The Wide Window by Lemony Snicket
(A Series of Unfortunate Events #3)

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This is the least subtle book thus far in Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events." Rather than let ideas of right and wrong quietly percolate up through his story . . . he spells them out as though his audience is dimwitted.
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Synopsis

SOON TO BE A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all.If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair.I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

 

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. 232 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Critic reviews for The Wide Window
All: 4 | Positive: 3 | Negative: 1

Kirkus

Excellent
Reviewed by Kirkus Reviews on May 20 2010

Children and fortunate adults will relish the good-natured wordplay and the attempts at the heights of Edward Lear and Lewis Carroll.

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Common Sense Media

Below average
Reviewed by Shannon Maughan on Jan 01 2008

This is the least subtle book thus far in Snicket's "Series of Unfortunate Events." Rather than let ideas of right and wrong quietly percolate up through his story . . . he spells them out as though his audience is dimwitted.

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Reviewing the Evidence

Good
Reviewed by Barbara Franchi on Mar 01 2008

Children in the fourth through seventh grades will anxiously await their fate. This is a good book for a group read.

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Good
Reviewed by Kristin Dreyer Kramer on Oct 17 2008

This book cemented my fandom. I was on the fence before but now, I'm a Lemony Snicket Fan.

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