Shouldn't You Be In School?

Hardcover | September 30, 2014

byLemony Snicket

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There was a town, and there was a librarian, and there was a fire. While I was in town I was hired to investigate this fire, and I thought the librarian could help me bring a villain to justice. I was almost thirteen and I was wrong. I was wrong about all of it. I should have asked the question, "Why would someone destroy one building when they really wanted to destroy another?" Instead, I asked the wrong questions-four wrong questions, more or less. This is the account of the third.

Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is trying to smoke out an arsonist but soon finds himself enveloped in a thickening haze of mystery that has settled upon the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that?

Maybe you should be in school.

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There was a town, and there was a librarian, and there was a fire. While I was in town I was hired to investigate this fire, and I thought the librarian could help me bring a villain to justice. I was almost thirteen and I was wrong. I was wrong about all of it. I should have asked the question, "Why would someone destroy one building ...

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:336 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 1 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443401986

ISBN - 13:9781443401982

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Praise for Who Could That Be at This Hour?:A New York Times Notable Children’s Book of 2012A Kirkus Best of 2012 selection“Will thrill fans of the author’s earlier works and have even reluctant readers turning pages with the fervor of seasoned bookworms. A must-have.” —School Library Journal (starred review)“Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven."" —Kirkus Reviews (starred review)“Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)“Full of Snicket's characteristic wit and word play . . . this book belongs in all collections.” —Voya (starred review)Praise for When Did You See Her Last?:“The author's trademark wit and talent for sustaining suspense make this fast-paced, noir mystery a fun choice for kids who enjoy a good whodunit.” —School Library Journal“Snicket introduces a sometimes charming, more often alarming cast of characters…all of whom keep the pages turning. The droll young Snicket makes a perfect presenter as he careens from difficulty to difficulty, yet always with his eye on the ball.” —Booklist