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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Rowling, J. K.

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ISBN 10: 1551922460 / ISBN 13: 9781551922461
Editorial: Raincoast Books, 1999
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
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Raincoast Books, Vancouver, British Columbia, 1999. Cliff Wright (dustjacket) (illustrator). First Canadian edition, 2nd printing (printing numbers list to 2 on copyright page). Hardcover, 317 pages. The third book in the highly acclaimed 'Harry Potter' series. Completely different from the American edition, this Canadian first edition is similar in format and design to the British original. It is the same size as the British edition and has the same dustjacket art by Cliff Wright, with British newspaper reviews and a list of British Awards on the front flap, and a child's fan letter on the back flap. It also has exactly the same text as the British edition, with none of the textual alterations made in the American edition. This is a Fine, brand new copy in a Fine flawless dustjacket. The Canadian edition has inevitably gone into many subsequent printings. N° de ref. de la librería 0000934

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Título: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Editorial: Raincoast Books

Año de publicación: 1999

Encuadernación: Hardcover

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine

Edición: 1st Edition

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Sinopsis:

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.

Review:

For most children, summer vacation is something to look forward to. But not for our 13-year-old hero, who's forced to spend his summers with an aunt, uncle, and cousin who detest him. The third book in J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series catapults into action when the young wizard "accidentally" causes the Dursleys' dreadful visitor Aunt Marge to inflate like a monstrous balloon and drift up to the ceiling. Fearing punishment from Aunt Petunia and Uncle Vernon (and from officials at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry who strictly forbid students to cast spells in the nonmagic world of Muggles), Harry lunges out into the darkness with his heavy trunk and his owl Hedwig.

As it turns out, Harry isn't punished at all for his errant wizardry. Instead he is mysteriously rescued from his Muggle neighborhood and whisked off in a triple-decker, violently purple bus to spend the remaining weeks of summer in a friendly inn called the Leaky Cauldron. What Harry has to face as he begins his third year at Hogwarts explains why the officials let him off easily. It seems that Sirius Black--an escaped convict from the prison of Azkaban--is on the loose. Not only that, but he's after Harry Potter. But why? And why do the Dementors, the guards hired to protect him, chill Harry's very heart when others are unaffected? Once again, Rowling has created a mystery that will have children and adults cheering, not to mention standing in line for her next book. Fortunately, there are four more in the works. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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