Harry is lucky to back again at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry once again for his third year. Having now survived attacks of Lord Voldemort three times, once as a baby and twice at school, what will this year bring for Harry? Harry is hoping that nothing unusual will take place this term, but to his horror, a supposed murderer has escaped Azkaban Prison and is hunting Harry down. Dementors, guards at Azkaban Prison, are swarming Hogwarts, acting as guards to protect the school. Should Harry listen to the prediction of Professor Trelawney, teacher of Divination, that he will be dead by the end of the year? Will Harry be safe at Hogwarts or will the murderer find him even here with Albus Dumbledore watching over?
I am again impressed with the turnout of the continuation of the Harry Potter series. Full of magic, magical creatures, predictions of death, and murderers, once again J.K. Rowling has presented a fascinating story that leaves readers wanting to stay up late and read more.
Series: Harry Potter
Genre: fantasy; fiction; magic; science fiction
Literary awards: Bram Stoker Award for Best Work for Young Readers (1999), Hugo Award Nominee for Best Novel (2000), Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel (2000), Whitbread Award for Children's Book of the Year (1999), Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature (2008)
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing (UK), Arthur A. Levine Books (US)
Publication date: July 8, 1999
Number of pages: 341
Grade Level: 4-7
Other books in the Harry Potter Series:
1-Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
2-Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
4-Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5-Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6-Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows