Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

fantasy novel by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. The book was released on 8 July 1999. It covers Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts. A movie based on the book was released on 31 May 2004. This is the only book where Lord Voldemort does not make an appearance.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
AuthorJ. K. Rowling
IllustratorCliff Wright (UK Edition)
Mary GrandPré (US Edition)
Jim Kay (Illustrated Edition)
CountryUnited Kingdom
SeriesHarry Potter
Release number
3rd in series
Publication date
8 July 1999 (UK)
8 September 1999 (US)
Pages317 (UK Edition)
462 (2014 UK Edition)
435 (US Edition)
464 (2013 US Edition)
326 (Illustrated Edition)
Preceded byHarry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 
Followed byHarry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 

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After accidentally inflating his aunt Marge, Harry leaves the Dursleys, and catches a ride on the street on a magical bus called The Knight Bus. Before he begins his way back to Hogwarts, he learns of Sirius Black, a mass murderer, believed to have killed thirteen people with a single curse. Black has escaped from the wizard prison, Azkaban. Meanwhile, upon meeting the Weasleys, Harry learns that, despite accidentally using magic (which is illegal), he has not been expelled. Mr. Weasley tells Mrs. Weasley of Sirius Black's motive to kill Harry when Harry overhears this he is told not to go looking for Black. Later in the book, Harry soon realizes why.

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