|aThe bad beginning |cby Lemony Snicket ; illustrations by Brett Helquist.
|aThe bad beginning, or, Orphans!
|a1st HarperTrophy ed.
|aNew York |bHarperTrophy|c2007.
|a142 p. |bill. |c20 cm.
|aA series of unfortunate events |vno. 1
|aAfter 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.
NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIESAre you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing?It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, "Proceed, but cautiously."