A Series Of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy: The Austere Academy

Hardcover | July 20, 2000

byLemony Snicket

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As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can't help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school's motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to expect from Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, the deliciously morbid set of books that began with The Bad Beginning and only got worse.

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Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For these unfortunate siblings school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. In fact, within the chapters of The Austere Academy, the children will face strict puni...

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESAs the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can't help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school's motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak sto...

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As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School : they can′t help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school′s motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to e...

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events andThe Composer Is Dead.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:240 pages, 7 × 5 × 0.92 inPublished:July 20, 2000Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0064408639

ISBN - 13:9780064408639

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Dear Reader,If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives.Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E., and the metric system.It is my solemn duty to stay up all night researching and writing the history of these three hapless youngsters, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably choose some other book.With all due respect,Lemony Snicket

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Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For these unfortunate siblings school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. In fact, within the chapters of The Austere Academy, the children will face strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, a girl named Carmelita Spats, smelly sneakers, and the metric system. The fifth book in the A Series of Unfortunate Events series, which tells the wretched adventures of the charming Baudelaires at boarding school, is an exquisitely dark comedy, both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. The multitalented Lemony Snicket spins an uproariously unhappy tale about three captivating and resilient orphans facing yet another bout of outrageous misfortune.