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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling. The book was released on July 8, 1999. It covers Harry Potter's third year at Hogwarts. A movie based on the book was released on May 31, 2004. This is the only book where Lord Voldemort does not make an appearance.


After accidentally inflating his Aunt Marge, Harry leaves the Dursleys, and catches a ride on the street on a magical bus called The Knight Bus. Before he begins his way back to Hogwarts, he learns of Sirius Black, a mass murderer, believed to have killed thirteen people with a single curse. Black has escaped from the wizard prison, Azkaban. Harry also finds that he is not expelled for inflating Aunt Marge and Cornelius Fudge. The Minister Of Magic just asks him to promise not to wander into muggle London. Mr. Weasley tells Mrs. Weasley of Siruis Black's motive to kill Harry. When Harry overhears this he is told not to go looking for Black. Later in the book, Harry soon realizes why.

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