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The Bad Beginning
Lemony Snicket
©
1999


After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune.
cover of The bad beginning

" If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book. In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and very few happy things in the middle."


Sites:
Lemony Snicket’s Biography A Series of Unfortunate Events
Nancy Polette's Literature Guide and Activities

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