Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Format:  Hardcover,

435 pages

Publisher: Scholastic

Publish Date: Oct 1999

ISBN-13: 9780439136358

ISBN-10: 0439136350

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About The Book:
For twelve long years, the dread fortress of Azkaban held an infamous prisoner named Sirius Black. Convicted of killing thirteen people with a single curse, he was said to be the heir apparent to the Dark Lord, Voldemort.

Now he has escaped, leaving only two clues as to where he might be headed: Harry Potter's defeat of You-Know-Who was Black's downfall as well. And the Azkaban guards heard Black muttering in his sleep, "He's at Hogwarts ... he's at Hogwarts".

Harry Potter isn't safe, not even within the walls of his magical school, surrounded by his friends. Because on top of it all, there may well be a traitor in their midst.


Publisher: Scholastic
Publish Date: Oct 1999
ISBN-13: 9780439136358
ISBN-10: 0439136350
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 435
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 2.1
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.38 x 1.41 x 9.24

About the author

Biography of Rowling, J. K.

J. K. (Joanne Kathleen). Rowling was born in Gloucestershire, U. K. on July 31, 1965. Rowling attended Tutshill Primary and then went on to Wyedean Comprehensive where she was made Head Girl in her final year. She received a degree in French from Exeter University. She later took some teaching classes at Moray House Teacher Training College and a teacher-training course in Manchester, England. This extensive education created a perfect foundation to spark the Harry Potter series that Rowling is renowned for.

After college, Rowling moved to London to work for Amnesty International, where she researched human rights abuses in Francophone Africa, and worked as a bilingual secretary. In 1992, Rowling quit office work to move to Portugal and teach English as a Second Language. There she met and married her husband, a Portuguese TV journalist. But the marriage dissolved soon after the birth of their daughter. It was after her stint teaching in Portugal that Rowling began to write the premise for Harry Potter.

She returned to Britain and settled in Edinburgh to be near her sister, and attempted to at least finish her book, before looking for another teaching job. Rowling was working as a French teacher when her book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone was published in June of 1997 and was an overnight sensation. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone won the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year, was short listed for the Guardian Fiction Award, and received a Commended citation in the Carnegie Medal awards.

She also received 8,000 pounds from the Scottish Arts Council, which contributed to the finishing touches on The Chamber of Secrets. Rowling continued on to win the Smarties Book Prize three years in a row, the only author ever to do so. At the Bologna Book Fair, Arthur Levine from Scholastic Books, bought the American rights to Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for the unprecedented amount of $105, 000. 00. The book was re titled Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone for it's American release, and proceeded to top the Best Seller's lists for children's and adult books.

The American edition won Best of the Year in the School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, Parenting Magazine and the Cooperative Children's Book Center. It was also noted as an ALA Notable Children's Book as well as Number One on the Top Ten of ALA's Best Books for Young Adults. The Harry Potter Series consists of seven books, one for each year of the main character's attendance at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.

All of the books in the series have been made into successful movies. She has also written Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages, and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Rowling's first novel for an adult audience, The Casual Vacancy, was published by Little Brown in September 2012.

Chapter outline

Owl Postp. 1
Aunt Marge's Big Mistakep. 16
The Knight Busp. 31
The Leaky Cauldronp. 49
The Dementorp. 69
Talons and Tea Leavesp. 96
The Boggart in the Wardrobep. 123
Flight of the Fat Ladyp. 141
Grim Defeatp. 162
The Marauder's Mapp. 183
The Fireboltp. 211
The Patronusp. 233
Gryffindor Versus Ravenclawp. 252
Snape's Grudgep. 269
The Quidditch Finalp. 291
Professor Trelawney's Predictionp. 314
Cat, Rat, and Dogp. 332
Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot, and Prongsp. 349
The Servant of Lord Voldemortp. 358
The Dementor's Kissp. 378
Hermione's Secretp. 386
Owl Post Againp. 416

Awards and Recognitions

  • Bilby (Books I Love Best Yearly) Award, 2005 (Australia)
  • Hugo Awards, 2000 (United States)
  • Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature, 2000 (United States)
  • Locus Awards, 2000 (United States)
  • Maine Student Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 2001 (United States)
  • Costa Book Awards, 1999 (United Kingdom)
  • Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, 2000 (United Kingdom)
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award, 2004 (United States)
  • Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award, 2004 (United States)
  • Bram Stoker Awards, 1999 (United States)
  • American Library Association Notable Books for Children, 2000 (United States)
  • Friends of Libraries U. S. A. Readers' Choice Award, 1999 (United States)
  • Golden Archer Award (Wisconsin), 2001 (United States)
  • Carnegie Medal, 1999 (United Kingdom)
  • Nestl Children's Book Prize, 1999 (United Kingdom)

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