Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)

Overview

Who is Lemony Snicket, the mysterious writer best known for being falsely accused of crimes and hunted by the police and his enemies? Anyone who has read A Series of Unfortunate Events knows that Lemony Snicket serves as the narrator of the series and appears as a character within it. But did you know that Lemony Snicket is in fact the pen name for Daniel Handler, who, it has been said, has had a relatively uneventful life, at least in comparison to the legendary Mr. Snicket? In this new biography, discover what ...

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Overview

Who is Lemony Snicket, the mysterious writer best known for being falsely accused of crimes and hunted by the police and his enemies? Anyone who has read A Series of Unfortunate Events knows that Lemony Snicket serves as the narrator of the series and appears as a character within it. But did you know that Lemony Snicket is in fact the pen name for Daniel Handler, who, it has been said, has had a relatively uneventful life, at least in comparison to the legendary Mr. Snicket? In this new biography, discover what makes Snicket's novels about the adventures of the three Baudelaire children so wildly popular and explore the curious relationship between Daniel Handler and his alter ego. Lemony Snicket.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 6–10—Here's a treat for readers: a book about a favorite author written in a clever imitation of his signature style. Abrams delivers a witty account of his subject, directly addressing readers and using Snicketesque espressions like "what allusion means in this case." He presents a substantive look at Snicket/Handler, including synopses of and reactions to his adult books, his major influences, and musical interests. Abundant secondary-source quotes, full-color photos and film stills, and a chapter devoted to the series that made him famous will appeal to many readers. This lively biography will not disappoint.—Rebecca Donnelly, Loma Colorado Public Library, Rio Rancho, NM
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604137262
  • Publisher: Chelsea House Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/2010
  • Series: Who Wrote That? Series
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,217,793
  • Age range: 11 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Kyle Zimmer 6

1 Who Is Lemony Snicket? 11

2 Childhood 19

3 Becoming A Poet 31

4 A Change of Location and Direction 39

5 The Birth of Lemony Snicket 49

6 Success 59

7 Film, Music, Politics, and The Baudelaire Orphans 77

8 What's next? 89

Chronology 96

Notes 98

Works Lemony Snicket 103

Popular Books 104

Popular Characters 105

Bibliography 106

Further Reading 109

Index 111

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