One day, Aunt Marge visits the Dursley family's house. After Harry loses his temper at her, she begins to inflate, and later floats away into the sky. Knowing he will be expelled, Harry runs away, and the Knight Bus takes him to the Leaky Cauldron. He meets Cornelius Fudge, the Minister for Magic. Harry turns out that he is not expelled, and stays in a room for the rest of the summer. Hermione now has a new pet cat, Crookshanks. As Harry, Ron and Hermione enter the Hogwarts Express, they find an asleep Remus Lupin. During their third year, Lupin is now the Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher, while Hagrid is the teacher for Care of Magical Creatures. In one class, Harry rides on a Hippogriff named Buckbeak. When Draco tries to pet the creature, he gets attacked. After around a month, Lupin becomes ill, and now Snape has to substitute for every class. After Christmas, Harry receives a Firebolt, as a replacement for his old Nimbus 2000 that got destroyed by the Whomping Willow. Around the end of the year, Buckbeak is sentenced to death, and the trio find themselves in the Shrieking Shack. Peter Pettigrew appears to be Scabbers as an animagus, Lupin becomes a werewolf, and Sirius Black is a black dog, the Grim. But with the help of the Time Turner, Buckbeak's life is saved, and he flies away with Sirius Black into the night sky.


  1. Owl Post 
  2. Aunt Marge's Big Mistake 
  3. The Knight Bus 
  4. The Leaky Cauldron 
  5. The Dementor 
  6. Talons and Tea Leaves 
  7. The Boggart in the Wardrobe 
  8. Flight Of The Fat Lady 
  9. Grim Defeat 
  10. The Marauder's Map 
  11. The Firebolt 
  12. The Patronus 
  13. Gryffindor versus Ravenclaw 
  14. Snape's Grudge 
  15. The Quidditch Final 
  16. Professor Trelawney's Prediction 
  17. Cat, Rat and Dog 
  18. Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs 
  19. The Servant Of Lord Voldemort 
  20. The Dementors' Kiss 
  21. Hermione's Secret 
  22. Owl Post Again

In Other Languages

Language Title
French Harry Potter et le Prisonnier d'Azkaban
Spanish Harry Potter y el Prisionero de Azkaban
Portuguese Harry Potter e o Prisioneiro de Azkaban
Japanese ハリー・ポッターとアズカバンの囚人
Chinese 哈利波特阿玆卡班的逃犯
Korean 해리 포터와 아즈카반의 죄수
Thai แฮร์รี่ พอตเตอร์กับนักโทษแห่งอัซคาบัน

In Other Countries

Country of origin Language Release date
UK English July 8, 1999
France French October 19, 1999
South Korea Korean February 15, 2000
Brazil Portuguese December 2000
China Simplified Chinese Q1 2001
USA Spanish May 28, 2001
Taiwan Traditional Chinese June 22, 2001
Japan Japanese July 2001



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