Bad Beginning, 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+

Reviews

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: 2016-09-08

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

copies

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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