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A Series of Unfortunate Events is a series of thirteen novels written by Daniel Handler, under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket, and illustrated by Brett Helquist. It is about the adventures of three children, the Baudelaire orphans, after the death of their parents in a fire. The series follows the children through endless misfortunes, mostly orchestrated by their arch-enemy, Count Olaf, who is after the Baudelaires' fortune.

Reader's Reviews[]


Very good series. I have just finshed reading Enid Blyton and these books are a really thing to go on to. They are very silly as well. The pictures on the front of the book have nothing to do with the story, so please don't be put off by them! You don't want to read the books out-of-order. (Olivia, age 12)


Really interesting, I could not take my eyes off of the text. Though my favorite were the 6th and 10th book.


I liked it, I read all 13 books and they were all interesting & great 4.7/5


These books were hilarious and brilliant although the ending of the series is a bit disappointing.


I thought these books were great! Lemony Snicket is a very intelligent man. They could be a bit confusing at times but overall the plot was brilliant!


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Books in the series[]

  1. The Bad Beginning
  2. The Reptile Room
  3. The Wide Window
  4. The Miserable Mill
  5. The Austere Academy
  6. The Ersatz Elevator
  7. The Vile Village
  8. The Hostile Hospital
  9. The Carnivorous Carnival
  10. The Slippery Slope
  11. The Grim Grotto
  12. The Penultimate Peril
  13. The End

Parental Guidance[]

  • Reading Age: 10+
  • Read Aloud Age: 9+

There is a nasty man in the books called Count Olaf and he has some very horrid assistants. The language is fairly complicated. Minor violence throughout the series.

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