Books by Lemony Snicket

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CHILDREN'S AND TEEN
Released: April 1, 2014

"Fans can still look forward to Volume 3 of All the Wrong Questions, coming in October 2014: fabulous (which here means "very good" rather than "not real"). (Mystery/short stories. 8-14)"
How many mysteries lurk in the no-longer-seaside town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea? Thirteen. Read full book review >
29 MYTHS ON THE SWINSTER PHARMACY by Lemony Snicket
Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"For all its enigmatic nature, the tale provides a clear reason for drawing one's own conclusions: Observing and recording the results through a personal filter makes a good story. (Picture book. 5-8)"
Young investigators, a girl and boy old enough to ride the city bus alone, offer 29 observations associated with a building in another town. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 15, 2013

"Little is answered definitively, but fans won't mind; they'll just be pleased there are two more young Snicket adventures to come. (Mystery. 8-14)"
Questions answered, question posed (the wrong one again). Mysteries solved, mystery deepens….            Read full book review >
THE DARK by Lemony Snicket
Released: April 2, 2013

"A lovely if uneven offering about a common childhood fear. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Are you afraid of the dark? Read full book review >
"WHO COULD THAT BE AT THIS HOUR?" by Lemony Snicket
Released: Oct. 23, 2012

"Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven picking out tidbit references to the tridecalogy, but readers who've yet to delve into that well of sadness will have no problem enjoying this weird and witty yarn. (Mystery. 8-12)"
Young Mr. Snicket seems to always ask the wrong questions. Read full book review >
13 WORDS by Lemony Snicket
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2010

"WORD NUMBER 1: Bird. / The bird sits on the table." Read full book review >

THE COMPOSER IS DEAD by Lemony Snicket
FICTION
Released: March 1, 2009

In this characteristically unsettling invitation to Meet the Orchestra, the Composer leads off—dead or, as the author puts it, "decomposing" at his desk. Read full book review >

THE LUMP OF COAL by Lemony Snicket
FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 2008

One might say that Snicket, author of the wildly successful A Series of Unfortunate Events, and Helquist, the illustrator of same, have diminished their talents with this short, illustrated Christmas story about a talking lump of coal. Read full book review >

THE WIDE WINDOW by Lemony Snicket
FAMILY AND GROWING UP
Released: Feb. 29, 2000

The third book in A Series of Unfortunate Events (The Bad Beginning, 1999, etc.) has all the stuff of its predecessors' melodrama—bold narration, dark humor, exaggerated emotions and dialogue, humorously stereotypical characters, and an overriding conflict between good and evil. Read full book review >

THE BAD BEGINNING by Lemony Snicket
Released: Sept. 30, 1999

The Baudelaire children—Violet, 14, Klaus, 12, and baby Sunny—are exceedingly ill-fated; Snicket extracts both humor and horror from their situation, as he gleefully puts them through one terrible ordeal after another. Read full book review >