The Bad Beginning
The Bad Beginning
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The Bad Beginning

Written by Lemony Snicket & illustrated by Brett Helquist and Michael Kupperman
Book #1 in the A Series of Unfortunate Events Series
Published by HarperCollins
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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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Book Details

ISBN
9780064407663
Publication Date
August 25, 1999
Reading Age
8 - 12 years
Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
99014750
WorldCat Number (OCLC)
41070636
ASIN/ISBN 10
0064407667
Lexile® Level
1010L
ATOS® Book Level
6.4
Accelerated Reader® Points
4
Accelerated Reader Quiz
41281
Accelerated Reader Interest Level
MG

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