Harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban book review guardian

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harry potter and the prisoner of azkaban book review guardian

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Stay home on Saturday week. The nation's high streets will be mobbed by parents and children stampeding to obtain not the latest faddish toy or computer game or movie spin-off merchandise, but a book. You know, one of those old-fashioned things, pre-audiobooks and e-novels, with lots of words printed on crisp white pages snugly bound between hard covers. In any other circumstances, this would be cause for stunned rejoicing. The book is not dead, long live the book, etc.
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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J K Rowling - review Nominated for the Whitbread Book Award, taken from website: in bureaus around the world, The Guardian offers a unique voice and outsider perspective.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

JK Rowling - Joanne to her friends - conjured up Harry Potter and his wizard school, Hogwarts, while stuck on a train to Manchester nine years ago. In book one, the orphaned year-old is sent off by his beastly uncle and aunt to Hogwarts, where for the first time in his short and troubled life he finds himself among kindred spirits. He's no longer an oddity but a bit of a hero - a wizard at the treacherous airborne sport of quidditch, who can handle a broomstick like no one else, but is not above getting himself into the most fearful scrapes. Over the series of what will be seven books looms the spectre of Voldemort, an evil genius who murdered Harry's parents, and may at any time come back to get Harry. In the latest volume Harry and his friends have reached the disorientating middle years of adolescence. The Prisoner of Azkaban is correspondingly darker and more fragmented. Whereas earlier episodes were framed by a benign adult authority that could save children from the worst they could do to themselves, here there are no such certainties.

A new cover for Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be winging its way into bookshops in September
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Publisher Bloomsbury is furious that the cult children's book, which is outselling Thomas Harris's much-trumpeted new Hannibal Lecter thriller by five to one, will not be included in the main list. Harry Potter's many fans won't be happy either. But Caroline Gascoigne, literary editor of the Sunday Times, insists that the Harry books should not be included on the adult list alongside works of literature like the book of Star Wars Episode 1: The Phanton Menace. We have never included children's books on our main bestseller list, it's as simple as that. That is why Harry is on the children's list instead. She would not be swayed by the fact that Bloomsbury has produced "adult" versions of the Harry stories with less colourful covers so that older readers would not be embarrassed to read them in public. Ms Gascoigne said she would never give in to pressure from publishers.

The Harry Potter series are described as 'children books', however, in my opinion, whether you're twelve or twenty two, I highly recommend them!! Now after a long summer and some aunt abusing antics , Harry is back at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, with his trusty best friends: Ron and Hermione. Yet, secret and mysterious things are happening in the wizarding world, and Harry is not safe from the dark and dangerous people at large. Who is the infamous Sirius Black, who escaped from the notorious wizard prison: Azkaban? And what could the fugitive Black possibly want with Harry? Harry, Ron and Hermione, spend another magical year at Hogwarts, where Harry learns far more about his past then he could have expected.


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  3. Nathan N. says:

    The brand new cover for the Prisoner of Azkaban:

  4. Prunella L. says:

    New cover versus old cover

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