The Ersatz Elevator
The Ersatz Elevator

The Ersatz Elevator

Written by Lemony Snicket & illustrated by Brett Helquist and Michael Kupperman
Book #6 in the A Series of Unfortunate Events Series
8 - 12
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Feb 20, 2001
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In their most daring misadventure, the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by very, very rich people, whose penthouse apartment is located mysteriously close to the place where all their misfortune began. Even though their new home in the city is fancy, and the children are clever and charming, I’m sorry to say that still, the unlucky orphans will encounter more disaster and woe. In fact, in this sixth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events, the children will experience a darkened staircase, a red herring, an auction, parsley soda, some friends in a dire situation, a secret passageway, and pinstripe suits. Both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted, A Series of Unfortunate Events offers an exquisitely dark comedy in the tradition of Edward Gorey and Roald Dahl. Lemon Snicket’s uproariously unhappy books continue to win readers, despite all his warnings.

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Book Details

Publication Date
February 20, 2001
Page Count
Middle Grade
Reading Age
8 - 12 years

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