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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban : Harry Potter Series : Book 3 - J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter Series : Book 3

Hardcover

Published: August 1999
For Ages: 9 - 15 years old
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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)

ISBN: 9780747542155
ISBN-10: 0747542155
Series: Harry Potter Ser.
Audience: Children
For Ages: 9 - 15 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
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

J. K. Rowling

J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in July 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive.

Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, her course including one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London and worked as a researcher at Amnesty International among other jobs. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a delayed Manchester to London King’s Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel.

Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to a daughter Jessica in 1993. When the marriage ended, she and Jessica returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone was eventually completed.

Jo married Dr. Neil Murray in 2001, and a brother for Jessica, David, was born in 2003. A sister, Mackenzie, followed in 2005.

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