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Warning: Your day will become very dark - and possibly damp - if you read this book.
Plan to spend this spring in hiding. Lemony Snicket is back with the eleventh book in his New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events.
Lemony Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to provoke suspicion and despair in readers the world over. In the eleventh and most alarming volume yet in the bestselling phenomenon A Series of Unfortunate Events, the intrepid siblings delve further into the dark mystery surrounding the death of their parents and the baffling VFD organisation.
About The Author
To the uninitiated, his name may sound more like dessert than good reading; but Lemony Snicket (known to communicate through emissary Daniel Handler, shown here) is a star author to readers who are hooked on his gloomy A Series of Unfortunate Events books. You never know what will happen to those poor Baudelaire orphans next -- only that whatever it is, it's going to be a head-shaking shame.
Tim Curry, whose appropriately unctuous and sometimes slimy delivery are a hallmark of the audiobook versions of Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events titles, is thankfully up to his old tricks. Curry returns on the 11th installment, The Grim Grotto, to play Snicket, Count Olaf and all the gang with welcome flair. The enhanced CD features word games, photos and artwork when played on a personal computer. Curry also returns as the linchpin on a new, multivoice recording of The Bad Beginning, the first book in the series, which ties in to the feature film release of Paramount/Nickelodeon/Dreamwork's Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
Barbara Youngblood - Children's Literature
The Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny continue to have more adventures in this book, the eleventh, in "The Series of Unfortunate Events." As they escape from the Mortmain Mountains, the trio finds themselves on a toboggan traveling down the Stricken Stream. They find themselves staring into a periscope sticking out of the water and their lives take another turn, as they become passengers on a submarine. This was my first look into the world of this delightful series. There are lots of exciting and heart-stopping moments. The author has a unique style that has the reader chuckling all through the story. Captain Widdershins and his stepdaughter, Fiona, try to help the orphans locate the sugar bowl before Count Olaf and his partners can find it. These are fast-paced books that will keep the reader turning the pages to reach the ending. I do suggest you start at the beginning of the series to understand all of the adventures until this point, if not, the story can still stand on its own as a great tale. Should I even hint that there is a glimmer of hope for the orphan trio as the book concludes? 2004, HarperCollins Children's Books, Ages 7 up.
Series: Series of Unfortunate Events
For Ages: 8 - 12 years old
For Grades: 3 - 7
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: September 2004
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 12.7 x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.408