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A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery Slope, Book the Tenth ***1ST PRINTING *** ***RARE "THE BAUDELAIRE FREE BOOK" DUST JACKET***

Lemony Snicket (Daniel Handler)

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ISBN 10: 0064410137 / ISBN 13: 9780064410137
Published by Harper Collins, NY, 2003
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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First Edition, First Printing with full number line, $10.99 price on rear board. This unsigned first edition does have the "Library of Lemony Snicket" blind stamp on the dedication page. New unread Fine book in a rare promotional "The Baudelaire Free Book" Fine dust jacket with verticle center crease to spine panel. Dust jacket has illustrations of Count Olaf in his various disguises on the reverse. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 009886

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Title: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Slippery...

Publisher: Harper Collins, NY

Publication Date: 2003

Binding: Illustrated Boards

Illustrator: Brett Helquist

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.

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Synopsis:

Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided.

Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without.

Ages 10+



Book Details:
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Publication Date: 9/23/2003
  • Pages: 352
  • Reading Level: Age 10 and Up

Review:

What would you do if you found yourself trapped in a runaway caravan hurtling down a precipitous mountain slope? Fourteen-year-old Violet, the oldest orphan of the three Baudelaires, decides to try to slow the velocity of the caravan with a drag-chute invention involving a viscous combination of blackstrap molasses, maple syrup, maraschino liqueur, peanut butter, etc. If plummeting to their death weren't scary enough, Violet and her brother Klaus have been separated from Sunny, their baby sister who is in a car headed in the opposite direction up the mountain with the "facinorous" Count Olaf, his "villainous and stylish" girlfriend Esmé Squalor, and their creepy sidekicks. Do Violet and Klaus find Sunny on the mountain? How will they survive the treacherous, snow-covered peaks with not much more than a ukulele and a bread knife, especially in the face of the "organized, ill-tempered" snow gnats? Will they finally unearth the mystery of the V.F.D.? Will they find out if one of their parents is alive after all? The suspense! As ever, the Baudelaires' unfolding tale of woe is sprinkled with Lemony Snicket's ridiculous, hilarious observations such as "Fate is like a strange, unpopular restaurant with odd waiters who bring you things you never asked for and don't always like." The tenth book in The Series of Unfortunate Events takes readers through the Mortmain Mountains to the churning waters of the Stricken Stream with all the coexistent horror and silliness a Snicket fan could hope for along the way. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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