Harry Potter and the Prisoner of AzkabanBook - 2013
New York, NY : Scholastic, Inc., 
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blue_dolphin_10122 thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 10 and 99
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"Happiness can be found in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light."
"I solemnly swear that I am up to no good."
Mooney presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business
"Mooney presents his compliments to Professor Snape, and begs him to keep his abnormally large nose out of other people's business."
"Mr. Prongs agrees with Mr. Mooney and would like to add that Professor Snape is an ugly git."
"Mr. Padfoot would like to register his astonishment that an idiot like that ever became a professor."
"Mr. Wormtail bids Professor Snape good day, and advises him to wash his hair, the slimeball."
"Right, Neville," said Professor Lupin. "First things first: what would you say is the thing that frightens you most in the world?"
Neville looked around rather wildly, as though begging someone to help him, then said, in barely more than a whisper, "Professor Snape."
"Darkness can be found at the darkest times if one only remembers to turn on the light"
“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.”-Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore (Considered to be the most powerful wizard of his time. He was most famous for his defeat of Gellert Grindelwald, the discovery of the twelve uses of dragon's blood, and his work on alchemy with Nicolas Flamel).
" 'I don't go looking for trouble,' said Harry, nettled. 'Trouble usually finds me.' "
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The book starts off with a BANG! right before Harry's thirteenth birthday. Harry blows up his aunt, experienced an adventures ride on the Knight bus, only to find out that Sirius Black, the traitor responsible for his parents' deaths, a notorious mass-murderer and Voldemort supporter, has broken out of Azkaban and is now out to kill Harry! But things are not as always as they seem...
Harry Potter is heavily protected at Hogwarts from Sirius Black, yet he always finds a way to get into an adventure! Will he survive this one?
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban opens on the night before Harry's thirteenth birthday, when he receives gifts by owl post from his friends at school. The next morning at breakfast, Harry sees on television that a man named Black is on the loose from prison. At this time, Aunt Marge comes to stay with the Dursleys, and she insults Harry's parents numerous times. Harry accidentally causes her to inflate. Harry leaves the Dursley's house and is picked up by the Knight Bus, but only after an alarming sighting of a large, black dog. The Knight Bus drops Harry off at Diagon Alley, where he is greeted by Cornelius Fudge, the Minister of Magic. He rents a room and awaits the start of school. In Diagon Alley, Harry finishes his schoolwork, admires a Firebolt broomstick in the window of a shop, and after some time, finds his friends Ron and Hermione. At a pet shop, Hermione buys a cat named Crookshanks, who chases Scabbers, Ron's aging pet rat. Ron is most displeased. The night before they all head off to Hogwarts, Harry overhears Ron's parents discussing the fact that Sirius Black is after Harry.
After barely surviving an attack from Dementors, Harry Potter arrives to Hogwarts School od Witchcraft and Wizardry, excited and ready to start his third year in magical education! But the school is currently under threat by a criminal named Sirius Black, therefore Dementors, creatures who suck out all the happiness in people, have come to guard the School. But why do the Dementors tend to affect Harry more than everybody else? And what is the REAL story behind Black's history?
enjoy harry when he tries to escape from siruis black, the guy who betrayed his parents, but at the end he finds something really strange
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