The Beatrice Letters (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

The Beatrice Letters (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060586584
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/05/2006
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Pages: 72
Sales rank: 29,109
Product dimensions: 0.00(w) x 0.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, several picture books including The Dark, and the books collectively titled All The Wrong Questions.

Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times–bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

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.

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Beatrice Letters (A Series of Unfortunate Events) 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is perfect for a Serise of Unfortunate Events fans. You can chalenege yourself with cracking codes. This book is beautiful in every single way. But beware if you think this book is going to be revealing the story around beatrice and lemony think again just when you think you figured it out a killer twist comes up.Filled with letter and such this book is great for a time filler and mind thriller.
KhleoZumas More than 1 year ago
Let me start this by saying... Anyone who read the series should know that every word Snicket wrote was an illusion to the civil issues of the time. This included same-sex marriage. Expect it. The point of the letters was to clarify what was left unsaid in the books. One thing that was left *not* unsaid was the fact that Mrs. Beatrice Baudelaire, the orphans mom, was a lesbian. I don't know why anyone would find that alarming; if you read the books, you would get that. It is important that if you are going to let a child read a book, let them read it. When you read all the way through a series and come to the crux of it all, there are going to be some things you might not have noticed. Furthermore, Snicket was an author; he never claimed to be a children's author. In fact, if you read past his birth name on Wikipedia, you would see his firsts books are ADULT books. I let my children read this despite what others thought. I'm not saying I take either side on the same-sex relationship case, but for me, excluding information from my children to make them think and feel a certain way about something is just as morally wrong as that issue may be. In all, this book exemplifies the traits set in the series; morality, trust, independence, and the trust in your own instincts. I enjoyed it, and my children did. Enough said.
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Beatrice Letters is a short book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by American author, Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). It consists of twelve items of correspondence between Lemony Snicket and Beatrice Buadelaire, who is apparently the sister of Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire, and a letter to his editor. While it is difficult to make any sense at all out of this, frankly, bizarre collection, Snicket does display his love of whacky definitions and wordplay like puns and anagrams. The items include calling cards, a poem, a telegram and letters: typed, hand-written and of the punch-out variety, this last allowing for plenty of games with homonyms. Separating these items are colour-plates of shipwrecks, caves and certain relevant(?) objects. There is probably some cleverness in there somewhere, but not enough to justify the price unless you are a die-hard Series of Unfortunate Events fan. Disappointing.
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
If you've been following Lemony Snicket's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, then you've undoubtedly read of Beatrice Baudelaire. Who she is, exactly, is a mystery. And although this book is entitled THE BEATRICE LETTERS, don't think that you'll finally learn who Beatrice is. You won't. In fact, there's not a whole lot you'll learn about anything or anyone having to do with the series.

Don't get me wrong. THE BEATRICE LETTERS is fun. It's gorgeously packaged. It comes with a poster, a dossier of sorts that contains letters to Beatrice and letters from Beatrice. It has ingenious pop-out letters that you can use to attempt to decode a number of anagrams. It has business cards. It has pictures of a metal tool and a paperweight. It has, in fact, all manner of beautifully put together items that tell you nothing.

For the ultimate A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS fan, this is a book you must include in your collection. For the bored fan, this is a book that will provide you with hours of hair-pulling frustration as you attempt to decipher clues that seem to have no answer. For the mid-line fan, this is a book that just looks pretty.

