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The Bad Beginning

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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ISBN 9780064407663
Barcode 9780064407663
Published 29 September 1999 by HarperCollins Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Snicket, Lemony
Illustrated by Helquist, Brett
Series Series of Unfortunate Events (part: 01)
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ISBN-13 9780064407663
ISBN-10 0064407667
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint HarperPaperbacks
Publication Date 29 September 1999
International Publication Date 25 August 1999
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Snicket, Lemony
Illustrated by Helquist, Brett
Series Series of Unfortunate Events (part: 01)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Award Winning
Adventure Stories
Number of Pages 192
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 180mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 244g
Interest Age 9-12 years
Reading Age 9-12 years
Library of Congress Brothers and sisters, Humorous stories, Orphans
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 10688

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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards 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
NZ 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.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)

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Author's Bio

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.

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