The Slippery Slope: Book the Tenth (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

The Slippery Slope: Book the Tenth (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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by Lemony Snicket, Kate Langdon
     
 

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Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.See more details below

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Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The tenth book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
Stand back, Snicket fans, the latest Unfortunate Events are about to unfold in The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket, illus. by Brett Helquist. Violet and Klaus Baudelaire must climb the titular terrain as they search for their sister Sunny in the Mortmain Mountains, after she is kidnapped by-who else-the diabolical Count Olaf. Will they reunite? Will they find their way out? Read on and find out.... Also being released this month, a slip-covered edition of the launch title, The Bad Beginning: Rare Edition, along with a stand-up portrait of the calamitous cast. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
Children's Literature
The tenth of the popular "A Series of Unfortunate Events" books, this novel follows the three Baudelaire orphans as they clash with Count Olaf and seek news of a missing parent. The melodramatic editorializing on the part of the narrator that has characterized the Lemony Snicket books is by no means absent here: fans will relish the adept word-play that accompanies accounts of Sunny's kidnapping, Violet and Klaus' rescue attempts, and Count Olaf's gang of eccentric villains. This novel also shows some additional development of the characters of Sunny and Violet Baudelaire. Sunny, once separated from her siblings, must think and act for herself, giving the reader a new sense of the personality behind this youngest Baudelaire child. Violet, on the other hand, meets Quigley Quagmire, the presumed-dead brother of their friends, Isadora and Duncan Quagmire, and readers observe the start of a special, more adult friendship between the two of them. And through it all, the author has woven the well-chosen words and whimsical pronouncements that make these books intellectually satisfying as well as just plain funny. For more advanced young readers, this book, like the previous Lemony Snicket books, should prove an entertaining and challenging read. In addition, the comic descriptions and clever dialogue may be the incentive required to get less advanced readers to forge ahead. 2003, HarperCollins, Ages 8 to 11.
—Julie Govan
School Library Journal
Gr 4-6-The Baudelaire children are back for another harrowing adventure in the quest to find their parents and foil Count Olaf's evil plans. When the villain kidnaps Sunny and takes her to the Mortmain Mountains, Violet and Klaus race against time to save her and find the "last safe place." This fast-paced continuation of the series finds the well-developed characters working with another friend to help solve the mysteries of the slippery slope. The dark humor and cliff-hanger ending will keep fans eagerly awaiting the next installment. Black-and-white sketches throughout the text enhance the story.-Krista Tokarz, Cuyahoga County Public Library, OH Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781869504984
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Australia
Publication date:
06/01/2004
Series:
A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
4.45(w) x 7.13(h) x 0.79(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

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