The three Baudelaire children,
Violet, Klaus and Sunny are orphans. Their parents died in a horrible fire
that also destroyed their home. They were then sent to live with a distant
relative – a strange and scary man named Count Olaf. It didn’t take the
children long to discover that Count Olaf was only interested in the large
amount of money their parents had left them. Money that would be his once
he’d gotten rid of the orphans….
The Baudelaires successfully
escaped Count Olaf’s clutches in book 1, but given that this is a “series
of unfortunate events” readers should not be surprised when he reappears
in Book 2, disguised as the assistant of their new guardian, Montgomery
Montgomery. Uncle Monty is a herpetologist - a scientist who works with
snakes. He travels all over the world looking for unusual specimens to
bring back to his laboratory to study.
The orphans try to warn Uncle
Monty, but he doesn’t believe them. They know its only a matter of time
before Count Olaf does something terrible. Can they stop him in time? Can
they stop him at all?
(Susan Dunn, Colorado
Blue Spruce YA Book Award, 2003)
It's about three orphans living
with a snake guy. There's a bad guy that wants their fortune and triess
to kidnap them. That's all. (Kenny, student, Musselman Middle School.
Bunker Hill, WV email@example.com)