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    A Series of Unfortunate Events Boxed Set: The Complete Wreck (1-13)

    A Series of Unfortunate Events Boxed Set: The Complete Wreck (1-13)

    by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

    Some boxes should never be opened.

    For the first time, the complete A Series of Unfortunate Events ? including the highly feared #13: The End ? is available in one awful package!

    We can't keep you from succumbing to this international bestselling phenomenon, but we can hide all thirteen books in a huge, elaborately illustrated, shrink?wrapped box, perfect for filling an empty shelf or deep hole.

    From The Bad Beginning to The End, this box set, adorned with Brett Helquist art from front to back, is the only choice for people who simply cannot get enough of a bad thing!

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    The Bad Beginning

    The Bad Beginning

    by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

    The beleaguered siblings encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, and cold porridge for breakfast!

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The Bad Beginning

Author: Lemony Snicket

Illustrator: Brett Helquist

Series: Series of Unfortunate Events (Book #1)

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Adventure, Comedy and Humor, Series

Siblings, Action and Adventure Heroes, Adoption and Foster Care

About This Book

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.

It's a good thing that Violet Baudelaire has a real knack for inventing things. When misery comes to call, the right invention at the right time can mean everything. It's also fortunate that her brother, Klaus, has read lots of books and knows many important things, like how to tell an alligator from a crocodile and who killed Julius Caesar. When everything that can possibly go wrong does, a small fact can be vital. It's lucky, too, that Sunny Baudelaire, the youngest sibling, likes to bite things. Even though she is an infant, and scarcely larger than a boot, she has four very big and sharp teeth. When trouble comes along, sharp teeth can save the day. But most of all, it is good fortune that Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are as sturdy and resilient as they are, for ahead of these three children lies a seemingly infinite series of unfortunate events.

While at the beach, three likeable yet unlucky children receive terrible news and more trouble than they ever expected. While it's true that the events that unfold in Lemony Snicket's novels are bleak, and things never turn out as you'd hope, these delightful, funny, linguistically playful books are reminiscent of Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens and Edward Gorey.

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