A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: THE BAD BEGINNING

Snicket, Lemony

ISBN 10: 0749746114 / ISBN 13: 9780749746117
Editorial: Egmont Children's Books Ltd., 2001
Condición: Fine Encuadernación de tapa dura
Librería: Stella & Rose's Books, PBFA (Tintern, MON, Reino Unido)

Librería en AbeBooks desde: 19 de noviembre de 1998

Cantidad: 1

Comprar usado
Precio: EUR 42,92 Convertir moneda
Gastos de envío: EUR 8,96 De Reino Unido a Estados Unidos de America Destinos, gastos y plazos de envío
Añadir al carrito

Descripción

1st UK 2001. Nearly fine condition with no wrapper. The first in the series. An unhappy tale about unlucky children. Pictoral boards. B/w illustrations. Corners lightly rubbed else a fine copy. [S]. N° de ref. de la librería 814730

Hacer una pregunta a la librería

Detalles bibliográficos

Título: A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS: THE BAD ...

Editorial: Egmont Children's Books Ltd.

Año de publicación: 2001

Encuadernación: Hardback

Ilustrador: Helquist, Brett

Condición del libro:Fine

Condición de la sobrecubierta: No Jacket

Edición: First edition..

Acerca de

Sinopsis:

There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on...In The Bad Beginning the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. Then again, why trouble yourself with the unfortunate resolutions? With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children's authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.

Review:

Make no mistake. The Bad Beginning begins badly for the three Baudelaire children, and then gets worse. Their misfortunes begin one gray day on Briny Beach when Mr. Poe tells them that their parents perished in a fire that destroyed their whole house. "It is useless for me to describe to you how terrible Violet, Klaus, and even Sunny felt in the time that followed," laments the personable (occasionally pedantic) narrator, who tells the story as if his readers are gathered around an armchair on pillows. But of course what follows is dreadful. The children thought it was bad when the well-meaning Poes bought them grotesque-colored clothing that itched. But when they are ushered to the dilapidated doorstep of the miserable, thin, unshaven, shiny-eyed, money-grubbing Count Olaf, they know that they--and their family fortune--are in real trouble. Still, they could never have anticipated how much trouble. While it's true that the events that unfold in Lemony Snicket's novels are bleak, and things never turn out as you'd hope, these delightful, funny, linguistically playful books are reminiscent of Roald Dahl (remember James and the Giant Peach and his horrid spinster aunts), Charles Dickens (the orphaned Pip in Great Expectations without the mysterious benefactor), and Edward Gorey (The Gashlycrumb Tinies). There is no question that young readers will want to read the continuing unlucky adventures of the Baudelaire children in The Reptile Room and The Wide Window. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

"Sobre este título" puede pertenecer a otra edición de este libro.

Descripción de la librería

Established in 1991, we are a family-run business consisting of two shops: Stella Books at Monmouth Road, Tintern, Monmouthshire, NP16 6SE, UK, www.stellabooks.com and Rose's Books at 14 Broad Street, Hay-On-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5DB, UK. www.rosesbooks.com

Ver la página web de la librería

Condiciones de venta:

Tel: +44 (0)1291 689755. Payment with order. We accept most major Credit and Debit cards including Amex. and PayPal. Orders paid via paypal will be shipped to the address details given with the paypal payment. Our objective is to get the book in the post to you within one working day. Orders received after mid- day UK time on Fridays may not be processed until the following Monday. We aim to answer all emails within 1 business day. Returns: We do our best to make sure that all of our books are d...

Más información
Condiciones de envío:

Orders usually ship within 1 business day. UK customers: we offer a flat rate postage, same cost regardless of how many books ordered. Outside UK: Shipping costs are based on books weighing up to 1KG or 2.2lbs. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required. All books are sent using Royal Mail or Parcelforce

Todos los libros de esta librería

Métodos de pago
aceptados por la librería

Visa Mastercard American Express Carte Bleue

PayPal