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A Series of Unfortunate Events Books

In order from The Bad Beginning to The End
The Bad Beginning
The Reptile Room
The Wide Window
The Miserable Mill
The Austere Academy
chapter • 176 Pages
The Bad Beginning
5.3
#1 in Series
Book #1

The Bad Beginning

Written by Lemony Snicket & illustrated by Brett Helquist and Michael Kupperman
8 - 12
Reading age
176
Page count
137
Words per page
Aug 25, 1999
Publication date
Hardcover
$13.99
$13.01

Summary

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 odor. 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.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Series

Published from 1999 - 2006
13 books
chapter • 176 Pages
The Bad Beginning
Hardcover
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 208 Pages
The Reptile Room
4.8
#2 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 208 Pages
The Wide Window
4.8
#3 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 194 Pages
The Miserable Mill
4.5
#4 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 240 Pages
The Austere Academy
4.5
#5 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 259 Pages
The Ersatz Elevator
4.8
#6 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 256 Pages
The Vile Village
4.5
#7 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 272 Pages
The Hostile Hospital
4.5
#8 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 304 Pages
The Carnivorous Carnival
4.8
#9 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 352 Pages
The Slippery Slope
4.5
#10 in Series
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 352 Pages
The Grim Grotto
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 368 Pages
The Penultimate Peril
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
chapter • 368 Pages
The End
Physical book
$13.99$13.01
Year#TitleIllustratorPages
19991The Bad BeginningBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman176
19992The Reptile RoomMichael KuppermanBrett Helquist208
20003The Wide WindowBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman208
20004The Miserable MillBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman194
20005The Austere AcademyBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman240
20016The Ersatz ElevatorBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman259
20017The Vile VillageBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman256
20018The Hostile HospitalBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman272
20029The Carnivorous CarnivalBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman304
200310The Slippery SlopeMichael KuppermanBrett Helquist352
200411The Grim GrottoMichael KuppermanBrett Helquist352
200512The Penultimate PerilMichael KuppermanBrett Helquist368
200613The EndBrett HelquistMichael Kupperman368

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