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The Bad Beginning

Author: Lemony Snicket; Brett Helquist
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Elementary and junior high school : Fiction : English : 1st editionView all editions and formats
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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. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Humorous fiction
Humorous stories
Humor
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile materials
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Elementary and junior high school, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lemony Snicket; Brett Helquist
ISBN: 0060283122 9780060283124 0064407667 9780064407663 9780062206046 0062206044 9780807288474 0807288470
OCLC Number: 41070636
Performer(s): Read by Tim Curry.
Description: 162 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
Contents: The cornucopian cavalcade : a serial supplement to A series of unfortunage events / Lemony Snicket (Volume XIII. Number 1.) --
"Q" : a psychic pstory of the psupernatural, part 1 / Stephen Leacock --
The spoily brats / Michael Kupperman --
What shall I do Lemony Snicket? --
The paper magiican / Morley Adams.
Responsibility: by Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist.
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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. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. 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? -- Publisher description.

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A nice addition to any library.

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-06-17) Good Permalink

    Three orphans go through a horrible tragedy when their parents die in a terrible fire. Now they must go live with a horrible Count that is somehow related to them. The Count is after their fortune and by any means he will get it, one way or the other. I would not recommend...
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