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The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

Lemony Snicket

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ISBN 10: 1405206128 / ISBN 13: 9781405206129
Published by Egmont Books Ltd, 2003
Condition: Good Hardcover
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Title: The Hostile Hospital (A Series of ...

Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Good

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Part of one of the most successful children's series of recent years. All previous titles in the series have been bestsellers. US sales stand at over 2,000,000 for the first seven titles in the series. Readership level: 9+ B/w line illus.

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As you might expect, nothing but woe befalls the unlucky Baudelaire orphans in the eighth grim tale in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events that began with The Bad Beginning. Ever since the orphans' photographs were plastered across the front page of The Daily Punctilio in an article falsely accusing them of murder, they have been on the run. Only when they disguise themselves as cheerful hospital volunteers (Volunteers Fighting Disease, to be exact), do they see a possible refuge. Of course, this backfires hideously. Where is their ineffectual guardian, Mr. Poe, when they need him most? Will the evil, greedy Count Olaf be successful in giving poor Violet a cranioectomy at the Heimlich Hospital? Is a heart-shaped balloon really better than water for a thirsty patient? Is no news really good news? As ever, Snicket refuses to comfort young readers with cozy answers and satisfying escapes. And, as ever, there are plenty of rusty blades and horrible plot twists to make us shudder and shameless-but-hilarious wordplay to make us grimace happily. Bring on the next one! (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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