The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket
A Christmas Story

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Latkes are potato pancakes served at Hanukkah, and Lemony Snicket is an alleged children’s author. For the first time in literary history, these two elements are combined in one book. A particularly irate latke is the star of The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming, but many other holiday icons appear and even speak: flashing colored lights, cane-shaped candy, a pine tree. Santa Claus is briefly discussed as well. The ending is happy, at least for some. People who are interested in any or all of these things will find this book so enjoyable it will feel as though Hanukkah were being celebrated for several years, rather than eight nights.
 

About Lemony Snicket

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Lemony Snicket is the pen name of Daniel Handler, who was born on February 28, 1970. As Lemony Snicket, he is the author of and appears as a character in the children's book series A Series of Unfortunate Events. He has also written or contributed to other works under the pen name of Lemony Snicket that are not related to A Series of Unfortunate Events including Baby in the Manger, The Lump of Coal, and The Composer is Dead. Under his real name, Handler is the author of several books for adults including The Basic Eight, Watch Your Mouth, and Adverbs. Lisa Brown lives in San Francisco with her husband, author Lemony Snicket, and their son. "How to Be" is her first book for children.
 
Published October 28, 2007 by McSweeney's. 48 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The latke – embodied in this production by a mournful-eyed Michael Lambourne – goes on a journey in which it, or 'he’, encounters various symbols of Christmas celebration.

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