The Lump Of Coal by Lemony SnicketThe Lump Of Coal by Lemony Snicket

The Lump Of Coal

byLemony Snicket

Hardcover | September 30, 2008

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This is a story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and move itself around.

Is there a more charming holiday tale to behold? Probably, but Lemony Snicket has not written one.

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events andThe Composer Is Dead.
Title:The Lump Of CoalFormat:HardcoverDimensions:40 pages, 6 × 6 × 0.34 inPublished:September 30, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0061574287

ISBN - 13:9780061574283


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quirky I absolutely loved this book. In true Lemony Snicket fashion, the book talks to the reader, engaging them, and is full of dry wit. The illustrations, also, are wonderful and amusing, full of great detail. This is a funny little story about the adventures of a lump of coal looking for a Christmas miracle. He just wants to be creative and draw charcoal lines and maybe barbecue some meat — he is a lump of coal, after all. I think kids, especially young school aged kids, and adults alike will enjoy this quirky, off beat story that embraces the importance of miracles and creativity.
Date published: 2017-12-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unexpected Treasure In this story, it starts off a little sad. No one wants a lump of coal for Christmas. At least, that’s what you think. Someone wants a lump of coal and it makes them very happy. Snicket turns a negative into a positive without being obvious. It just happens naturally, as we follow the coal on his journey. The Lump Of Coal, I think, actually teaches you to look beyond preconceptions. A cliché comes to mind, but I think it’s appropriate in this instance. One person’s trash is another person’s treasure. PS: The cover is actually silver, not white.
Date published: 2010-01-04
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Another Hilarious Holiday Story by Lemony Snicket Lemony Snicket has done it again. Creating a story about a lump of coal and turning it into tale of friendship, gratitude, and, yes, the small miracles that can happen in one’s everyday life. Definitely a good read for anyone who is familiar with his style (and even those that aren’t) and his bestselling series, Series of Unfortunate Events. I love how he turned a lump of coal that tends to be used in the everyday bbq into the soul of an artist.
Date published: 2008-12-10