Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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The UK cover of the book.
Release dateJuly 8, 1999 (UK)
September 8, 1999 (US)
IllustratorsCliff Wright (UK)
Mary GrandPré (US)
Pages317 (UK)
435 (US)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third instalment in the highly successful Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling.


[edit] Publishment Details

First published in Great Britain on July 8, 1999 by Bloomsbury Publising PLC.

Published in the United States of America on September 8, 1999 by Scholastic Books.

Total of 61 million copies sold worldwide.

[edit] Dedication

"To Jill Prewett and Aine Kiely,
The godmothers of swing"

[edit] Plot Overview

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 well be a traitor in their midst.

[edit] Awards

  • An ALA Notable Book, 1999
  • Los Angeles Times Best Book, 1999
  • Booklist Editor's Choice
  • FCBG Children's Book Award, 1999
  • #1 New York Times Bestseller
  • Whitbread Children's Book of the Year, 1999
  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize, 1999
  • Bram Stoker Award; "Work for Young Readers"
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Young Adult Book Award

[edit] Appearance

Cover Art

[edit] Statistics

Word Count

  • 107,253 words

Number of Chapters

  • 22 Chapters


  • 317 (United Kingdom)
  • 435 (United States)

[edit] Audiobooks

United Kingdom:

  • Narrated by Stephen Fry

United States:

  • Narrated by Jim Dale

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