The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events) by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist


Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060758080
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/26/2004
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Edition description: Movie Tie-in Edition
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.61(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lemony Snicket grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. To his horror and dismay, he has no wife or children, only enemies, associates, and the occasional loyal manservant. His trial has been delayed ,so he free to continue researching and recording the tragic tales of the Baudelaire orphans for HarperCollins.


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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The Wide Window: Book the Third (A Series of Unfortunate Events) 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 424 reviews.
Joseph Petruzzo More than 1 year ago
the books get scarer and scarer! i love sloving the mysteries beffore i find the answer. if you are a great reader like me, you wouldnt care that it is sad; just that it is a GREAT book! must read!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was amazed how well this book was written. The nice part is when he jumps in and speaks to you the reader. Its not sad just at the end. The book keeps you on the edge your seat and is great for any age readers. ENJOY!
417-513 More than 1 year ago
When i read this book, it was like watching a movie! All that was missing was the popcorn and soda!
TeensReadToo More than 1 year ago
Those poor Baudelaire orphans. After the death of their beloved Uncle Monty, the third installment of Lemony Snicket's tale has Violet, Klaus, and Sunny heading toward the home of yet another new guardian. Left by Mr. Poe at Damocles Dock at the edge of Lake Lachrymose for the taxi that will take them to the home of Josephine Anwhistle, the orphans must once again wonder about what fate holds in store for them. Will the gramatically correct dowager be kind like Uncle Morty, or retched like Count Olaf?

It turns out that Aunt Josephine is a mixture of the two. Although she welcomes them into her home, the woman is so terrified by everything--the stove, glass doorknobs, radiators, and even realtors--that the children are hard pressed to enjoy their dinners of cold cucumber soup and their presents of a baby doll, train set, and rattle. Living high above the Lake that is full of the leeches that devoured Josephine's husband, Ike, the three Baudelaire children have a hard time convincing their Aunt to even leave the house.

On a trip to the market, however, who should appear once again with yet another despicable plan to steal the Baudelaire fortune but Count Olaf--this time in the disguise of Captain Sham, a man with an eye patch and peg leg who has opened a boating company of his own. Josephine, of course, is at once enamored of the dashing Captain, and Mr. Poe, as always, is not convinced by the children's claim that Captain Sham and Count Olaf are one and the same. What follows is another does of typical Baudelaire fair--diabolical plans, a terrible hurricane named Herman, a bizarre restaurant named the Anxious Clown, a boat ride across a leech-filled lake, a rescue at Curdled Cave, and another meet-up with Count Olaf's nasty associates.

THE WIDE WINDOW is another winning story in the tales of the Baudelaire orphans. The story took me about an hour and a half to read, and is suitable for children around ages 9 and up. Again, however, you'll need to base your decision of its suitability based on the maturity of your children, as this book is just as dark as the first two.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS BOOKS!!!! THIS IS A GREAT STORY!!! It has great pictures throughout the book, Lemony Snicket wrote it like it really happened, Violet, Klaus and Sunny get into some of THE WORST situations yet, and the story is great! It is SO absorbing, fast-paced, and thrilling. When Snicket writes, I can see it in my head, like it's a movie. It is great to read just for fun, for reading skills, and sharing with your friends. I like the way Snicket writes, because when he uses unusual words (which he does a lot) he tells you what they mean, and he has a very observant perspective of everything. GREAT BOOK! A BOOK THAT YOU HAVE TO READ!(very unfortunate)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Total 5 star book!If you dont like this series you are a loser.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
hi i return to do best books ever published2 in this book the wide window the orphans go to live with there aunt josephine but as usual count olaf finds them and then aunt josephine goes to hide in a cave then they find her and then count olaf finds them and aunt josephine is tossed over board off of count olafs ship . See you next time on best books ecer published
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Iwas up all night trying to finish this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My favorite book,I coudn't survive withpout it!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im ten years old and in fourth grade and i have to say THIS BOOK IS AMAZING!!!! Lemony Snicket has great taste!!! Nobody can write a book like him. I ultra recomend this book. They say it's sooo horible. It is not!!! My favorite book in the series. BUY IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book you know how snicket calls it 'miserable' cuz i was reading the reptile room (book 2 of 13) and i felt miserable. Read the whole series and make me nomiserable... jk but its a great series im rereading it
Anne Lam More than 1 year ago
once u read it u just cant put it down. this series is the most amazing series ive ever read!!! TRY IT FOR YOUR SELF.
Michael-Lawson More than 1 year ago
This book is very dark and intresting. It can also be thrilling at sometimes. If you are depressed, you really wouldn't want to read this book but that's just my opinion,you can if you want to. This is the 3rd of the 13th in the series. Mr.Snicket has other books besides the series but the series is more popular. In the 1st & 2ND book, the orphans (Violet, Kluas, and Sunny Baudelaire) loose their parents in a fire and leave the fortune behind to Violet when she is of age. In the first book, they are put in the custody of Count Olaf, a relative that is only keeping them for their money. He abuses them and tries to get their fortune . In the end of the first book, he fails and the orphans excape. In the 2nd book, The Baudelaire's are put in the custody of one of their uncles. Count Olaf disguesses himself into someone else and kills their uncle and once again tries to get their fortune. The orphanes fight him and the banker that is handling their fortune affairs arives just in time to same them and escape. In this book the Baudelaires are with their aunt and Count Olaf is back in another disguse to try once again to steal their fortune.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story is a story that created great interest because I was never able to stop reading. I found the story thrilling and engaging. Many times I would betray other responsibilities in order to read more of this book. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a book that is different, sad and brings great appreciation for the little things by giving the reader something filled with heartache with a tiny hint of joy.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I want it
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book by Lemony Snicket is written very well. It's mysterious and suspensful. Once you read, you don't want to stop reading! It keeps you going! Even though, the Baudelaries and Aunt Josephine have lives of misery, they try to keep good memories of the past in mind.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so scary and weird I love it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book really touched my heart
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was very exciting and sad. I couldbnot put this book down! You will understand it even more if you have read other books in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite books in the series, and I love it so much! I always wanted to read it every day! It really brings me to the edge of my seat!! I recommend this book if you like some action and adventure in your lives!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
These books are very good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is scare of stoves doornobs and phones and much much more
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fun book thats always leaving you wondering what gonna happen next
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book rocked my soul. It will make u cry. Want to tear the book apart. And feel so bad for them. (Spoiler alert) i cant believe the lady ( i forgot her name ) dies.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not the best, but it is REALLY good. I love reading the series. Im on book 3.