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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?"

4.8 8
by Lemony Snicket, Seth (Illustrator)
 

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Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.

Train travel! Murder! Librarians! A Series Finale!

On all other nights, the train departs from Stain'd Station and travels to the city

Overview


Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.

Train travel! Murder! Librarians! A Series Finale!

On all other nights, the train departs from Stain'd Station and travels to the city without stopping. But not tonight. You might ask, why is this night different from all other nights? But that's the wrong question. Instead ask, where is this all heading? And what happens at the end of the line? The final book in Lemony Snicket's bestselling series, All the Wrong Questions. span

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the All the Wrong Questions series:
"A Pink Panther-esque page turner...exceptionally literary and entirely singular. Characterized by linguistic playfulness and an appreciation for the archaic, "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" is frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious...illustrations by celebrated cartoonist Seth only add to the throwback gumshoe vibe of this outrageous, long-overdue, middle-grade follow-up series from a truly beloved narrator."—Los Angeles Times

"Author Snicket closes his quartet of smart, noirish mysteries detailing the early training of the chronicler of the woes of the Baudelaire children with several bangs (and a poison dart or two). Best to start at the beginning, but the whole's an enjoyable ride."—Kirkus reviews

"Demands to be read twice: once for the laughs and the second time for the clues."—The Boston Globe

"The sort of goodie savored by brainy kids who love wordplay, puzzles and plots that zing from point A to B by way of the whole alphabet."—The Washington Post

* "Will thrill fans of the author's earlier works and have even reluctant readers turning pages with the fervor of seasoned bookworms. A must-have."—School Library Journal (starred review)

*"Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two."—Publishers Weekly (starred review)

*"Full of Snicket's characteristic wit and word play . . . this book belongs in all collections."—VOYA (starred review)

"Please, it's Lemony Snicket. Enough said."—Booklist

"There's no stopping Snicket!"—Booklist

Kirkus Reviews
2015-10-02
Librarians, a train, a murder, and the end of an apprenticeship. Young Lemony Snicket's chaperone, S. Theodora Markson, has crept out in the middle of the night. Following her, he receives an origami message from one of his associates (a word that here refers to the people around his age with whom he shares the goal of stopping the villainous Hangfire from destroying the ink-manufacturing town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea). The message leads Snicket to the railway station, where a train is about to depart Stain'd-by-the-Sea for the city. The train's taking both Snicket's former associate Ellington Feint and librarian Dashiell Qwerty (the latter unjustly accused of arson) to the city to await trial. With no ticket, it takes a feat of derring-do to get aboard. When he does, Snicket nearly witnesses a murder…which he then must solve while attempting to keep Hangfire from obtaining the statue of the Bombinating Beast, the final piece in his dastardly plan. With a train half full of suspects, Snicket's lucky the other half are his associates. Can they trap Hangfire and catch a murderer? Author Snicket (aka Daniel Handler) closes his quartet of smart, noirish mysteries detailing the early training of the chronicler of the woes of the Baudelaire children with several bangs (and a poison dart or two). Most questions (wrong and right) are answered by the satisfying close. Best to start at the beginning, but the whole's an enjoyable ride. (Mystery. 8-14)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316123044
Publisher:
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication date:
09/29/2015
Series:
All the Wrong Questions Series , #4
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
118,579
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 1.20(d)
Lexile:
810L (what's this?)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Lemony Snicket's research has been collected and published in books, including those in A Series of Unfortunate Events. All The Wrong Questions is his first authorized autobiographical work.

Seth is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author, and artist living in Guelph, Canada.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.
Date of Birth:
February 28, 1970
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.
Education:
Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Website:
http://www.lemonysnicket.com

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"Why Is This Night Different from All Other Nights?" 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous 9 months ago
Very good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I personaly loved this book and I got a great
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
WOW One of the best series i ave read in a while suorising ending tho
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book wraps uo the lemony snicket series its awesome showing how aware he is about what he was doing and how he is reflecting about his decisions. Did u like it? Or r u enjoying it I basicaly 8 the book up if u know what I mean.
DownrightDystopian More than 1 year ago
**Thank you so much to Put Me In the Story & the publisher for sending me copies of all of these books in exchange for reviews!** I'd just like to give a quick mention that every book I received was personalized to the point where people I knew were even mentioned in the book! It was an extremely wonderful experience to read the book this way, so I highly suggest checking out Put Me In the Story to get your own personalized copies! I can't believe this is the finally already. I've been flying through the books at warp-speed and I'm kind of sad to see it go! I'll probably have to give the series a reread sometime, but let's get on with the review, shall we? The fourth and final book follows Snicket as he goes on yet another mystery, this time involving a train that's leaving Stain'd-by-the-Sea. People are getting murdered, and Snicket has to find out who is behind them. Plus, there's even some people in disguise! I feel like I say this in every review of Lemony Snicket's, though his humor was awesome. I just find him so clever and hilarious to the point where everything that he says sticks with me as a reader. I also loved how the whole of this book pretty much was set on a train. I've never read a book like that before and it definitely added to the overall tone of the book! This book brought up even more questions for me, though I felt they were all answered pretty well. However, I was so not ready for the series to come to an end! I've come to love the characters so much to the point where I want the books to kind of go on forever. If you can't tell, I definitely think that this series is worth the read-the books are so good that you are guaranteed to fly right through them!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
twelve year old girl with glasses searches for a decent, accurate review of this story. Her search unfruitful, she leaves in disgust at the weirdoes who have the nerve to write a terrible romance line by line. I really like Lemony Snicket, but I think I have to reread his books. Picture this: Lemony Snicket meets Pseudonymous Bosch!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great finale to a great pre-quel series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I rate this 4/20