Hey Kids! What a fun year we have been having! This year has flown by. We have been reading through some great books this year, and I hope that you are enjoying the “Sword at Sunset” by Rosemary Sutcliff.
But as we move towards the end of the year, its time to roll out the new book that we are going to be reading in December. Since it is a magical time of year, why not have a magical setting?? We are going to be diving into “Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban” by J.K. Rowling. Get ready for a fun and exciting read!
Harry Potter’s third year at Hogwarts is full of new dangers. A convicted murderer, Sirius Black, has broken out of Azkaban prison, and it seems he’s after Harry. Now Hogwarts is being patrolled by the dementors, the Azkaban guards who are hunting Sirius. But Harry can’t imagine that Sirius or, for that matter, the evil Lord Voldemort could be more frightening than the dementors themselves, who have the terrible power to fill anyone they come across with aching loneliness and despair. Meanwhile, life continues as usual at Hogwarts. A top-of-the-line broom takes Harry’s success at Quidditch, the sport of the Wizarding world, to new heights. A cute fourth-year student catches his eye. And he becomes close with the new Defense of the Dark Arts teacher, who was a childhood friend of his father. Yet despite the relative safety of life at Hogwarts and the best efforts of the dementors, the threat of Sirius Black grows ever closer. But if Harry has learned anything from his education in wizardry, it is that things are often not what they seem. Tragic revelations, heartwarming surprises, and high-stakes magical adventures await the boy wizard in this funny and poignant third installment of the beloved series.
Head over to the library and grab your copy today! Have a magically delicious read!