• Scholastic Store
  • The Scholastic Store  
    A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Gloom Looms (Books 10-12)

    A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Gloom Looms (Books 10-12)

    by Lemony Snicket and Brett Helquist

    Despite fervent hopes, best wishes, and good intentions, the lives of the Baudelaire siblings continue to get worse. Evidence of this - and more - can be found in this ungainly box of books, which contains the three latest and most upsetting volumes in the New York Times best-selling series:

  • The Slippery Slope
  • The Grim Grotto
  • and The Penultimate Peril.
  • You'd be better off buying a box with more uplifting contents, such as a helium balloon, a set of barbells, or three happier books. Hardcover Editions.

    $35.09 You save: 10%
    books;boxed sets and collections;hardcover boxed sets | Ages 9-12
    Add To Cart
    A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Gloom Looms (Books 10-12)
    Ages 9-12 $35.09
  • Teacher Store
  • The Teacher Store  
    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!

    $5.21 You save: 25%
    Paperback Book | Grades 4-6
    Add To Cart
    Educators Only
    The Bad Beginning
    Grades 4-6 $5.21
    Add To Cart

The Bad Beginning

Author: Lemony Snicket

Illustrator: Brett Helquist

Series: Series of Unfortunate Events (Book #1)

Interest Level:
6-8

Lexile Framework:
1010

Grade Level Equivalent:
6.1

Guided Reading Level:
V

Age:
11-13

Genre:
Adventure, Comedy and Humor, Series

Subject:
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.


Help | Privacy Policy
EMAIL THIS

* YOUR NAME

* YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

* RECIPIENT'S EMAIL ADDRESS(ES)

(Separate multiple email addresses with commas)

Check this box to send yourself a copy of the email.

INCLUDE A PERSONAL MESSAGE (Optional)


Scholastic respects your privacy. We do not retain or distribute lists of email addresses.