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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The Slippery Slope: Book the Tenth (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist, Michael Kupperman


Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided.

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, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780064410137
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/23/2003
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,268
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 1.22(d)
Lexile: 1150L (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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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its the most amazing book ever You just have to read it . Youll love it from the minute you start readin
Fredlinabeth More than 1 year ago
Very interesting and the books get better and better......
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Snicket is a wonderful author! He has written lots of novels, including this one, you rock snicket!!!!!!!!!!!! :D
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is when u find out a lot of secrets!!!!! Thrilling read
Maria Pipolo-Morace More than 1 year ago
this book is very very un-expecting. and truly sad and heart pumping
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good book so far and people who spoil the story or are going to spoil it 1. Think about other people going to buy it. 2. KNOCK IT OFF!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Favorite book!!!dont know what to read aftr im done with the series???do any of you wont to be my friend i can talk to you every day???? And im only a kid not lieing swear to god
Martha Pogue More than 1 year ago
Despite the fact these books are closely related, each bookis wonderful! I truly love the romantic set up of Violet and Quigley.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Poor violet kluas and sunny at least they findvthe survivor of the fire they thought it might be their parents but it was quigley quagmire
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Pour qhigli got washed away i wonder if he survived.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nothing can beat Harry Potter! I feel that this series is to elementary in its style and not as entertaining to the older 20 something crowd. Im not sure how I feel about it. You kinda have to get used to the way he wrights. The most anoying thing he does in the books is explain what words mean, in exactly the same way, on every other page. It gets really old quite quickly. I am on book 4 now, but for those die hard Potter fans, you'll be sorely disapointed with this series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really thought the Snicket books were great.. the first couple of them were original but now they've gotten boring and predictable... yes the Baudelaires escape once more to be caught once more.. bad guy always pops up and essentially each book is the same just different places different names but absolutely the same plot.. im ready for this series to start bringing back some new elements or possibly ending.
jasibal More than 1 year ago
The Slippery Slope follows the Baudelaire orphans on their journey up the Mortmain Mountains to discover the secrets behind the mysterious fire that took their home and their parents with it. Lemony Snicket, the cryptic and shadowy author of the series, provides a full account of the Baudelaires' escapades along the way, adding humor, wit, and allusions to other pieces of literature as the book progresses. Snicket made great care in making sure that the book was enjoyable for all audiences, including many jokes for the young and the old. The author also excels in bringing the orphans' many talents into the mix, with Violet's inventiveness, Klaus' book-smarts, and Sunny's teeth. Snicket infuses the book with dark elements as well, keeping to the main plot of the series where the orphans are wandering around trying to figure out the mystery behind their parents and the fire that took their house down. Here, the cooperation between the orphans shows how compassionate they are towards each other and towards others. The author clearly shows this when he writes about the orphans going to great lengths to save each other and other people. There are numerous moments that are bound to make you giggle, with tongue-in-cheek humor sprinkled throughout. However, the author does make great strides in reminding the reader of the previous books in the series, almost becoming a cliche in itself. The author references previous events that have happened in the series, making the rest of the novel seem recursive and not overall exciting. Even though the author does make some overused references, the book is still enjoyable to those who love a good mystery or a good action novel. The Slippery Slope may be another book in a large series, but its place within the Series of Unfortunate Events is well-deserved.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read the book and they do not kiss
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V.F.D does have several acronyms but they dont all stand for an evil group.
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The cakesniffer before me was wrong. There are many different achronyms for it. But they all represent on volunteer system and one villianus group. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
NOT! Volenteer fire department Ps Carmelta Spats is in this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
in the booksrore, they were no slippery slope books
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It left me on the edge of my seat AMAZING!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really recommend this series.I am not a fan of scary books so I a little reluctant but this books cleverness took away all of that fear.anyone from 10 and up can read this book only because it has difficult language to understand .I even recommend this series for adults I think you will find this series quite delightfull.
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