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The Austere Academy

Written by Lemony Snicket & illustrated by Brett Helquist and Michael Kupperman
Published by HarperCollins
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As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School, they can’t help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school’s motto Memento Mori or “Remember you will die.”

This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to expect from Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, the deliciously morbid set of books that began with The Bad Beginning and only got worse.

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Who Wrote The Austere Academy

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Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket is the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; several picture books, including The Dark; and the books collectively titled All the Wrong Questions.

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Who Illustrated The Austere Academy

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Brett Helquist

<p>Brett Helquist’s celebrated art has graced books from the charming <em>Bedtime for Bear</em>, which he also wrote, to the <em>New York Times</em>-bestselling <em>A Series of Unfortunate Events</em> by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens’s <em>A Christmas Carol</em>. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.</p>

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Michael Kupperman

Michael Kupperman has done many illustrations for such publications as <em>Fortune, The New Yorker, and The New York Times.</em> He frequently writes scripts for DC Comics. This is his first book.

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780064408639
Publication Date:
August 8, 2000
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0064408639

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