Meet the Baudelaire children, Sunny, Violet, and Klaus who are about to be told that their parents have perished in a fire. Dire news for anyone but in this series of unfortunate events which proceeds for 13 books, things will descend drastically from bad to worse on a consistent basis. Parents gone, the orphaned children are delivered to the derelict home of Count Olaf, their new guardian and the children grasp instantly that they are in for it and their family fortune is in peril.
The entire story is delivered as though we are sitting at the knees of the narrator and will occasionally be interrupted by random wanderings into book definitions or anything else that seems to come to mind for this person. The melodrama combined with the sprinkling of tangents makes for a highly entertaining series filled with cliffhangers. You never know what lies around the turn of the page with this guy.
Ages 8-12 978-0061146305 176 pages
Recommended by: Barb