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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Written by J.K. Rowling

Illustrated by Mary GrandPré

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 be a traitor in their midst.

Reviews and Awards

ALA Notable Children's Book, 2000
ALA/YALSA Best Book for Young Adults, 2000
Booklist Editors' Choices, 1999
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 1999
Los Angeles Times Best Book of 1999
Bram Stoker Award, Work for Young Readers (Horror)
2000 Hugo Award Nominee: Best Novel
CCBC Choices 2000: Fiction for Children
National Council of Teachers of English: Notable Children's Books in the Language Arts, 2000
Voice of Youth Advocates: Books in the Middle: Outstanding Titles of 1999
New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
CBC Not Just for Children Anymore! List
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, Platinum Award
Friends of Libraries USA Readers’ Choice Award, 1999 Locus Award
Wisconsin Educational Media Association Golden Archer Award (Intermediate), 2001
Maine Student Book Award
Whitbread Children's Book Prize, 1999
Nestlé Smarties Book Prize 1999 Gold Medal 9-11 years
British Book Awards 1999 Author of the Year
The Booksellers Association / The Bookseller Author of the Year, 2000
1998 FCBG Children's Book Award 1999 / Longer Novel Category
Whitaker's Platinum Book Award 2001
W. H. Smith Children's Book of the Year Award
Nominated for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize
Nominated for the Carnegie Medal
New York State Children’s Choice Award Nominee

“It’s three for three for British author J. K. Rowling, who scores another home run with Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, the third in her projected series of seven books about Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.” – USA Today

⋆ “Isn't it reassuring that some things just get better and better? Harry is back and in fine form in the third installment of his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry....Myriad subplots... all mesh to create a stunning climax. The pace is nonstop, with thrilling games of Quidditch, terrifying Omens of Death, some skillful time travel, and lots of slimy Slytherins sneaking about causing trouble. This is a fabulously entertaining read that will have Harry Potter fans cheering for more.” – School Library Journal, starred review

⋆ “The Potter spell is holding strong.” – Publishers’ Weekly, starred review

“The Harry Potter epic continues to gather speed as Harry enters his third year at the Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry and does battle with the traitor behind his parents' deaths. The main characters and the continuing story both come along so smartly (and Harry at last shows a glimmer of interest in the opposite sex, a sure sign that the tides of adolescence are lapping at his toes) that the book seems shorter than its page count: have readers clear their calendars.” – Kirkus Reviews

“In many ways the best yet” – Voice of Youth Advocates 

Purchase Options
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Fall 1999
ISBN: 0-439-13635-0
Price: $19.95/NCR
Trim Size: 6" x 9"
Page Count: 436
Foreign Rights: Christopher Little Literary Agency
Translation Rights: Christopher Little Literary Agency
Rights Available? yes

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