A Series of Unfortunate Events 01. The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events 01. The Bad Beginning
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Egmont Books (UK)
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 1405266066

A Series of Unfortunate Events 01. The Bad Beginning Book Review:

There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on . . . In The Bad Beginning the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. Then again, why trouble yourself with the unfortunate resolutions? With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children’s authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.

The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning
  • Author : Lemony Snicket,Brett Helquist
  • Publisher : Egmont Books (UK)
  • Pages : 162
  • Relase : 2009-12-01
  • ISBN : 1405249536

The Bad Beginning Book Review:

There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on... In The Bad Beginning the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. Then again, why trouble yourself with the unfortunate resolutions? With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children’s authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.

The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Turtleback Books
  • Pages : 142
  • Relase : 2007-05
  • ISBN : 1417788402

The Bad Beginning Book Review:

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.

The Infinite Sea

The Infinite Sea
  • Author : Rick Yancey
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 320
  • Relase : 2014-09-16
  • ISBN : 9781101599013

The Infinite Sea Book Review:

The riveting follow-up to the New York Times bestselling The 5th Wave, hailed by Justin Cronin as “wildly entertaining.” How do you rid the Earth of seven billion humans? Rid the humans of their humanity. Surviving the first four waves was nearly impossible. Now Cassie Sullivan finds herself in a new world, a world in which the fundamental trust that binds us together is gone. As the 5th Wave rolls across the landscape, Cassie, Ben, and Ringer are forced to confront the Others’ ultimate goal: the extermination of the human race. Cassie and her friends haven’t seen the depths to which the Others will sink, nor have the Others seen the heights to which humanity will rise, in the ultimate battle between life and death, hope and despair, love and hate. Praise for The 5th Wave “Just read it.”—Entertainment Weekly “A modern sci-fi masterpiece.”—USA Today “Wildly entertaining . . . I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.”—Justin Cronin, The New York Times Book Review “Nothing short of amazing.”—Kirkus Reviews (starred review) “Gripping!”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “Everyone I trust is telling me to read this book.”—The Atlantic Wire

The Bad Beginning 20th Anniversary Gift Edition

The Bad Beginning 20th Anniversary Gift Edition
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 192
  • Relase : 2021-01-07
  • ISBN : 0755500326

The Bad Beginning 20th Anniversary Gift Edition Book Review:

The Bad Beginning is the first book in the globally bestselling series A Series of Unfortunate Events. This exclusive gold foiled 20th anniversary hardback gift edition commiserates the fact that this brilliantly funny book has been miserably longed for by every child in the world for the last twenty years. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl and Mr Gum, young readers of 8 to 12 will adore the mischievously dark humour. A Series of Unfortunate Events' has been made into both a blockbuster Hollywood film starring Jim Carey and also a hit Netflix TV series. Dear reader, There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution... 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 Bad Beginning, the siblings encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. You have been warned... Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures? The Bad Beginning The Reptile Room The Wide Window The Miserable Mill The Austere Academy The Ersatz Elevator The Vile Village The Hostile Hospital The Carnivorous Carnival The Slippery Slope The Grim Grotto The Penultimate Peril The End And what about All the Wrong Questions? In this four-book series a 13-year-old Lemony chronicles his dangerous and puzzling apprenticeship in a mysterious organisation that nobody knows anything about: 'Who Could That Be at This Hour?' 'When Did you Last See Her?' 'Shouldn't You Be in School?' 'Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?'

Bedtime for Bear

Bedtime for Bear
  • Author : Brett Helquist
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 32
  • Relase : 2010-12-21
  • ISBN : 9780060502058

Bedtime for Bear Book Review:

Wintertime is here, and that means it is bedtime for Bear. But Bear's friends don't think so. They want Bear to come and play outside in the snow. Bear can hear his friends calling. He hears them laughing and playing. Bear can't sleep. But it's bedtime! What is a bear to do?

