A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

by Lemony Snicket

On Sale: 03/17/2009

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

by Lemony Snicket

illustrated by Brett Helquist

On Sale: 03/17/2009

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Colorado Children’s Book Award

Nene Award (Hawaii)

Nevada Young Readers’ Award

About the Book

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In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy. 

Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?

It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, "Proceed, but cautiously."

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Critical Praise

“With a cast of unforgettable characters, a distinctly literary air, and plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, this is a great match for dark comedy fans.” - Brightly

“Those who enjoy a little poison in their porridge will find it wicked good fun.” - Kirkus Reviews

Praise for A Series of Unfortunate Events: “Hilarious. Luckily for fans, the woes of the Baudelaires are far from over.” - Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“Irrepressible, brave and charming.” - New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061757099
  • ISBN 10: 0061757098
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 03/17/2009
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price:9.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes

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