A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

byLemony SnicketIllustratorBrett Helquist

August 25, 1999|
A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
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In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy. 

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events andThe Composer Is Dead.
Title:A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
Product dimensions:176 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.74 in
Shipping dimensions:176 pages, 7 X 5 X 0.74 in
Published:August 25, 1999
Appropriate for ages:9 - 12
ISBN - 13:9780064407663

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