A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13 [NOOK Book]

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A Warning from the Publisher:

If you have come this far, it is likely too late. Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End.

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A Series of Unfortunate Events Collection: Books 10-13

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Overview

A Warning from the Publisher:

If you have come this far, it is likely too late. Readers who have experienced the first nine volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket are usually so weakened by their dreadful knowledge of the Baudelaire orphans' story that they spend most of their time moaning and weeping, and have no strength to read The Slippery Slope, The Grim Grotto, The Penultimate Peril, or The End.

If, by chance, your moaning and weeping is more or less under control, there is no need to further risk your physical, emotional, and literary health by reading the four remaining volumes in the series. It would be better to regain your strength by spending your time indulging in less alarming activities, such as whistling or making cupcakes for the elderly. After all, this collection contains all of the calamities in the last four volumes of A Series of Unfortunate Events, including abandoned condiments, cigarette smoking, a shocking revelation, a ridiculous laugh, a fearsome storm, a herd of wild sheep, a truly haunting secret about the Baudelaire parents, another shocking revelation, and Phil. There is no need to exposure yourself to such atrocities, not after all you've been through already.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062224996
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/12/2012
  • Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 68,165
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Lemony Snicket

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.

Biography

As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end -- and, in the case of Lemony Snicket, all unfortunate things must come to an end, too. After seven years and thirteen episodes, the much beloved A Series of Unfortunate Events books are drawing to a close. At least, that's what Snicket's "handler" Daniel Handler says.

But before getting to what promises to be "the most unfortunate event of all," it is first necessary to familiarize oneself with the mysterious man who created a mega-selling series of children's novels pivoting on the premise of placing young people in peril. According to his autobiography Lemony Snicket: the Unauthorized Autobiography, Snicket "grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. To his horror and dismay, he has no wife or children, only enemies, associates, and the occasional loyal manservant. His trial has been delayed, so he is free to continue researching and recording the tragic tales of the Baudelaire orphans." Hmmm. Perhaps an autobiography purporting that it may or may not be true isn't the best place to begin.

Instead, let us focus on Daniel Handler, the man who might actually be responsible for composing the Series of Unfortunate Events books according to certain skeptics (which include Handler, himself). Daniel Handler has been asked many times why anyone would want to make a career of chronicling the ghastly trials of a trio of ill-fated orphans. "When I was young, my favorite stories were not the sort of children's books that are constantly being thrust at you when you're little," he explained in an audio essay on Barnes & Noble.com. "I didn't like books where people played on a sports team and won a bunch of games, or went to summer camp and had a wonderful time. I really liked a book where a witch might cut a child's head off or a pack of angry dogs might burst through a door and terrorize a family. So, I guess it should not be surprising that when I turned to children's literature I tried to think of all sorts of interesting things to happen to small children, and all of these things were pretty dreadful."

Handler has long made it clear that his wildly popular series would be limited to thirteen installments. The Penultimate Peril: Book the Twelfth finds the much-beleaguered Baudelaire orphans "enjoying" a family vacation at a menacing hotel, and Handler is wrapping up his saga with The End: Book the Thirteenth, which promises to tie up all remaining threads in the story in an undoubtedly exciting manner.

However, the conclusion of his series is no indication that Handler plans on bringing his writing career to an end. He has also written adult-targeted titles under his own name, including his latest, Adverbs: A Novel. This exploration of love, which Publishers Weekly deemed "lovely" and "lilting," may forgo the trademark Lemony Snicket wry morbidity, but Handler ensures readers that the book isn't without its own unfortunate events. "It's a fairly miserable story, as any story about love will be," he says. "People try to find love -- some of them find it, some of them don't, some of them have an unhappy time even if they do find it -- but it is considerably more cheerful than any of my so-called children's books."

Good To Know

Daniel Handler has a potentially embarrassing confession to make: he is an avowed accordion player. Handler says that when he told his parents about his decidedly uncool musical pursuits, they reacted "as if I had taken up heroin."

His interest in music does not end with the accordion. Close friend and leader of indie-rock band The Magnetic Fields Steven Merritt has written an original song for each audio book version of the Series of Unfortunate Events books. Merritt and Handler will be releasing a CD of all 13 "dreadful" songs when the final installment of the series is published in late 2006. Handler also lent his accordion-laying talents to The Magnetic Fields' critically acclaimed album 69 Love Songs.

Handler's persistence may rival that of the never-say-die Baudelaire orphans. His first novel, The Basic Eight, was rejected 37 times before it was finally published.

He enjoys the work of novelist Haruki Murakami so much that Handler devoted an entire essay to the subject in the plainly and guilelessly entitled Village Voice review, "I Love Murakami."

According to a former high school classmate writing in the local paper, Handler was "voted not only Class Clown, but also Best Actor, Chatterbox, and Teacher's Pet."

