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The Bad Beginning

Snicket, Lemony (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Bad Beginning


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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.
Authors: Snicket, Lemony
Title: The bad beginning
Publisher: New York :, HarperCollins Publishers,, c1999.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 162 p. :,ill. ;,19 cm.
Summary: 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.
Audience: 1010
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett
ISBN: 0439206472
9780064407663
0064407667
9780062206046
0060283122
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If you are one who is intrested in a book that contains danger at every turn, clever characters, and adventure, this is the book for you! I highly recomend this book. Here is some back round information about the book: After having their parents die in a tragic fire that destroyed their home, the three siblings that are the remaining Baudelaires, must survive together using the talents to advoid their sinister guardian who is only out to get their family fortune! IDOL

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  • katie0808 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

i LOVE this book!!!it is a bit different to the movie so you get a bit of a different ending.the movie has been split into a few different books so i cant wait to read the rest! Lemony Snicket has put a few words that kids probably dont understand the meaning to but has then said what they mean which is a good way for kids to learn and then move onto reading bigger harder books! this book was a great way to start the series and i recommend it to anyone!!!:)

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  • hania4987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

following in the footsteps of Addams and Gorey!!!

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  • JackieFC13 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I liked this book. I had seen the movie and though it was incredibly imaginative. I figured the books would be as well. Its true, they are imaginative however the movie had several of the books combined. I will continue to read the series as it is a great series for children and would love to have it as a suggestion for children. The book or the author will define the word he uses if he believes it to be a large one. Which I find to be amazing. I can absolutely see children loving this series because it defines the words and helps them to learn so they aren't so lost when reading their first "real" book. I would most definitely recommend it. Can't wait for the library to let me know the next few are ready.

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  • andrewkiely rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Best series ever! I even prefer it over Harry Potter (sorry J.K. Rowling)!

its ok Orange_Doge_471 you are forgiven. I totally agre thi s book is thr bobm.COM. Lemony Snicket NUFF SAID

I love this series. It is very interesting and eye catching. Once I start reading one book from this series I don't want to stop reading it. It is funny some times and unfortunate but it is worth reading

Okay, sorry for not commenting for a while. This book is amazing. My dad and I had a serious discussion if this book series was morbid or not. No. No, it is not morbid. It may have been written by a person with black humor-in this case, not in a racist sense, but as in laughing or joking about something that is usually quite sad-but the series is quite good all the same. Meaning, i love them and you should read them too. Thanks guys! Oh, if you know about TRYPS in the Columbia Mall, there will be the play of A Christmas Carol there, please come!!!

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  • ashfia7012 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

liked the book!

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  • gottschalk rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

LEMONY SNICKET. 'NUFF SAID.

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  • vchuynh rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are turned orphans when their parents suddenly die in a house fire. They are sent by the manager of their parents' funds, Mr. Poe, to live with a distant relative, Count Olaf. Count Olaf was an evil man, making them do chores and cook for his theatre troupe, who are equally evil people. One day Count Olaf orders the children to perform in a play called the Marvelous Marriage. In which case he asks his next door neighbor, Justice Strauss (a judge) to play herself in the play, violet to play his fiancee, and he will play the groom. Since a justice of the peace is present and they would sign actual marriage licenses, the marriage would be legal and he would be in charge of the rich fortune that was to await Violet when she turned 18. Klaus uncovers this plan after reading a book on nuptial law. Klaus confronts Olaf and Violet refuses to play the part but she is forced to because Olaf takes Sunny and places her in a cage on the top of a tower and threatens to drop her off the top of the tower. Violet is forced to play the part, so she goes through with the whole play. Once the marriage license is signed, Olaf announces to the crowd that he is legally married to Violet. Then Violet announces that she signed the license with her left hand. Everyone watching the play tries to capture Olaf and his theatre troupe, but they quickly turn off all the lights and the whole troupe escapes in a car.

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  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: crap

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Violence: you might crap

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Sexual Content: some crap

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Frightening or Intense Scenes: holly ...crap

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  • red_crocodile_191 rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

"crap"

“I don't know if you've ever noticed this, but first impressions are often entirely wrong. You can look at a painting for the first time, for example, and not like it at all, but after looking at it a little longer you may find it very pleasing. The first time you try Gorgonzola cheese you may find it too strong, but when you are older you may want to eat nothing but Gorgonzola cheese. Klaus, when Sunny was born, did not like her at all, but by the time she was six weeks old the two of them were thick as thieves. Your initial opinion on just about anything may change over time.”

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  • orykova rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

a series of unforunate evnts trailer

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