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Dear Reader,

The book you are holding in your hands is a short-lived edition of a book that will likely make your life shorter as well. The tale of three Baudelaire children, who find themselves thrown into an unhappy situation containing a treacherous villain with an evil scheme and bad manners, becomes more and more dreadful on each page, and everyone so foolhardy as to read it will find themselves weeping and moaning by the end of the book.

This book is offered at an introductory price, but it introduces the reader to such unpleasantries as a disastrous fire, itchy clothing, a baby trapped in a cage, a plot to steal an enormous fortune, and dusty curtains.

I made a solemn promise to write down these wretched tales, but you have no such promise, and if I were you I would put down a book this terrible, no matter how reasonably priced.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

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

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Amedeo, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Amedeo)
This book is about three wealthy kids whose parents are killed in a house fire. They are sent to live with an abusive relative named Count Olaf whose main goal is to steal the children's enormous fortune left to them by their parents. At first he acts like a caring relative but later makes them do a lot of back-breaking chores, provides them with very little, and only one bed to sleep in. He also hangs the youngest child in a cage on top of a tower threatening to drop her if the children don’t comply with his demands. Count Olaf has an elaborate plan that unbenounced to the children involves them in taking over their estate and riches.

I would recommend this book to kids as young as 9 years old, because it’s helpful in defining words you may not know the meaning of. I would also recommend this book to people who like lots of suspense or cliff hangers because you're always on your toes not knowing what's going to happen next. Also if you like bad things happening to good people then this is the book for you.


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Amedeo, December 15, 2013 (view all comments by Amedeo)
This book is about three wealthy kids whose parents are killed in a house fire. They are sent to live with an abusive relative named Count Olaf whose main goal is to steal the children's enormous fortune left to them by their parents. At first he acts like a caring relative but later makes them do a lot of back-breaking chores, provides them with very little, and only one bed to sleep in. He also hangs the youngest child in a cage on top of a tower threatening to drop her if the children don’t comply with his demands. Count Olaf has an elaborate plan that unbenounced to the children involves them in taking over their estate and riches.

I would recommend this book to kids as young as 9 years old, because it’s helpful in defining words you may not know the meaning of. I would also recommend this book to people who like lots of suspense or cliff hangers because you're always on your toes not knowing what's going to happen next. Also if you like bad things happening to good people then this is the book for you.


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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062206046
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Author:
Kupperman, Michael
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20120529
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7 x 5 in 22.8 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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