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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 ... Show synopsis

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A Good Beginning

by bookishwench on Dec 12, 2009

A delightful beginning to the book series, not due to plot of characterization, but to the author's style, something that is lacking in so much juvenile fiction. The tongue-in-cheekiness throughout just tickled me. Even the cover and page design is enough out of the ordinary to clue you in that ... More


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by Mumsie on Feb 19, 2009

Daughter read this book for college freshman seminar class (along with another book written by same author, Daniel Handler). This one she actually enjoyed. P.S. Be cautious of books written under the author's real name! More


A Good Beginning

by missmona on Apr 3, 2007

In this first book about the three Baudelaire siblings, the reader is drawn into their young lives through experiencing the tragedy of their loss and the subsequent consequences, --- a phrase which here means "all the bad things that happened to them after that" --- brought to them by a well meaning ... More

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