The Bad Beginning

Written by Lemony Snicket and Illustrated by Brett Helquist

The Bad Beginning, the first book in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, introduces readers to Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire. When their parents die, they are sent to live with Count Olaf, a distant relative, but it soon becomes clear that he is after the family fortune. The children outwit him—and get some help from family friend Mr. Poe.

Age Range 8 - 13 years
Genre
Copyright Year
Page Count
192
Publisher
Harper Collins
Grade Level 3rd - 8th
ISBN
9780060518288
Lexile 1010
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