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Harry Potter und der Gefangene von Azkaban Hardcover – December 1, 1999


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 9 and up
  • Grade Level: 4 and up
  • Series: Harry Potter (Book 3)
  • Hardcover: 447 pages
  • Publisher: Carlsen Verlag Gmbtl (December 1999)
  • Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3551551693
  • ISBN-13: 978-3551551696
  • Product Dimensions: 8.6 x 5.6 x 1.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.5 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #812,727 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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J K (Joanne Kathleen) Rowling was born in the summer of 1965 at Yate General Hospital in England and grew up in Chepstow, Gwent where she went to Wyedean Comprehensive. Jo left Chepstow for Exeter University, where she earned a French and Classics degree, and where her course included one year in Paris. As a postgraduate she moved to London to work at Amnesty International, doing research into human rights abuses in Francophone Africa. She started writing the Harry Potter series during a Manchester to London King's Cross train journey, and during the next five years, outlined the plots for each book and began writing the first novel. Jo then moved to northern Portugal, where she taught English as a foreign language. She married in October 1992 and gave birth to her daughter Jessica in 1993. When her marriage ended, she returned to the UK to live in Edinburgh, where "Harry Potter & the Philosopher's Stone" was eventually completed and in 1996 she received an offer of publication. The following summer the world was introduced to Harry Potter."Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" was published by Bloomsbury Children's Books in June 1997 and was published as "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" in America by Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic in September 1998.The second title in the series, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", was published in July 1998 (June 2, 1999 in America) and was No. 1 in the adult hardback bestseller charts for a month after publication. "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" was published on 8th July 1999 (September 8, 1999 in America) to worldwide acclaim and massive press attention. The book spent four weeks at No.1 in the adult hardback bestseller charts, while "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" simultaneously topped the paperback charts. In the US the first three Harry Potter books occupied the top three spots on numerous adult bestseller lists.The fourth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" was published in Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia 8th July 2000 with a record first print run of 1 million copies for the UK and 3.8 million for the US. It quickly broke all records for the greatest number of books sold on the first weekend of publication. The fifth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was published in Britain, the USA, Canada and Australia on 21st June 2003. Published in paperback on 10th July 2004, it is the longest in the series - 766 pages - and broke the records set by "Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire" as the fastest selling book in history. The sixth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince", was published in the UK, US and other English-speaking countries on 16th July 2005 and also achieved record sales.The seventh and final book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," was published in the UK, US and other English speaking countries on 21st July 2007. The book is the fastest selling book in the UK and USA and sales have contributed to breaking the 375 million copies mark worldwide.J K Rowling has also written two small volumes, which appear as the titles of Harry's school books within the novels. "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and "Quidditch Through The Ages" were published by Bloomsbury Children's Books and Scholastic in March 2001 in aid of Comic Relief. The Harry Potter books have sold 400 million copies worldwide. They are distributed in over 200 territories and are translated into 67 languages.

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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Laura Lynn Walsh on May 20, 2000
Format: Hardcover
Preface: I am not a native German speaker and I read the book in English before reading it in German.
While reading a book about flubberworms and magic potions is difficult from the standpoint of new vocabulary, it is so exciting and satisfying when you realize that you are enjoying the story and not just the struggle to understand a foreign language. This is definitely a good way to maintain or add to a good, but not perfect facility with German as a second language.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 17, 2000
Format: Hardcover
I originally read this book in English, which is my native language and loved it. I later read the book in German to try and improve my language skills, and I got so caught up in the story, I forgot how difficult it was to read a novel in a foreign language! The plot is enchanting and the fantastic characters made the book a really enjoyable read. People, young and old, will fall in love with Harry all over again when they read about the dilemmas he encounters in his 3rd year at Hogwarts. For native German speakers, alle die Deutsche Kinde and foreign language students like myself, Harry Potter und der Gefange von Azkaban will be a favourite!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Gamergirl010203 on December 2, 2011
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I first purchased Harry Potter und der Stein der Weisen and fell in love with it. The first chapter book I read in English as a child was Sorcerer's Stone and the first chapter book I read in German was der Stein der Weisen. I went on to purchase the next one and finally this one. I hope to buy the rest of the books (or maybe someone will get them for me for Christmas!(Hint hint to anyone who knows me lol)

Anywho, the translation seems to be very accurate unlike the Spanish translation that I had read before. It's fun and easy to understand, a great way to practice your German. I love to show the books to my friends, who find German fascinating since they only had Spanish in their high schools.

I recommend this book (and series, really) to anyone who wishes to practice their German (especially if like me, you have no native German speakers for friends).
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By L. Rogers on April 10, 2012
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These books are a great tool for English speakers who have read the series in English and want to improve or maintain their German language skills. I started reading book one at German level B2-1 of the common european framework of reference for languages (roughly 'lower-upper-intermediate' level) and, once I got past the first chapter or so and got used to it, found the reading to be not only doable but enjoyable. I think many of the words would be difficult for someone who had not already read the books in English (unless you happen to already be familiar with words like 'Kobold'...). I have actually read the English series a number of times and was worried that the German translation would be too different and I wouldn't like it, but that has absolutely been no issue, I think they did a fantastic job with the translations. Enjoy!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Jeffrey S. Harmon on April 8, 2010
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A great read for an experienced German speaker who is looking to improve. Einfach toll!
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