The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations

The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations
  • Author : Joe Tracz
  • Publisher : Hachette Books
  • Pages : 208
  • Relase : 2018-10-30
  • ISBN : 9780316451833

The Incomplete History of Secret Organizations Book Review:

This mysterious illustrated tie-in to Netflix's award-winning A Series of Unfortunate Events -- featuring an introduction by Count Olaf's legal representative, Neil Patrick Harris -- shares insider secrets about the Baudelaire family and the making of the show. In every library there is a single book that can answer the question that burns like a fire in the mind... In this collector's companion you will discover never-before-seen photographs, never-before-told stories, and never-before, revealed secrets spanning all three seasons of the hilariously twisted, critically acclaimed hit series. You will encounter original concept art, annotated script excerpts, and interviews with the creative team and all-star cast, as well as glossaries, recipes, lyric sheets, hidden Easter eggs, shocking backstories, and suspicious pages from the titular tome, unredacted, and revealed here for the first time. Featuring interviews with: Tony Hale Daniel Handler Aasif Mandvi Sara Rue Barry Sonnenfeld Patrick Warburton Bo Welch Alfre Woodard and more... Perhaps you are wondering how a noble person such as yourself might become a member of a secret organization. Like so many things in life, it starts by picking up the right book. So go ahead, read at your own risk.

The Crims

The Crims
  • Author : Kate Davies
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2017-12-12
  • ISBN : 9780062494115

The Crims Book Review:

The Addams Family meets Despicable Me in the first book of this new trilogy, perfect for fans of Lemony Snicket and Pseudonymous Bosch! The Crim family is full of notorious criminals. Notoriously inept, that is. Uncle Knuckles once tried to steal a carnival. Great-Uncle Bernard held himself hostage by accident. Aunt Drusilla died slipping on a banana peel. But Imogen is different. She was born with a skill for scandal. A knack for the nefarious. A mastery of misdemeanors. Despite her natural talent for all things unlawful, Imogen got out of the family business years ago. But when the rest of the Crims are accused of pulling off a major heist—which seems doubtful, to say the least—Imogen is forced to step in to clear their names. Because only a truly skilled criminal can prove the bumbling family’s innocence….

The Lump of Coal

The Lump of Coal
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 40
  • Relase : 2011-06-14
  • ISBN : 9780061965142

The Lump of Coal Book Review:

Forget Frosty the Snowman or Ruldolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The next great holiday hero is a small, flammable chunk of barbecue fodder. He's impeccably dressed, he's terribly grumpy, and he's looking for a holiday miracle. It's unmistakably Snicket - here's the opening line: This holiday season is a time for stoytelling, and whether you are hearing the story of a candelabra staying lit for more than a week, or a baby born in a barn without proper medical supervision, these stories often feature miracles.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Trouble Begins

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Trouble Begins
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2001-10-02
  • ISBN : 006029809X

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Trouble Begins Book Review:

The first Series of Unfortunate Events gift/box-set of this New York Times best-selling series. The set includes The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window.

The Bad Mood and the Stick

The Bad Mood and the Stick
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 48
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780316392761

The Bad Mood and the Stick Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Lemony Snicket sheds light on the way bad moods come and go. Once there was a bad mood and a stick. The stick appeared when a tree dropped it. Where did the bad mood come from? Who picked up the stick? And where is the bad mood off to now? You never know what is going to happen.

A Year Down Yonder

A Year Down Yonder
  • Author : Richard Peck
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 144
  • Relase : 2002-12-30
  • ISBN : 9781440672729

A Year Down Yonder Book Review:

A Newbery Medal Winner Richard Peck's Newbery Medal-winning sequel to A Long Way from Chicago Mary Alice's childhood summers in Grandma Dowdel's sleepy Illinois town were packed with enough drama to fill the double bill of any picture show. But now she is fifteen, and faces a whole long year with Grandma, a woman well known for shaking up her neighbors-and everyone else! All Mary Alice can know for certain is this: when trying to predict how life with Grandma might turn out . . . better not. This wry, delightful sequel to the Newbery Honor Book A Long Way from Chicago has already taken its place among the classics of children's literature. "Hilarious and poignant." —Publishers Weekly, starred review A Newbery Medal Winner A New York Times Bestseller An ALA Notable Book An ALA Best Book for Young Adults A Booklist Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

A Series of Unfortunate Events 02. The Reptile Room

A Series of Unfortunate Events 02. The Reptile Room
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Egmont Books (UK)
  • Pages : 190
  • Relase : 2012-09-01
  • ISBN : 1405266074

A Series of Unfortunate Events 02. The Reptile Room Book Review:

There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on . . . In The Reptile Room the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they’d hoped never to see again. With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children’s authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13 CD: The End

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13 CD: The End
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2006-10-13
  • ISBN : 0060579528

