The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 03/09/2012
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Dear reader, There is nothing to be found in Lemony Snicket's 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution... 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 Bad Beginning, the siblings encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. 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. Despite their wretched contents, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' has sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And now things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the new Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris. You have been warned. Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures? 

  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • ISBN: 9781405266062
  • Number of pages: 192
  • Weight: 170g
  • Dimensions: 186 x 129 x 14 mm

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The Bad Beginning
Great Introduction To The Series.
This is a great introduction to the series! The writing style is one which you can easily come to love in next to no time at all. It is a writing style yo... READ MORE
The Bad Beginning
Calling all kids and adults- there is no reason why you shouldn't enjoy this book...
I haven't read these books since I was young and I completely forgot all about them until a few months ago and now that there's news of Netflix creating a... READ MORE
The Bad Beginning
Lemony holds me in his grasp !
I have just started to read some books aimed for the younger reader. This was simply fantastic , the humour , the characters and the slightly weird setting... READ MORE
Kevin L Firth
The Bad Beginning
I read this book back in primary school. I loved the entire series. Five stars from me.
Ailish White