The Bad Beginning
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Illustrations.
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|Library of Congress
||Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans
Description of this Book
Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them - tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe? Begin at the beginning - evenif it is a bad one - with the first in A Series of Unfortunate Events, now even more disposable in paperback
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Winner of Colorado Children's Book Award (Junior Novel) 2003
Winner of Nene Award 2003
Short-listed for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Child. Lit.) 2001
Short-listed for Flicker Tale Children's Book Award (Juvenile) 2003
||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.com Praise for A Series of Unfortunate Events: Hilarious. Luckily for fans, the woes of the Baudelaires are far from over. --Publishers Weekly (starred review)
Lemony Snicket had an unusual education which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, several picture books including The Dark, and the books collectively titled All The Wrong Questions. Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times-bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.