The Bad Beginning

By Lemony Snicket; Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins Publishers, Hardcover, 9780062206046, 162pp.)

Publication Date: May 2012

List Price: $3.99*
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Dear Reader,

The book you are holding in your hands is a short-lived edition of a book that will likely make your life shorter as well. The tale of three Baudelaire children, who find themselves thrown into an unhappy situation containing a treacherous villain with an evil scheme and bad manners, becomes more and more dreadful on each page, and everyone so foolhardy as to read it will find themselves weeping and moaning by the end of the book.

This book is offered at an introductory price, but it introduces the reader to such unpleasantries as a disastrous fire, itchy clothing, a baby trapped in a cage, a plot to steal an enormous fortune, and dusty curtains.

I made a solemn promise to write down these wretched tales, but you have no such promise, and if I were you I would put down a book this terrible, no matter how reasonably priced.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket




About the Author
LEMONY SNICKET's research has been collected and published in books, including those in A Series of Unfortunate Events. All the Wrong Questions is his first authorized autobiographical work.

SETH is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author and artist living in Guelph, Canada.

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Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Roger, The Jolly Pirate, to the alarming New York Times bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events, to the cozy E. B. White Read-Aloud Award finalist bedtime for bear. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
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