Kids of all ages -- even adults! -- have fallen under Harry Potter's
spell. And now, following the phenomenal success of Harry Potter
and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of
Secrets, the young wizard-in-training has returned for his third
year at the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry -- and more
exciting, magical adventures. This time, a dangerous escaped convict is
on the loose -- a reputed madman with a mysterious tie to Harry's past.
Harry's life is in danger, and his sorcery skills are tested to the
limit. Can he catch the criminal and discover the truth?
About The Author
Legend has it that J.K. Rowling was a struggling single mother when she wrote the beginning of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, on scraps of paper at a local cafe. But her efforts soon paid off, as she received an unprecedented award from the Scottish Arts Council enabling her to finish the book. Since then, the debut novel has become an international phenomenon, garnering rave reviews and major awards, including the British Book Awards Chidren's Book of the Year and the Smarties Prize.
Such was the excitement at the release of this, the third Harry Potter adventure, that publishers put an embargo on selling the book until children finished school on the day of publication. And the verdict was that it was worth waiting for. A mass murderer has escaped from Azkaban prison and is thought to be after Harry, so a guard is mounted to protect him at school. There is plenty of new magic afoot, including people being changed into animals. It is not necessary to read the first books to enjoy this highly original and complete story but, once hooked on Harry, children will want to read the prequels. (10 yrs +) (Kirkus UK)
Series: Harry Potter Ser.
For Ages: 9 - 15 years old
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: August 1999
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 13.0 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.39