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|Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban|
Author: Rowling, J. K.
During his third year at Hogwarts School for Witchcraft and Wizardry, Harry Potter must confront the devious and dangerous wizard responsible for his parents' deaths.
Harry Potter, #3
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: MG
Reading Level: 6.70
Points: 18.0 Quiz: 32082
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 3-5
Reading Level: 5.90
Points: 22.0 Quiz: 17112
Common Core Standards
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 3 → Reading → RL Literature → 3.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Grade 3 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 3.RF Fluency
Grade 4 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 4.RF Fluency
Grade 5 → Reading → RF Foundational Skills → 5.RF Fluency
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Integration & Knowledge of Ideas
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → Texts Illustrating the Complexity, Quality, & Rang
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Craft & Structure
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 6 → Reading → RL Literature → 6.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 6 → Reading → CCR College & Career Readiness Anchor Standards fo
Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 7 → Reading → RL Literature → 7.RL Range of Reading & LEvel of Text Complexity
Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Key Ideas & Details
Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Integration of Knowledge & Ideas
Grade 8 → Reading → RL Literature → 8.RL Range of Reading & Level of Text Complexity
Grade 5 → Reading → RL Literature → 5.RL Craft & Structure
Kirkus Reviews (09/15/99)
School Library Journal (10/99)
Booklist (+) (09/01/99)
The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books (10/99)
The Hornbook (11/99)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 10/01/1999 Gr 4-8-Isn't it reassuring that some things just get better and better? Harry is back and in fine form in the third installment of his adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His summer with the hideous Dursley family is cut short when, during a fit of quite understandable rage, he turns his Aunt Marge into an enormous balloon and then runs away. Soon, it becomes quite apparent that someone is trying to kill him; even after Harry is ensconced in the safety of fall term at Hogwarts, the attacks continue. Myriad subplots involving a new teacher with a secret, Hermione's strangely heavy class schedule, and enmity between Ron's old rat, Scabbers, and Hermione's new cat, Crookshanks, all mesh to create a stunning climax. The pace is nonstop, with thrilling games of Quidditch, terrifying Omens of Death, some skillful time travel, and lots of slimy Slytherins sneaking about causing trouble. This is a fabulously entertaining read that will have Harry Potter fans cheering for more.-Eva Mitnick, Los Angeles Public Library Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information. - Copyright 1999 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.
Bulletin for the Center... - 10/01/1999 Harry has finally had it. His guardians, the Dursleys, are bad enough, but when Aunt Marge shows up for a visit bent on unpleasantness, Harry rebels. Running off into the night, he’s picked up by “The Knight Bus,” which delivers him to the Ministry of Magic, which, surprisingly, sets Harry up in an inn and keeps an eye on him till the new term starts at Hogwarts School of Magic. It turns out that Sirius Black, minion of the bad guy, Lord Voldemort, has escaped from the notorious Azkaban Prison, and there is every reason to believe he is trying to kill Harry. A mysterious new professor of the Dark Arts, attempts on Harry’s life, a map that knows where everyone is, and a dangerous game of Quidditch are only a few of the elements comprised in this fast-paced third entry into the series. As Harry, Ron, and Hermione get closer to the truth, danger gets closer to them, finally climaxing in a horrific scene with some of the scariest critters ever conjured by a writer’s imagination, the Dementors. Rowling’s characterizations are succinctly evocative and often slyly funny, ensuring that readers develop a fondness for her players, care what happens to them, and come back for more. Promising hints of a more pleasant domicile will satisfy readers waiting for Harry to get the loving home life he deserves. - Copyright 1999 The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.