Summer Reading Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | June 18, 2014

Daniel H. Wilson: IMG The Powell’s Playlist: Daniel H. Wilson



Like many writers, I'm constantly haunting coffee shops with a laptop out and my headphones on. I listen to a lot of music while I write, and songs... Continue »

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$6.50
List price: $12.99
Used Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
9 Hawthorne Children's Middle Readers- General

Series of Unfortunate Events #06: The Ersatz Elevator

by

Series of Unfortunate Events #06: The Ersatz Elevator Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Dear Reader,

If you have just picked up this particular book, then it is not too late to put it back down. Like the previous books in A Series of Unfortunate Events, there is nothing to be found in these pages but misery, despair, and discomfort, and you still have time to choose something else to read.

Within the chapters of this story, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire encounter a darkened staircase, a red herring, some friends in a dire situation, three mysterious initials, a liar with an evil scheme, a secret passageway, and parsley soda.

I have sworn to write down these tales of the Baudelaire orphans so the general public will know each terrible thing that has happened to them, but if you decide to read something else instead, you will save yourself from a heapful of horror and woe.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Review:

"Despite Snicket's artful turning of cliches on their well-worn heads, Elevator sometimes belabors the fallacy of fads at the expense of plot. Nonetheless, the satiric treatment of adults' insistence upon decorum at the expense of truth is simultaneously satisfying and unsettling....Arch literary allusions enhance the stories for readers on different levels. Despite Snicket's perpetual caveats to 'put this book down and pick up another one,' the Baudelaires are dynamic characters who inspire loyalty to the inevitable end of the series." School Library Journal

Synopsis:

In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I′m sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits.

Both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted, A Series of Unfortunate Events offers an exquisitely dark comedy in the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl. Lemon Snicket′s uproariously unhappy books continue to win readers, despite all his warning.

Ages 10+

About the Author

Lemony Snicket first received his education from public schools and private tutors, and then vice versa. He has been hailed as a brilliant fraud, and mistaken for a much taller man on several occasions. Mr. Snicket's researching skills are currently and devoutly concentrated on the plight of the Baudelaire orphans, published serially by HarperCollins.

What Our Readers Are Saying

Add a comment for a chance to win!
Average customer rating based on 1 comment:

ELMOownzXx, October 25, 2006 (view all comments by ELMOownzXx)
this is one of the good books out of the first 7 i have read so far
Was this comment helpful? | Yes | No
(9 of 17 readers found this comment helpful)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064408646
Illustrated by:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
Kupperman, Michael
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Author:
by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Series of Unfortunate Events (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
06
Publication Date:
20010231
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
7.36x5.26x.97 in. .76 lbs.
Age Level:
10-14

Other books you might like

  1. Captain Underpants #02: Captain... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  2. Demon in My View
    Used Mass Market $2.50
  3. The All New Captain Underpants... Used Trade Paper $3.50
  4. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of...
    Used Trade Paper $4.95
  5. Katie Kazoo Switcheroo #07: Katie... Used Trade Paper $2.50
  6. Captain Underpants #03: Captain...
    Used Trade Paper $3.95

Related Subjects

Children's » Action and Adventure » Adventure Stories
Children's » General
Children's » Humor
Children's » Middle Readers » General
Children's » Reference » Family and Genealogy
Children's » Series » General
Religion » Comparative Religion » General

Series of Unfortunate Events #06: The Ersatz Elevator Used Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$6.50 In Stock
Product details 272 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780064408646 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Despite Snicket's artful turning of cliches on their well-worn heads, Elevator sometimes belabors the fallacy of fads at the expense of plot. Nonetheless, the satiric treatment of adults' insistence upon decorum at the expense of truth is simultaneously satisfying and unsettling....Arch literary allusions enhance the stories for readers on different levels. Despite Snicket's perpetual caveats to 'put this book down and pick up another one,' the Baudelaires are dynamic characters who inspire loyalty to the inevitable end of the series."
"Synopsis" by , In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I′m sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits.

Both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted, A Series of Unfortunate Events offers an exquisitely dark comedy in the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl. Lemon Snicket′s uproariously unhappy books continue to win readers, despite all his warning.

Ages 10+

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.