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Dec 02

Series Saturday - A Series of Unfortunate Events

Posted on December 2, 2016 at 3:03 PM by Lindsey Kult

This week's Series Saturday is being made into a Netflix show, set to be released in the New Year. It is Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events!

A Series of Unfortunate Events

Genre:

Fantasy, Fiction

Location in Howard Miller:

Tween, TW SNICKET

Meet the Characters: 

These books describe the adventures of the Baudelaire orphans. Violet is the oldest sibling and is an inventor. She is to inherit a large fortune when she turns 18. Her brother, Klaus, is the middle child. He is very clever due to many books he reads and can often quote verbatim from them. Sunny is the baby of the family (literally). At the beginning of the series she uses her sharp baby teeth to protect her siblings. Later, she learns other skills to aide them in their flight from Count Olaf. Count Olaf is apparently a distant relative of the children, but he does not have their best interests in mind. Rather, he is determined to obtain the Baudelaire fortune. He is an actor and he uses his acting skills to follow the children in an attempt to kill them so he can be the sole heir. Don't worry though! The Baudelaire children are cunning and always looking out for each other.

Number in Series:

There are 13 books in this series and there will be 13 episodes in the Netflix series - each episode covering a book.

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

Final Word:

Lemony Snicket set out to write a children's book that he would have wanted to read at age 10. Apparently he wanted to read absurdly dramatic tales of adventure (but hey, I would too!). Each book follows a similar plot: the Baudelaire children are sent to a new home with a new guardian, but are quickly followed by Count Olaf. They must use their wit and talents to defeat him and keep their fortune. There is a lot of humor in these novels, but there is also some violence. The violence is not scary, but Count Olaf will stop at nothing to get his hands on the children's inheritance!