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Harry Potter
and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J. K. Rowling

first British printing: July 8, 1999 (3:45 pm)
first American printing: October 1999
illustrations by Mary GrandPré, 1999

Dedication:
To Jill Prewett and Aine Kiely, the Godmothers of Swing

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.

resources:

word count:
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:

  • audiobooks
  • film (Warner Bros. - June, 2004)
  • video/DVD (U.S. release date: November 25, 2004)
  • video games (Electronic Arts - June 2004)

related essays:

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)
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Primary editor: Steve Vander Ark. Previous editor(s): Steve Vander Ark, Michele Worley.
Original page date 18 February 2001; Last page update July 12, 2012 SVA.