Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

by J. K. Rowling | 435 pages

Harry Potter. Number 3. This time we get to meet the prisoner of Azkaban. None other than Harry’s wrongfully-imprisoned Godfather with the coolest name ever: Sirius Black. We also get to hang out with Professor Lupin, our new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher (and werewolf!) and a Hippogriff named Buckbeak. Good times! :) Big Ideas we explore include: how to recover from an encounter with a dementor, how to deal with a boggart (Riddikulus!), the only thing to fear, how to deal with a dementor (Expecto Patronus!), how to do something super hard (hint: do it before).


“Harry pulled out the Hogsmeade permission form and looked at it, no longer grinning. It would be wonderful to visit Hogsmeade on weekends; he knew it was an entirely wizarding village, and he had never set foot there. But how on earth was he going to persuade Uncle Vernon or Aunt Petunia to sign the form?

He looked over at the alarm clock. It was now two o’clock in the morning.

Deciding that he’d worry about the Hogsmeade form when he woke up, Harry got back into bed and reached up to cross off another day on the chart he’d made for himself, counting down the days left until his return to Hogwarts. Then he took off his glasses and lay down, eyes open, facing three birthday cards.

Extremely unusual though he was, at that moment Harry Potter felt just like everybody else—glad, for the first time in his life, that it was his birthday.”

~ J. K. Rowling from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter. Number 3.

This time we get to meet the prisoner of Azkaban. None other than Harry’s wrongfully-imprisoned Godfather with the coolest name ever: Sirius Black.

We also get to hang out with Professor Lupin, our new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher (and werewolf!) and a Hippogriff named Buckbeak. Good times! :)

Check out our Notes on the whole Harry Potter series here. (And, get a copy of the book here.)

I’m excited to share my thoughts on a few of my favorite Big Ideas so let’s jump on our broomsticks again and kick off the ground!

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J. K. Rowling

Novelist and screenwriter who wrote the Harry Potter fantasy series.