Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban


Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third book in the Harry Potter series. In it, JK Rowling, ramps up the action and the world building by revealing a ton of new characters, ideas and history. Just to name a few: Sirius Black, Remus Lupin, Peter Pettigrew, animagi, boggarts, dementors, Expecto patronum!, the Marauder’s Map, time turners, etc, etc, etc. We learn more about the previous war against Voldemort and a bit about Harry’s parents’ past. Phew! So many things we learn in this book remain important for the rest of the series. 

We hope you had a great time reading the third book in this exciting series, and will join us in reading the next installment, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire! Please enjoy discussing the events of this book in the comments!

  • Tell us in the comments what you would do with a time turner?
  • If you could have a long lost relative/godparent, who would you want it to be?
  • If you could hear this same story from another person’s point of view, who would you choose?
  • Were you shocked at the reveal of Scabbers’ true identity? 
  • What do you think your boggart would look like?
  • How about your patronus?
  • Why couldn’t anyone prove Sirius was innocent?
What did we miss? Is there anything you would like to discuss or any questions you and your family had? Did you have a favorite quote or a favorite scene?
Please introduce them in the comments.

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We ask library patrons under 13 to participate in these discussions with adult supervision. We would like to encourage families to incorporate discussion questions into their at-home book chats. Discussions are open to first time readers, and super-fans, so please limit spoilers to the book currently being discussed and previous ones only.  There will be a second post, later in the month for overarching theories and ideas, and for connecting what happens in this book to events in future installments.

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