Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Book 3 of 8 in the Harry Potter Series
Interest LevelReading LevelReading A-ZATOSWord Count
Grades 4 - 8Grades 4 - 8V6.7106821

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.

Hardcover, 435 pages
Published on October 1, 1999 by Scholastic
ISBN-10: 0439136350
ISBN-13: 9780439136358
484 Book Reviews
  • meggles202020
    meggles2020202 days55 stars
    Harry Potter was famous because of an incident when he was a child. He grew up with a horrible family, the Dursleys. Soon he finds out he is a wizard. The books are the story of young, famous, Harry Potter and his adventures in Hogwarts with his best friends. The theme of the book is friendship and love is worth more than a million dollars. I recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure and friendship.
    • harrypotter_10
      harrypotter_1030 days55 stars
      I liked it because of Sirius Black turning to be Harry's godfather and gifting firebolts
      • nick05
        nick05about 2 months55 stars
        I have read all of the Harry Potter books. When I was done with the books. I felt like the Harry Potter characters were my friends. I read the books a lot
        • nick05
          nick05about 2 months55 stars
          I have read all of the Harry Potter books. When I was done with the books. I felt like the Harry Potter characters were my friends. I read the books a lot
          • eagle_fan11
            eagle_fan112 months55 stars
            Describe your character. The main character of this book is Harry Potter. He is 13 and he is a wizard. He goes to a school for wizards and he loves it more than his home because he is mistreated. This was all about Harry Potter and what he does in his life. What is this character like from the beginning? In the beginning Harry Potter is mad at his aunt and uncle because they are not wizards and they do not like magic but Harry Potter is a wizard. He also doesn’t like his cousin because he bullies him and makes fun of him. What is this character like towards the end? Harry Potter is no longer mad. That is because he had won the house cup for their house. He was very happy. But he was still kind of sad because he hoped to leave and go and live with his godfather. He was funny when he had to leave. He told his uncle about his godfather and he made a joke about him. What do others say about this character? Well his two best friends say he is nice and others say that too but Malfoy hates Harry Potter and Harry hates him because Harry did not want to be in his crew so now they hate each other. Malfoy makes fun of him and other things. Describe this character and how is this character important. One of the supporting character is Ron Weasley. Ron is a red hair boy like his whole family and he helps Harry when he is down and doesn't know stuff about the wizarding world. Ron is Harry’s best friend and nothing will change that. Describe this character and how is this character important. Another supporting character is Hermione. Harry and Ron saved her life and now they are best friends. Hermione loves the wizarding world. She loves books. Sometimes she can be a know it all. Her parents are muggles which are not wizards and she was going to be one too, but she turned out to be a wizard. She also hates Malfoy like Harry and Ron. She helps Harry and Ron throughout the books and when Harry has no time she lets Ron and Harry copy her work .
            • coachella
              coachella5 months
              I chose to read this book because I loved the first two
              • 32156kk
                32156kk5 months55 stars
                WONDERFUL!
                • angelachang
                  angelachang6 months55 stars
                  Harry Potter is so brave! he saved his godfather and defeated the dementors, he also saved Hagrid's creature Buckbeak. But I could not believe that he blew up his aunt, even if he is very angry, he shouldn't do magic outside the school especially to hurt someone who protects him from Voldemort.
                  • sparklecorn
                    sparklecorn3 months55 stars
                    Remember he can't control that whenever he gets mad or sad he does magic without knowing it at first anyways I love this book
                  • bookfan123
                    bookfan1236 months55 stars
                    The Harry Potter books have been full of 5-star suspense, and for it to continue- and become even better- is certainly an achievement authors can dream about but J.K. Rowling has snatched out of thin air. For starters, Harry thinks he's an outcast after accidentally blowing up his aunt, but that's the least unexpected thing in this book, which probably says a lot. When Harry Potter come into Hogwarts for the third time, he has defeated Voldemort 3 times. Which is the lucky number. But will his luck stretch... considering the brand new problem the author brings in...the Prisoner of Azkaban. Sirius blacks is convicted of killing 12 Muggles (non-wizards) and 1 wizard, and is held in Azkaban with dementors, which suck the good thoughts out of you. Breaking out of the prison is hard, but that's just what Sirius Black does. One thing is clear: He is after Harry Potter, the destroyer of his master and him. This time, Harry's not that lucky...
                    • emeralddragon17
                      emeralddragon176 months55 stars
                      Harry blows Aunt Marge, Lupin is a wolf the rat's a man, a prisoner is at large, they use time travel to save the Prisoner of Askaban who just turns out to be Harry's Godfather I don't get it either... btw I heard this song on Youtube you can listen to the beginning and end of this on youtube.