Bloomsbury UK, paperback, 312 p.
Book #3 in the Harry Potter series
WINNER of the Whitbread Award- Children's Book of the Year, 1999
(Book #23 for 2007, Book #3 for M&N's Summer 7 Challenge)
Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can’t wait to get back to school after the summer holiday. (Who wouldn’t if they lived with the horrible Dursleys?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There’s an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school…The fun continues. I like Book #3 as it starts to get a bit more complicated, and things are building up to later events. Plus there’s the Knight Bus, the Marauder’s Map, Buckbeak, Sirius Black, Dementors, Hermione’s secret and lots more. As for the movie, plenty of changes as usual but all of the main stuff is there. I love how they’ve done the Marauder’s Map! And it’s interesting to see the actors growing up on-screen. I’m looking forward to reading and seeing Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire later this month.
My Rating: 4/5