The Carnivorous Carnival: Book the Ninth (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

The Carnivorous Carnival: Book the Ninth (A Series of Unfortunate Events)


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The Carnivorous Carnival: Book the Ninth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist, Michael Kupperman


Everybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks?

A carnival is a place for good family fun—as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time at the carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events. In fact, in this appalling ninth installment in Lemony Snicket's serial, the siblings must confront a terrible lie, a caravan, and Chabo the wolf baby. With millions of readers worldwide, and the Baudelaire's fate turning from unpleasant to unseemly, it is clear that Lemony Snicket has taken nearly all the fun out of children's books.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064410120
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/29/2002
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 31,877
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.09(d)
Lexile: 1120L (what's this?)
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.

Michael Kupperman has done many illustrations for such publications as Fortune, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He frequently writes scripts for DC Comics. This is his first book.


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.


Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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Brianna Fairman More than 1 year ago
This was a great book!! I have been reading this series and I absolutely love it!!!! I was in tthe middle of reading another book when I started it, and I completly forgot that I was reading it untill I fineshed this book. This book is a fantastic addition to "A Series Of Unfortunet Events"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The series is amazing. You MUST continue!
kim bandachowicz More than 1 year ago
Im a kid so i should know.Now,you should really read this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing book! It has such great detail. Lemony Snicket ( the author) makes you feel like your really there!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of my favorites out of the thirteen :D you cant put it down
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have been reading this series for a while. im on this book and it is really good reccomend for mystery lovers. Thank you and read this series
Guest More than 1 year ago
this is absolutely the best book i have ever read Its awesome and wonderful.Full of suspense ,thrills and action that will make you want to read it again You have got to read this thrilling book youll be talking about it all the time (READ IT)!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The book the carnivorus carnival by lemony sniket is amazing because there are suprises and scares ans suspence. I cant wait to read the next book in the series!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
BEST series ever! Best book in the series, too!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love them
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would reccomend theese books to anyone who can get a hold of this series at a store, their local library, or just borrow one from a friend! THIS IS A MUST READ BOOK KIND OF LIKE HOW DISNEY WORLD IS A MUST SEE PLACE FOR FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN! I hope that many people will see this comment, read this this book( but read the other ones first) , and feel the same way as I do about theese phonominal books from this fantastical series. I am determined to get the entire human race reading theese books! It is my understanding that this comment is very long. Sorry about that you guys. Now that I think about it if you read this entire comment, then you must be used to reading really boring things. If you this book and series it will cure your boredom! With much respect, Anonymous ( ;
cloggiedownunder More than 1 year ago
The Carnivorous Carnival is the ninth book in A Series of Unfortunate Events by American author, Lemony Snicket (aka Daniel Handler). As we once again join the unlucky Baudelaire orphans, they are trapped in the trunk of Count Olaf’s car as it travels to the Hinterlands down the Rarely Ridden Road to consult Madame Lulu at the Caligari Carnival. Once there, and unable to contact their banker, ever-tussive Mr Poe by phone, they need to adopt a disguise so that they are not recognised by Olaf and his cronies. As a two-headed man and a wolf-baby, they become part of the Freak Show. Having narrowly escaped a burning hospital and already suffered the loss of their parents, the threat of marriage, slave labour, hypnosis, a terrible boarding school, being thrown down a lift shaft, being thrown in jail, and the murder of their Uncle Monty and Aunt Josephine at the hands of the evil Count Olaf and his nefarious assistants, the siblings are ever-vigilant of his reappearance. Luckily these well-mannered and uncomplaining children are also very resourceful: Violet invents, Klaus researches and Sunny bites. Snicket’s tone throughout is apologetic, sincere and matter-of-fact as he relates the unfortunate events in the children’s lives; his imaginative and even surreptitiously educational style will hold much appeal for younger readers, as will the persistent silliness of adults. Snicket’s word and phrase definitions are often hilarious. As always, the alliterative titles are delightful and Brett Helquist provides some wonderfully evocative illustrations. This instalment sees the Baudelaires poked fun at by the Carnival audience, learning that one of their parents may have survived that fatal fire, discovering a fraud, narrowly escaping the a mob’s violent urges and, against their better judgement, joining forces with Count Olaf. Snicket does a clever thing with “déjà vu” in chapter five, but the utter stupidity of the adults around the Baudelaires is a constant theme that is starting to wear a little thin. Will Violet and Klaus be able to find the headquarters of the VFD in the Mortmain Mountains? Will they be able to catch up with Count Olaf, his cronies and their baby sister Sunny? Will they discover the contents of the missing Snicket file? Readers will have to read the next instalment, The Slippery Slope, to find out.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best books in the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Best author ever!love his books!!!!!!:)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books rock so you have to read them. Lemmony snicket puts danger at every turn adds a good vocabulary and and a mystery on every page. You should totally read these books! They are awesome. I am only 9 years old. The snicket file a evil villain and some italian sause.Snicket is an absalutly amazing authur. You should buy these books on your nook or in stores Buy them fast or there will be no more left in stores
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you do or dont like reading I still say that you should read this book. It was fantastic in every way!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i totally cant wait for it to come out, cuz ive read all the other ones(1-8) and they have been so interesting. i have seriously been sitting around since like december waiting for june to come, when this book will come out. but when it does, im sure it will be better then all the rest!
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I have read these books and I have to thank Lemony Snicket for writing such awesome books that my class and I read
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love hugo colette qnd kevin
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
That was probly one of the best books I have ever read!
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My friend in school,she started ne on this amazing series that makes me laugh,cry ,smile,and make me feel better about my misrable life .Plus their lifes aren't that terrible and most of the time i compare what's happened in my life.Thanks to Lemony Snicket my life has been better.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Stupid chic got pwned! Thats what ya get fool!