Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is one of the Harry Potter series. It is the third novel that synchronizes the third year of Harry at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry along with his friends Hermione and Ron investigate the escaped prisoner named Sirius Black. They believed that this prisoner from Azkaban is one of the old allies of Lord Voldemort.
It was in July 1999 when the book was brought out into public in United Kingdom by Bloomsbury. Consequently, the novel was published in United States by Scholastica Inc. in September 1999. Sixty-eight thousand copies of this book were sold in just 3 days after it was released. The Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban had won various awards in 1999 and 2000 respectively. Some of the awards include the Bram Stoker Award, Whitbread Children’s Book Award and the Locus Award for Best Fantasy Novel.