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Series of Unfortunate Events #10: The Slippery Slope

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Publisher Comments:

Dear Reader,

Like handshakes, house pets, or raw carrots, many things are preferable when not slippery. Unfortunately, in this miserable volume, I am afraid that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire run into more than their fair share of slipperiness during their harrowing journey up — and down — a range of strange and distressing mountains.

In order to spare you any further repulsion, it would be best not to mention any of the unpleasant details of this story, particularly a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful trap, a swarm of snow gnats, a scheming villain, a troupe of organized youngsters, a covered casserole dish, and a surprising survivor of a terrible fire.

Unfortunately, I have dedicated my life to researching and recording the sad tale of the Baudelaire Orphans. There is no reason for you to dedicate yourself to such things, and you might instead dedicate yourself to letting this slippery book slip from your hands into a nearby trash receptacle, or deep pit.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

Synopsis:

Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided.

Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

Ages 10+

Synopsis:

Lemony Snicket's woeful stories about the Baudelaire siblings continue with this wretched tenth installment of the bestselling series.

About the Author

Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the relative splendor of the Snicket Villa which has since become a factory, a fortress and a pharmacy and is now, alas, someone else's villa.

To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicket's hometown would not appear to be filled with secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before. The aftermath of the scandal was swift, brutal and inaccurately reported in the periodicals of the day. It is true, however, that Mr. Snicket was stripped of several awards by the reigning authorities, including Honorable Mention, the Grey Ribbon and First Runner Up. The High Council reached a convenient if questionable verdict and Mr. Snicket found himself in exile.

Though his formal training was chiefly in rhetorical analysis, he has spent the last several eras researching the travails of the Baudelaire orphans. This project, being published serially by HarperCollins, takes him to the scenes of numerous crimes, often during the off-season. Eternally pursued and insatiably inquisitive, a hermit and a nomad, Mr. Snicket wishes you nothing but the best.

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manabigda, August 5, 2006 (view all comments by manabigda)
It is an excellent book with lots of detail and originality. As a sequel to "The Carnivorous Carnival" it gives suspense throughout the book and each and every word paints a meaningful picture. I recommend this book to everyone as it is one of the kind.
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Elastigirl, May 6, 2006 (view all comments by Elastigirl)
I highly recommend 'A Series of Unfortunate Events bk. 10' to readers of all ages as it is full of adventure, including numerous passionate scenes, such as Sunny's growing-up scene. Additionally, this book also provides readers with many quotes and ryhmes worth-knowing such as 'Celebrate when you're half-done and the finish won't be half as fun' or 'The sad truth is that the truth is sad,' etc. In summary, my copy of 'The Slippery Slope' is one of my most prized possessions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780064410137
Illustrated by:
Helquist, Brett
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
Kupperman, Michael
Author:
Snicket, Lemony
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist
Location:
New York
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:
Mountains
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
October 2003
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7 x 5 x 1.22778 in 12.8 oz
Age Level:
from 10

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Product details 352 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780064410137 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided.

Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

Ages 10+

"Synopsis" by , Lemony Snicket's woeful stories about the Baudelaire siblings continue with this wretched tenth installment of the bestselling series.

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