by J. K. Rowling
and the Prisoner of Azkaban
first British printing: July 8, 1999
first American printing: October 1999
illustrations by Mary GrandPré, 1999
This is the third book of the series, and it marks a turning point in the saga, as Harry for the first time confronts the darker side of his own past and the pasts of some of the people he loves and trusts. Harry is forced to grow up a lot in this book, but he forms some very strong relationships with people who will be immensely important in his life.
- Reader's Guide to Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
a complete chapter-by chapter guide with notes and commentary
- Canon Portkey: detailed outline of the book
explore book three with links and cross-references
- day by day calendar of events in the book
- differences between the British and American versions
- edits and changes to the text
- visual timeline of the time travel episode
- gallery of cover art from around the world (from Leaky Galleries)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - 107,253 words
Official Word Count Provided by Scholastic Inc TM & © 1996-2004. All rights reserved.
other media versions:
- film (Warner Bros. - June, 2004)
- video/DVD (U.S. release date: November 25, 2004)
- video games (Electronic Arts - June 2004)
- An Elegantly-Woven Tapestry: Plotlines in Prisoner of Azkaban by Amy Z.
- A View of the Map: Understanding How the Marauder's Map Works by Steven Beers
author's comments about the book:
- "Out of the five books I've published, writing Azkaban was the easiest, and in some ways I think that shows." (PA/dvd)
Primary editor: Steve Vander Ark. Previous editor(s): Steve Vander Ark,
Original page date 18 February 2001; Last page update July 12, 2012 SVA.