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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A look back at the third book in the magical series

June 01, 2010

 

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

THE PROBLEM:

A criminal named Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban, a high-security jail for wizards, and he's looking for Harry.
 
QUIDDITCH UPDATE:
Harry gets a firebolt, the top of the line of high-performance flying brooms.
 
SCARY MONSTER:
Dementors, prison guards that drain the hope and happiness out of everyone around them.
 
MAGICAL GADGET:
The Sneakoscope, an object that spins and glows when untrustworthy people are nearby.
 
DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS TEACHER:
Remus Lupin, a sympathetic and skillful wizard with a magic-er, tragic flaw.
 
NEW SPELL:
The Patronus charm. It wards off dementors.
 
WHAT HARRY LEARNS:
That those we have lost are always with us, in particular when we need them the most.
 
NUMBER OF PAGES:
435
 
Click here to read about Book 4, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

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