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A Series of Unfortunate Events #03: The Wide Window

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and the one you are holding may be the worst of them all.

If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signaling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair.

I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,
Lemony Snicket

Review:

"[H]umorously melodramatic tales." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"This is 'Book the Third' in a series about the wealthy and clever but unfortunate Baudelaire children who were orphaned in a tragic fire....The writing is tongue-in-cheek John Bellairs, E. Nesbit, or Edward Eager with a little Norton Juster thrown in. The style is similar to the many books with old houses and rocky shores in Maine or Great Britain including the Edward Goreyesque illustrations. Unfortunately, the book misses the mark. The narrator is humorous but intrusive, explaining words and providing many obvious clues that surface later. Aunt Josephine's constant correction of vocabulary and grammar, while at first humorous, becomes annoying. The book is really not bad; it just tries too hard and there are so many similar books that are much better." School Library Journal

Review:

"The third book in A Series of Unfortunate Events...has all the stuff of its predecessors — melodrama, bold narration, dark humor, exaggerated emotions and dialogue, humorously stereotypical characters, and an overriding conflict between good and evil....Children and fortunate adults will relish the good-natured wordplay and the attempts at the heights of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll; the three likable, independent orphans wend their way through modern fairy-tale action in a darkly humorous, look-out-for-the-next-one novel." Kirkus Reviews

Synopsis:

Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780064407687
ill.:
Helquist, Brett,
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
cket, Lemony
Author:
Kupperman, Michael
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Author:
Noh, Mi Young
Author:
Sni
Author:
by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Adventure and adventurers
Subject:
Family - Siblings
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Curiosities and wonders
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
A Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
03
Publication Date:
20000202
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.24x5.26x.85 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
09-14

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Product details 224 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780064407687 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[H]umorously melodramatic tales."
"Review" by , "This is 'Book the Third' in a series about the wealthy and clever but unfortunate Baudelaire children who were orphaned in a tragic fire....The writing is tongue-in-cheek John Bellairs, E. Nesbit, or Edward Eager with a little Norton Juster thrown in. The style is similar to the many books with old houses and rocky shores in Maine or Great Britain including the Edward Goreyesque illustrations. Unfortunately, the book misses the mark. The narrator is humorous but intrusive, explaining words and providing many obvious clues that surface later. Aunt Josephine's constant correction of vocabulary and grammar, while at first humorous, becomes annoying. The book is really not bad; it just tries too hard and there are so many similar books that are much better."
"Review" by , "The third book in A Series of Unfortunate Events...has all the stuff of its predecessors — melodrama, bold narration, dark humor, exaggerated emotions and dialogue, humorously stereotypical characters, and an overriding conflict between good and evil....Children and fortunate adults will relish the good-natured wordplay and the attempts at the heights of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll; the three likable, independent orphans wend their way through modern fairy-tale action in a darkly humorous, look-out-for-the-next-one novel."
"Synopsis" by , Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.
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