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

“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.”

Rowling, J.K. (1999). Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. New York, NY: Scholastic Inc. ISBN: 978-0439136365. Paperback. $12.99.


We’re back with the third book in the Harry Potter series and if you haven’t read the previous books, go back and read them. Well we know that Harry Potter, Ron and Hermione survived the Chamber of Secrets because they’re back again in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Sirius Black has escaped Azkaban and the school is on high alert. That means Dementors which aren’t very fond of Harry and in the like, he’s not very fond of them. The students take defense against the dark arts, Sirius Black finds his way to Hogwarts, Harry learns a Patronus charm to defend himself against the Dementors, Harry comes face to face with Sirius Black and much more. Will Harry, Ron and Hermione survive? There’s another book after this isn’t there?

Awards won:

  • Booklist Editors’ Choice Award
  • Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers
  • FCGB Children’s Book Award
  • Whitbread Book of the Year for children’s books
  • Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel

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