The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket
(A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 5)

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Luckily, they befriend some other orphans there, which makes things seem a little brighter --- at least for awhile. But how bright can things get at a school where the motto is: Memento Mori (Rememember you will die)?
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As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School : they can′t help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school′s motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to expect from Lemony Snickett′s Series of Unfortunate Events, the deliciously morbid set of books that began with The Bad Beginning and only got worse.

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About Lemony Snicket

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Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead. Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the cozy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins. 248 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Excellent
Reviewed by Sean Chumley on Oct 18 2010

Expanding the series is very much a good idea, and I hope Snicket continues to switch it up. A 5-star children's book.

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Above average
Reviewed by Shannon Maughan on Aug 08 2008

Luckily, they befriend some other orphans there, which makes things seem a little brighter --- at least for awhile. But how bright can things get at a school where the motto is: Memento Mori (Rememember you will die)?

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