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Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography

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Publisher Comments:

A Warning from the Publisher:

Many readers have questions about Lemony Snicket, author of the distressing serial concerning the trials of the charming but unlucky Baudelaire orphans, published under the collective title A Series of Unfortunate Events. Before purchasing, borrowing, or stealing this book, you should be aware that it contains the answers to some of those questions, such as the following:

1. Who is Lemony?

2. Is there a secret organization I should know about?

3. Why does Lemony Snicket spend his time researching and writing distressing books concerning the Baudelaire orphans?

4. Why do all of Lemony Snicket's books contain a sad dedication to a woman named Beatrice?

5. If there's nothing out there, what was that noise?

Our advice to you is that you find a book that answers less upsetting questions than this one. Perhaps your librarian, bookseller, or parole officer can recommend a book that answers the question, "Aren't ponies adorable?"

Review:

"Admirers of the saddening yet very important work that Mr. Snicket has done in his A Series of Unfortunate Events books have long been concerned about the tragic and elusive author. This book will answer some of their questions, although perhaps they would rather not know." Laura Miller, Salon.com

Review:

"A certain maniacal glee went into the creation of this archly humorous volume....[R]eaders will know they're in possession of something deliciously left of normal." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"Without the customary characters and plot to keep the momentum going, some readers will bog down before finishing the book. Only for devoted Snicket fans...but, of course, libraries are full of devoted Snicket fans." Carolyn Phelan, Booklist

Review:

"Snicket fans will clamor for this intriguing parody of an autobiography/mystery." School Library Journal

Review:

"With all of its surprising twists and turns, this book feels like a roller coaster ride and leaves the reader a bit breathless and wanting more at the end." Janet Crane Barley, Children's Literature

About the Author

Lemony Snicket grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. To his horror and dismay, he has no wife or children, only enemies, associates, and the occasional loyal manservant. His trial has been delayed, so he is free to continue researching and recording the tragic tales of the Baudelaire orphans for HarperCollins.

Brett Helquist was born in Gonado, Arizona, grew up in Orem, UT, and now lives in New York City. He earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University and has been illustrating ever since. His art has appeared in many publications, including Cricket Magazine and The New York Times.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060562250
Subtitle:
The Unauthorized Autobiography
Illustrated by:
Brett Helquist
Author:
by Lemony Snicket
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Biographical - Other
Subject:
Snicket, Lemony
Subject:
Children s humor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
GTR-575
Publication Date:
May 6, 2003
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 0.756 in 12.72 oz
Age Level:
03-UP

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Product details 240 pages HarperTrophy - English 9780060562250 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Admirers of the saddening yet very important work that Mr. Snicket has done in his A Series of Unfortunate Events books have long been concerned about the tragic and elusive author. This book will answer some of their questions, although perhaps they would rather not know."
"Review" by , "A certain maniacal glee went into the creation of this archly humorous volume....[R]eaders will know they're in possession of something deliciously left of normal."
"Review" by , "Without the customary characters and plot to keep the momentum going, some readers will bog down before finishing the book. Only for devoted Snicket fans...but, of course, libraries are full of devoted Snicket fans."
"Review" by , "Snicket fans will clamor for this intriguing parody of an autobiography/mystery."
"Review" by , "With all of its surprising twists and turns, this book feels like a roller coaster ride and leaves the reader a bit breathless and wanting more at the end."
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