For cleverness, ingenuity, and presentation, THE BEATRICE LETTERS gets 5 Stars. For content, or at least helpful content, the book gets 3 Stars. Overall, a 4 Star read, but one I would recommend most strongly to the biggest Baudelaire devotee.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've been following Lemony Snicket's A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS, then you've undoubtedly read of Beatrice Baudelaire. Who she is, exactly, is a mystery. And although this book is entitled THE BEATRICE LETTERS, don't think that you'll finally learn who Beatrice is. You won't. In fact, there's not a whole lot you'll learn about anything or anyone having to do with the series. Don't get me wrong. THE BEATRICE LETTERS is fun. It's gorgeously packaged. It comes with a poster, a dossier of sorts that contains letters to Beatrice and letters from Beatrice. It has ingenious pop-out letters that you can use to attempt to decode a number of anagrams. It has business cards. It has pictures of a metal tool and a paperweight. It has, in fact, all manner of beautifully put together items that tell you nothing. For the ultimate A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS fan, this is a book you must include in your collection. For the bored fan, this is a book that will provide you with hours of hair-pulling frustration as you attempt to decipher clues that seem to have no answer. For the mid-line fan, this is a book that just looks pretty. For cleverness, ingenuity, and presentation, THE BEATRICE LETTERS gets 5 Stars. For content, or at least helpful content, the book gets 3 Stars. Overall, a 4 Star read, but one I would recommend most strongly to the biggest Baudelaire devotee. **Reviewed by: Jennifer Wardrip, aka 'The Genius'
Guest More than 1 year ago
my friend and i have recentley discoverd a code hiddin in this book.if you have read THE END you should be familair with this name BEATRICE.the message was that beatrice sank.
aethercowboy on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I liked this book. Of course, I'm a big fan of A Series of Unfortunate Events.This is one of those books that, unless you're a big fan or a completist, you probably wouldn't gain any more understanding from. In alternating letters, it very loosely explains what happens after The End, as well as gives one a bigger glimpse of the character of Lemony Snicket.Not for everybody, but I certainly enjoyed it on a narrative level, a subtextual level, and a book-design level.
readafew on LibraryThing 8 months ago
The Beatrice Letters is a supplemental book (here meaning a book that was written to financially benefit the author) to the Series of Unfortunate Events. Unless you have read the series, preferably all the way to the end, this book will make no sense whatsoever and even if you have read the series it is still a jumble and might just leave you more confused. I won't say more than these are a bunch of letters written from Beatrice Baudelaire to Lemony Snicket and from Lemony Snicket to Beatrice Baudelaire.Only really worth it to a fan of the series or a completionist.
anneofia on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book, part of "A Series of Unfortunate Events" was published between books 12 and 13. At that time, fans of the series were very anxious to find out more about this Beatrice, who first kept popping up in the dedications of the various books and by the eleventh book was a full- blown character in the story. The book was very confusing. I did figure out eventually that the letters from Snicket are all to one Beatrice, and the letters to Snicket are from a different Beatrice entirely. Knowing this helped a lot when I finally read "The End." The color pictures in the book are fascinating, and I had the feeling that I was missing a lot while I was reading it. That's what Lemony Snickett does to you.
EmScape on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Incomprehensible. I'm sure there's a mystery contained in this book that if one had the patience to puzzle it out, it might give some clues to the further story of the Beaudelaires, but I honestly do not have time to figure it out.
ibberman on LibraryThing 8 months ago
This book is problably only good if you are waiting for the next book in a series of unfortunate evnts. If you are not it might still be worth reading through if you need some more information on Beatrcie, so if you don't feel like you know everything about her do read it because she is an interesting factor in the series.
1DomesticTerrorist on LibraryThing 11 months ago
My friend and I read this one together..very puzzling and we still haven't understood what it means or how it ends yet it was brilliant all the same. Now that's an accomplishment.
iamagirldork on LibraryThing 11 months ago
A very cute companion piece to A Series of Unfortunate Events. I love the design of the book.
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ShaeRae More than 1 year ago
When it came in the mail,I was so excited!I ripped the package open immediatly.When I opened it up it was diffrent from any other book I've seen!The book has a file folder with a poster,and the acual book Beatrices Letters!I started reading it about 5 mins later.I found out some shocking secrets about Beatrice and Lemony!Maybe you can tell but,I'm in love with the serise of unfortunate events!I have read almost every one except for 3,4,11,and the very last book 13.I would give this book a 5 star rating.Overall it's cover is the best cover I've seen yet!
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