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The Bad Beginning ( A Series of Unfortunate Events) (Reprint) (Paperback) by Lemony Snicket
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This is the first in the fantastically popular series about the exceptionally intelligent and exceedingly unlucky Baudelaire siblings--Violet, Klaus, and Sunny. Their story begins when their parents perish in a fire, throwing the hapless trio into a series of hilariously nightmarish scenarios comprised of well-meaning, ignorant adults, questionable motives, and serious danger. Miserably settled with Mr. Poe, the constantly coughing executor whose wife forces them into garish, itchy clothes, the children eventually find themselves at the mercy of the decidedly creepy Count Olaf. A money-grubbing distant relative with an ominous tattoo, the Count doesn't always seem to have the children's best interest in mind. In this darkly comic story, the Baudelaire children must rely on their wits, and each other, in order to survive. Illustrated with occasional Gothic-style B&W drawings.
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.
Number of Pages: 142
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Family / Orphans + Foster Homes, Family / Siblings
Series Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Lemony Snicket
Street Date: May 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 059-13-0194
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