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Snicket, Lemony.
New York : HarperCollins, 2003.
IL 5-8. RL 6.8
ISBN 0060296410

(2 booktalks)

Booktalk #1

The Baudelaire children are back and this time they find themselves in the perilous Mortmain Mountains where they were left hurtling down at the close of the last book.  And now Klaus and Violet must find a way out of this predicament.  And they are not the only ones who are in danger.  Sunny has been kidnapped by Count Olaf.  Fans of the series will just love this new installment.  Hold on to your hats and get ready for another wild, crazy ride.

Booktalk #2

In the book there are three children and they are remarkable Sunny, the small infant, is very brave and tough. Klaus, the brain of the outfit, loves to read and is brave. And Violet, the teenage girl that can invent remarkable items, is very intelligent. These three kids are very unfortunate. Everywhere they go they run into trouble. On this adventure the two Baudeliares, Violet and Klaus, have to use as much power as they can to get their sister Sunny out of the biggest trouble she has ever run into, literally!
                    The main lesson in the book is no matter what family should stick together. You will learn how close this small family is. You will probably like the novel. This shows the courage and smarts these three Baudelaires have.
                        I loved this novel. It was very exciting to me. I learned how close families can be. I also learned no matter what do what you can to help family members. I learned no matter what your smarts could really be useful in the future. As I said before this book is excellent and it shows the true love a family has for each other.  (Delicia C.,  Student)

SUBJECTS:     Baudelaire, Klaus (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
                        Baudelaire, Sunny (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
                        Baudelaire, Violet (Fictitious character) -- Fiction.
                        Orphans -- Fiction.
                        Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
                        Mountains -- Fiction.
                        Humorous stories.


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