Harry Potter, along with his friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can't wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn't if they lived with the Dursley's?) But when Harry gets to Hogwarts, the atmosphere is tense. There's an escaped mass murderer on the loose, and the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been called in to guard the school.
Joanne Rowling (born 1965), who writes under the pen name J. K. Rowling, is an English writer and author of the Harry Potter fantasy series
Photo: J. P. Masclet 2007.