge in a burst of parental love and remorse.
No doubt a good genre book is worth more than a bad literary one any day, but when a writer with real genius squanders so much of his energy on clowning – and for an audience it's not at all clear he respects – it's worth asking what's going on. The idea that jokes are a defence against intimacy is a cliche – perhaps they can also be a defence against close reading.
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
Igual que en las dos primeras partes de la serie –La piedra filosofal y La cámara secreta– Harry aguarda con impaciencia el inicio del tercer curso en el Colegio Hogwarts de Magia y Hechicería. Tras haber cumplido los trece años, solo y lejos de sus amigos de Hogwarts, Harry se pelea con su bigotuda tía Marge, a la que convierte en globo, y debe huir en un autobús mágico. Mientras tanto, de la prisión de Azkaban se ha escapado un terrible villano, Sirius Black, un asesino en serie con poderes mágicos que fue cómplice de lord Voldemort y que parece dispuesto a eliminar a Harry del mapa. Y por si esto fuera poco, Harry deberá enfrentarse también a unos terribles monstruos, los dementores, seres abominables capaces de robarles la felicidad a los magos y de borrar todo recuerdo hermoso de aquellos que osan mirarlos. Lo que ninguno de estos malvados personajes sabe es que Harry, con la ayuda de sus fieles amigos Ron y Hermione, es capaz de todo y mucho más.
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Rowling, J. K.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Klaus, FritzTranslatorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Buddingh', WiebeTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Dale, JimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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GrandPré, MaryIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kapari, JaanaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kibuishi, KazuCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Masini, BeatriceTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Riglietti, SerenaIllustratorsecondary 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.
Dvanaest dugih godina tvrđava Askaban skrivala je među svojim zidinama tajanstvenog zatvorenika po imenu Sirijus Blek. Optužen da je ubio trinaestoro ljudi bacivši na njih kletvu i za njega se smatra da je neposredni naslednik gospodara tame, lorda Voldemora.
Sada je pobegao i živi tamo gde može da bude glavni: kada je Hari Poter porazio Znate-već-koga to je bio i pad Bleka. Čuvari tvrđave Askaban čuli su kako Blek mrmlja u snu: "On je u Hogvortsu, on je u Hogvortsu..." Hari Poter nije bezbedan čak ni u čarobnjačkoj školi gde je okružen svojim prijateljima zato što se sumnja da je među njima izdajnik...
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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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