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The Bad Beginning / by Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist.

Snicket, Lemony, (author.). Helquist, Brett, (illustrator.).

Available copies

  • 13 of 14 copies available at Lackawanna County Library System.

Current holds

1 current hold with 14 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Abington Community Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50687010370651 Children's Area Available -
Abington Community Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50687010515693 Children's Area Available -
Abington Community Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50687010749797 Children's Area Available -
Albright Memorial Library YOUNG ADULT SNICKET (Text) 50686012739111 Stacks Available -
Carbondale Public Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50688010732619 Children's Area Available -
Lackawanna County Children's Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50686015251726 Children's Storage On Holds Shelf -
Lackawanna County Library System Bookmobile YOUNG ADULT SNICKET (Text) 50686014383603 Bookmobile Available -
Nancy Kay Holmes Branch Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50686012683038 Children's Area Available -
North Pocono Public Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50691010462732 Children's Area Available -
North Pocono Public Library JUV SNICKET (Text) 50691010896533 Children's Area Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780060283124
  • ISBN: 0064407667
  • ISBN: 9780064407663
  • Physical Description: 162 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
  • Edition: 1st edition.
  • Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
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. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe? -- Publisher description.
Target Audience Note:
1010L Lexile
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader MG 6.4 4 4 41281
Reading Counts RC 6-8 6.1 7 Quiz: 20828 Guided reading level: V.
Awards Note:
Book Sense Book of the Year Award Nominee, 2001.
Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Nominee, 2003.
Audies Finalist Child, 2005.
Subject: Orphans > Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Humorous fiction.
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