A few fun facts from our interview with Handler:

"I can cook anything."

"I know one very good card trick."

"I auditioned for an enormous role in the film Gigli."

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    1. Also Known As:
      In some parts, people get to know him through his handler, Daniel Handler.
    2. Hometown:
      Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.
    1. Date of Birth:
      February 28, 1970
    2. Place of Birth:
      Handler was born in San Francisco in 1970, and says Snicket's family has roots in a land that's now underwater.
    1. Education:
      Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
    2. Website:

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 19, 2011

    Best ever

    These are the best books in the whole wide world! I am your biggest fan, Lemony Snicket! Keep on writing more fantastic books during your free time,please! I literally cannot stop reading these books. I read whenever i get the chance and these books are all i even ever read on my nook!!! I wish that you didn't stop the series of unfortunate events!

    32 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2012

    Expensive

    These are great books, but this set is WAY too expensive.

    29 out of 49 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2011

    My kind of books

    These books are amazing because they open a new world to how every thing is in life were u have friends and u have enimies. My favorite book of the series is the end. The end is amazing and sad because they finally are free.it can get a bit confusing if you jump around the series so u have to go straight through the series.please read these books weather not buying this or reading them from the library these books are amazine and i promise that if u are interested in adveture from 3 orphans than u will love it!!!!!!!!!

    25 out of 27 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2012

    BEYOND AWESOME!!

    I read the series when i was in fifth grade, and i absolutely loved it. I'm now a freshman, and rereading the series, and they're still my favorite books.(And i'm a huge bookworm so i've read alot of books in between.) Definetly worth it!!!!

    19 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    By JBsuperfan on December 25 2011

    So...sad!!! I'll never sleep soundly again! This book is amazingly CREATIVE!!!

    17 out of 19 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    Great books

    Really loved this books, I read like 3 of them in one day!

    14 out of 14 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2012

    Amazing

    Even though i havent got this book on my nook yet. WOW! It's amazing! It's an wonderful series. I LOVE A SERIES OF UNFORTUNAATE EVENTS!!!!! I'm 10 years old and my friends and i are OBSESSED with the series we are planning 2 c the movie. I HIGHLY RECCOMEMD IT! I am on books 5 only tho. ITS INTERESTING!!!
    -Tobi

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 23, 2011

    *Sniff*Sniff

    A very emotional story with lots of heart. This fantastic book will always be one of my favorites!

    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    BEST BOOK EVER

    read them read them

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Good book bad price

    These books are amzing and a great read but i dont recomend buying this one but the individual books instead

    9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 21, 2012

    Truly hilarious

    Oh sure, their lives are littered with crimes, fires, an eye tattoo and shady charecters, but it is a great series. These children are people you root for, you want their story to end with a happily ever after. That doesn't happen, but it is not a dissapointing end. It shows the children and Kit's baby embarking on a perilous journey to find what happened to their comrades. Besides, the dummies who complain about the ending obviously didn't read the name of the series. What did you expect? Lemony Snicket is constantly warning you to read something else because the story of the Baudelaire orphans is a sad one. So don't you complain about it. This story is a story about the bravery and intelligence of three orphans and also of the Quagmire triplets. It is very well written and keeps you laughing. Lemony Snicket is a terrific writer. This series is highly recomended.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    What the h***!!!#

    $79.99 for a series of books!!!! I love the books but this outrageous!!!!! This is an attempt to rob the public,people!! Wake up and realize this d**** problem!!!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2012

    Love it!

    This is a wonderful series! I absolutely love them! I found out that he is writing a NEW series that is coming out in 2012. I can't wait. I think it intertwines with this series. Once again, I love them! Thank you, Lemony Snicket.

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    best books in the world

    i had a dream that the leeches ate me up a not putter downer read 7 books in one day A MUST READ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2012

    Nah

    Well u could get the series cheeper somewhere else so i recommend not 2 buy dis

    4 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2011

    Best books for all ages

    So i am a person that will tell you hands doen this is a must have for your library. I love the series and this is better then any ny times bestseller

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 27, 2013

    Cleo's Review- Reviewing Ebooks since today!

    Review- A series of unfortunate events is a series about Sunny,Klaus, and Violet, who,after the burning of their home and death of their parents are sent to their distant relatives house. Count Olaf, after the first book, pursue the children through out the series. Overall, i give this series a 4 and a half. Its well written, and the plot is completley original unlike some today. (Were looking at you Twilight)
    See you! -Cleo daMurr

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 19, 2012

    Watch your mouth!

    This book series is for children! If your reviews are littered with profanity, wash your mouth with bitter soap and do shut up.

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 1, 2012

    X

    Totally worth it :D

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    AMAZING!!

    I just got finished with the 10th book and i cant stop reading the grim grotto. If you want to read a thrilling series buy this now! Also if you buy the series individually it will cost $91 and the box series cost $80. So buy the series.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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