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The Resource The Bad Beginning

The Bad Beginning

Label
The Bad Beginning
Title
The Bad Beginning
Statement of responsibility
by Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist
Title variation
Lemony Snicket's A series of unfortunate events
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Dear Reader,I'm sorry to say that the book you are holding in your hands is extremely unpleasant. It tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children. Even though they are charming and clever, the Baudelaire siblings lead lives filled with misery and woe. From the very first page of this book when the children are at the beach and receive terrible news, continuing on through the entire story, disaster lurks at their heels. One might say they are magnets for misfortune.In this short book alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast. It is my sad duty to write down these unpleasant tales, but there is nothing stopping you from putting this book down at once and reading something happy, if you prefer that sort of thing.With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
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Summary
After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Colorado Children's Book Award, Junior Book, 2003.
  • Nene Award (Hawaii), 2003.
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098905
Cataloging source
HCO
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Snicket, Lemony
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • 4
  • 7
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Helquist, Brett
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True
Series statement
A series of unfortunate events
Series volume
0001
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  • Children
  • Children's Fiction
  • Comedy
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The Bad Beginning
Instantiates
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_115136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780061757099
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Bad Beginning
Control code
BORROWBOX:HUS_115136
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780061757099
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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