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"Who Could That Be at This Hour?" (All the Wrong Questions)

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ISBN13: 9780316123082
ISBN10: 0316123080
Condition: Standard
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In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.

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"Snicket, author of the wildly successful Series of Unfortunate Events stories, returns with the first in the projected four-volume All the Wrong Questions series, supplying 'autobiographical' accounts of his unusual childhood. Nearly 13 when the book opens, Snicket is beginning his apprenticeship for a mysterious organization under the tutelage of dimwitted S. Theodora Markson, who is ranked dead last in effectiveness by the agency but who may be the source of Snicket's tic of defining vocabulary pedantically, a word which here means, oh, never mind. Unlike Snicket's Unauthorized Autobiography (HarperCollins, 2002), which left readers as uninformed about him as they were before they read it, this account reveals that Lemony is 'an excellent reader, a good cook, a mediocre musician, and an awful quarreler.' Not mind-blowing, but it's a start. And perhaps not true. Straight answers are hard to find as Snicket and Markson investigate a theft in a seaside town that's been drained of its sea, encountering deception and double crosses at every turn. Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two. Ages 9 – up. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words.

Seth has portrayed suspicious circumstances and shady characters in much of his work. He is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author, and artist, whose works include Palookaville, Clyde Fans, and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.

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devny2, January 1, 2013 (view all comments by devny2)
It's been a while since Lemony Snicket has came out with a book, but this one is totally worth reading, especially if you are a fan of the Unfortunate Events series. I really recommend it, even if you are a bit older. This Is a quick read, and pretty easy to follow once you sit down to read it cover to cover.
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sociallyhandicapped, December 8, 2012 (view all comments by sociallyhandicapped)
I haven't read the book yet, but I am very excited and I love this author. I have read all of his other books and find him to be a great writer, his style is very different, yet satisfying. :)
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780316123082
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Publisher:
Little, Brown Young Readers
Illustrator:
Seth
Author:
Aiken, Liam
Author:
Seth
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Secret societies; Apprenticeship; Mistaken identity; Theft; Mentors; Artifacts; Evil; Quest for knowledge
Copyright:
Series:
All the Wrong Questions
Publication Date:
20121023
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 x 1 in 0.73 lb
Age Level:
from 8 up to 99

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Snicket, author of the wildly successful Series of Unfortunate Events stories, returns with the first in the projected four-volume All the Wrong Questions series, supplying 'autobiographical' accounts of his unusual childhood. Nearly 13 when the book opens, Snicket is beginning his apprenticeship for a mysterious organization under the tutelage of dimwitted S. Theodora Markson, who is ranked dead last in effectiveness by the agency but who may be the source of Snicket's tic of defining vocabulary pedantically, a word which here means, oh, never mind. Unlike Snicket's Unauthorized Autobiography (HarperCollins, 2002), which left readers as uninformed about him as they were before they read it, this account reveals that Lemony is 'an excellent reader, a good cook, a mediocre musician, and an awful quarreler.' Not mind-blowing, but it's a start. And perhaps not true. Straight answers are hard to find as Snicket and Markson investigate a theft in a seaside town that's been drained of its sea, encountering deception and double crosses at every turn. Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two. Ages 9 – up. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. (Oct.)" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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