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The bad beginning / by Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist.

by Snicket, Lemony; Helquist, Brett.
Series: Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999Edition: 1st ed.Description: 162 p.ISBN: 0060283122 (lib. bdg.); 9780060283124 (lib. bdg.); 0064407667; 9780064407663; 9780062206046; 0062206044.Subject(s): Orphans | Brothers and sisters | Humorous stories, English | Orphans | Brothers and sisters | Humorous stories | R�ecits humoristiques anglais | Children's storiesDDC classification: 813.54 Online resources: Click here to access online | Click here to access online Summary: From the Publisher: 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. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe?
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From the Publisher: 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. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe?