The Truth Behind A Series of Unfortunate Events

by Lemony Snicket (Series)

Other authorsLois H. Gresh (Author)
Hardcover, 2004



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Fic Sni

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Fic Sni

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Fic Sni






St. Martin's Griffin (2004), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 208 pages


The ultimate companion guide to A Series of Unfortunate Events - a must for fans of Lemony Snicket. A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the most popular children's series in the world and will be a major motion picture starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep coming this 2004 holiday season. Now comes The Reader's Guide to Lemony Snicket, the ultimate companion guide to these fun and wildly successful novels. Digging beneath the surface, Lois Gresh uses science, history and little known facts to dig deep into the world of A Series of Unfortunate Events and provide young readers everywhere with how-to hints and tips, quizzes, cool anecdotes, fun facts and information on everything Lemony. Including:*Facts about handwriting analysis and forgery*Killer leeches, crabs, fungi and peppermint - all you need to know*The truth about hypnosis - and how to use it!*Real child inventors and their amazing inventions*How to build a telephone, a hot air balloon and an automatic harmonica*Are you as smart as Violet & Claus - the ultimate quiz*And much more!The ultimate renegade book report on A Series of Unfortunate Events, this reader's guide is a must for millions of young fans everywhere.… (more)


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208 p.; 5.51 inches

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LibraryThing member widdersyns
I like the idea behind this book but the execution was poor.

I, like another reviewer, was confused by the tangent on the evil eye when Olaf's tattoo is thoroughly explained in the series. I attributed it to the fact that not all of the books were out yet at the time Gresh wrote her book, but I'm
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not sure whether that fully explains it, or other inconsistencies.

There are also inconsistencies in the "facts" themselves, and I'm not fond of the tone. It is clear Gresh was trying to mimic Snicket's style, but it mostly didn't work.
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