Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1), The

Lemony Snicket
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 odour. 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. Ages 10+


Reviewed: 2018-01-27

This book is a wonderful read to those willing to sit through a terrible story of 3 amazing orphans on their terrible journey of ups but mostly downs. Lemony snicket truly captures the feelings of these sad events and what transpires when one has a truly terrible 'close relative'. Count Olaf is certainly one being that I wish no close encounter with, ever. 

Reviewed: 2016-10-08
Just as good as I remembered it! A modern day Classic in which a YA writer uses interesting and unusual writing techniques to entertain as well as to get his point across. It makes me want to read every single book in the series all over again. Educationally, I would want to use this as a writer's study because of his unique writing style. It also has good vocabulary words that are useful to know and can be used for vocabulary quizzes.
Reviewed: 2016-09-08

G  6   (RETIRED AS OF  11-16)   1010L    GLE  6.1


1.  .50  HB  G    deckled edges    99/42     7x5

2.  .50  HB  G   deckled edges  99/52    7x5

3.   .25  HB   G  deckled edges  99/38   7x5

4.  .25  PB  F  corners bent a bit, edges of spine need taping, front cover corner bent, first few pages-slight wave   99/2000/40    7.5x5

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