A Series of Unfortunate Events #13 CD: The End Book Review:

Dear Listener, You are presumably looking at the back of this audiobook, or the end of the end. The end of the end is the best place to begin the end, because if you listen to the end from the beginning of the beginning of the end to the end of the end of the end, you will arrive at the end of the end of your rope. This audiobook is the last in A Series of Unfortunate Events, and even if you braved the previous twelve volumes, you probably can't stand such unpleasantries as a fearsome storm, a suspicious beverage, a herd of wild sheep, an enormous bird cage, and a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents. I also shouldn't mention the features of the interactive CD, which include: Perplexing word games Photos from The Lemony Snicket Archives Art from The Brett Helquist gallery It has been my solemn occupation to complete the history of the Baudelaire orphans, and at last I am finished. You likely have some other occupation, so if I were you I would drop this audiobook at once, so the end does not finish you. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket

Pen Drawing

Pen Drawing
  • Author : Charles Donagh Maginnis
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 121
  • Relase : 1899
  • ISBN : PRNC:32101076207933

Pen Drawing Book Review:

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Lemony Snicket

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Lemony Snicket
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 240
  • Relase : 2003-05-06
  • ISBN : 9780060562250

A Series of Unfortunate Events: Lemony Snicket Book Review:

A Warning from the Publisher: Many readers have questions about Lemony Snicket, author of the distressing serial concerning the trials of the charming but unlucky Baudelaire orphans, published under the collective title A Series of Unfortunate Events. Before purchasing, borrowing, or stealing this book, you should be aware that it contains the answers to some of those questions, such as the following: 1. Who is Lemony? 2. Is there a secret organization I should know about? 3. Why does Lemony Snicket spend his time researching and writing distressing books concerning the Baudelaire orphans? 4. Why do all of Lemony Snicket's books contain a sad dedication to a woman named Beatrice? 5. If there's nothing out there, what was that noise? Our advice to you is that you find a book that answers less upsetting questions than this one. Perhaps your librarian, bookseller, or parole officer can recommend a book that answers the question, "Aren't ponies adorable?"

Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
  • Author : graf Leo Tolstoy
  • Publisher : CCEL
  • Pages : 897
  • Relase : 1966
  • ISBN : 9781610252102

Anna Karenina Book Review:

A married woman falls blindly in love with a handsome military officer. Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. States Leo Tolstoy in his great modern novel of an adulterous affair set against the backdrop of Moscow and St. Petersburg high society in the later half of the nineteenth century. A sophisticated woman who is respectably married to a government bureaucrat, Anna begins a passionate, all-consuming involvement with a rich army officer. Refusing to conduct a discreet affair, she scandalizes society by abandoning both her husband and her young son for Count Vronsky--with tragic consequences. Running parallel is the story of the courtship and marriage of Konstantin Levin (the melancholy nobleman who is Tolstoy's stand-in) and Princess Kitty Shcherbatsky.

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Loathsome Library

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Loathsome Library
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2005-09-27
  • ISBN : 006083353X

A Series of Unfortunate Events Box: The Loathsome Library Book Review:

Readers incapable of running fast enough to escape Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events can breathe a sigh of relief now that the first six books of the series have been securely contained in a shrink-wrapped box disguised with exquisite Brett Helquist slip case art that will prevent this collection of woe from falling into the wrong hands.

A Bad Beginning

A Bad Beginning
  • Author : Gai Eaton
  • Publisher : Archetype Books
  • Pages : 366
  • Relase : 2009
  • ISBN : 1901383326

A Bad Beginning Book Review:

Now in his 80s, Gai Eaton describes how, after a strange childhood completely isolated from other children, followed by a Cambridge education and life as an actor and later as a diplomat, circumstances led him at the age of 30 to Islam.Fascinated by the vagaries of human behavior and the strangeness of human destinies, he has observed the human scene with a novelist's eye and traced the profound changes in attitudes and tastes which have taken place in a single lifetime. He recounts his youthful adventures with the clear-sight and understanding only possible for someone whom age has freed from the passions which once possessed him. What makes this work unique is the juxtaposition of hindsight with diary entries made at the time, which gives a quality of immediacy to a true story that includes reminiscences of the diplomatic life and an outline of the Sufi path.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning
  • Author : Lemony Snicket
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 176
  • Relase : 1999-08-25
  • ISBN : 0064407667

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning Book Review:

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+