"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" is the third volume in the Harry Potter book series by Joanne K. Rowling. It was released in the UK in July 1999 with a print run of 240,000 copies. The third volume sold an estimated 55 million copies and was filmed in 2004 by the Mexican director Alfonso Cuarón. The sorcerer’s apprentice Harry Potter spends his summer vacation as every year with his only relatives, the Muggles of the Dursley family, who treat him badly. In the coming school year at the Hogwarts School of Magic, Harry's grade is allowed to visit the nearby wizarding village of Hogsmeade for the first time. To do this, Harry has to have the permission letter signed by his guardian, nasty Uncle Vernon Dursley, who makes this dependent on Harry's behavior during the summer holidays. During the visit of Aunt Magda, Vernon's sister, she criticizes Harry and also insults his father James Potter, which makes Harry so excited that he can no longer control his magical powers and causes Magda to swell into a balloon. Not only is he dealing with the anger of the Dursleys, he also has to fear being expelled from school, as this is Harry's second offense against the ban on magic by minors outside school.
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