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A Series of Unfortunate Events #12: The Penultimate Peril

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The stakes just got higher at Hotel Denouement — no orphan is safe, as plot twists abound and shudder-causing jeopardy is rife. Read this, the next-to-last installment, at your own risk!
Recommended by Georgie, Powells.com

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

After any harrowing struggle, it is nice to consider checking into a hotel for a rest. In fact, this might be just the break Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire could use after their wearying deep-sea adventure.

A hotel can be a good choice for any family vacation. With so many floors, such a variety of rooms, and a curious array of guests, spending time in the safety of the right hotel can be the perfect learning environment for children of any age. A keen researcher like Klaus, an adept inventor like Violet, and a sharp-toothed culinary master like Sunny are all sure to find engaging diversions during their stay.

Regardless of how they pass their time while at a hotel, the three siblings will be sure to take in all the interesting sights and sounds — and write them down — just in case this episode turns out to be the darkest yet in a series of unfortunate events.

Synopsis:

Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his New York Times bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events.

Synopsis:

Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed!

Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o The books have inexplicably sold millions and millions of copies worldwide

o People in more than 40 countries are consumed by consuming Snicket

o The movie was as sad as the books, if not more so

o Like unrefrigerated butter and fungus, the popularity of these books keeps spreading

Even less is known about book the twelfth in this alarming phenomenon. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o In this book, things only get worse

o Count Olaf is still evil

o The Baudelaire orphans do not win a contest

o The title begins with the word, ′The′

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Ages 10+

About the Author

Lemony Snicket has been chronicling the lives of the Baudelaire children with only occasional breaks for food, rest, and court-appointed swordfights. His hobbies include nervous apprehension, increasing dread, and wondering if his enemies were right after all.

Brett Helquist was born in Ganado, Arizona, grew up in Orem, Utah, and now lives in Brooklyn, New York. He earned a bachelor's degree in fine arts from Brigham Young University and has been illustrating ever since. Sometimes he finds his work depicting the upsetting lives of the Baudelaire orphans so distressing that he sends himself flowers, but it never helps.

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honeyandlavener, September 22, 2011 (view all comments by honeyandlavener)
I love this series, so much that i don't want to read the last one. These are all brilliant books, the characters feel so real, even though they can be a bit over the top, you understand them. Such an amazing series
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go girl1000, July 18, 2007 (view all comments by go girl1000)
this book is the seconed best of the series!!! i love lemony snickett i hope he wrifhts more go girl
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go girl1000, July 18, 2007 (view all comments by go girl1000)
this book is the seconed best of the series!!! i love lemony snickett
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064410151
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Illustrator:
Brett Helquist
Illustrator:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
L
Author:
by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Author:
Sakuragi, Yaya
Author:
Kupperman, Michael
Author:
Kupperman, Michae
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Fiction - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
October 18, 2005
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 1.27222 in 13.2 oz
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 368 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780064410151 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The stakes just got higher at Hotel Denouement — no orphan is safe, as plot twists abound and shudder-causing jeopardy is rife. Read this, the next-to-last installment, at your own risk!

"Synopsis" by , Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his New York Times bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events.
"Synopsis" by , Lemony Snicket returns with the last book before the last book of his bestselling Series of Unfortunate Events. Scream and run away before the secrets of the series are revealed!

Very little is known about Lemony Snicket and A Series of Unfortunate Events. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o The books have inexplicably sold millions and millions of copies worldwide

o People in more than 40 countries are consumed by consuming Snicket

o The movie was as sad as the books, if not more so

o Like unrefrigerated butter and fungus, the popularity of these books keeps spreading

Even less is known about book the twelfth in this alarming phenomenon. What we do know is contained in the following brief list:

o In this book, things only get worse

o Count Olaf is still evil

o The Baudelaire orphans do not win a contest

o The title begins with the word, ′The′

Sometimes, ignorance is bliss.

Ages 10+

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