A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

by Lemony Snicket

On Sale: 08/25/1999

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

by Lemony Snicket

illustrated by Brett Helquist

On Sale: 08/25/1999

Format:

Nene Award (Hawaii)

Colorado Children’s Book Award

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. 

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.


Critical Praise

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

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

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

“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

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Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780064407663
  • ISBN 10: 0064407667
  • Imprint: HarperCollins
  • On Sale: 08/25/1999
  • Pages: 176
  • List Price:17.50 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Family / Siblings
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Humorous Stories

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