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The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket

The Grim Grotto (2004)

by Lemony Snicket

Other authors: Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator)

Other authors: See the other authors section.

Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events (11)

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I got back into the series again partway through this one. ( )
  gabarito | May 13, 2018 |
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snickett is the 11th book in a series of Unforunate Events which tells the sad story of the Baudelaire orphans and their nemeses Count Olaf. In this eleventh installment the Baudelaire orphans are saved by a submarine called the Queequeg captained by Widdershins and his daughter Fiona. The Baudelaire are happy to see that they are saved by a member of the VDF who is a member of the VFD who is also in search for the sugar bowl. Although The Baudelaire orphans are not in danger by Count Olaf in this book, they still have to fix the Queequg so they will not drown. Also the sugar bowl is in a underwater cave and the cave is filled with poisonous mushrooms and a new villain. In the end, the children are confused and are approaching the Hotel Denouement. The theme of the book is surviving a wasteland according to Violet. ( )
  matesewiggns | Apr 16, 2018 |
Baudelaires meet up with a VFD sub. Must find a sugarbowl to figure out meeting place of VFD members. Clause meets a girl. She turns and ends up helping Olaf, also the sister of the Hook handed man. Ends with Baudelaires jumping into a taxi containing Kit Snicket, Jacque and Lemony’s sister. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
4 stars ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
For me, this wasn't the best book in the series so far. I found Captain Widdershins a bit too annoying and ended up skipping over a lot of dialogue. Overall a good book in the series though and looking forward to reading the next one. I would recommend this book. 4 out of 5 stars. ( )
  Beammey | Jul 23, 2016 |
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Snicket, Lemonyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kupperman, MichaelIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Curry, TimNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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It's tough when the things that stand between you and your desired sugar bowl are a host of deadly mushrooms and an uncomfortable diving suit. The unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves in deep (once again) in this eleventh book in Lemony Snicket's odd-and-full-of-woe-but-quite-funny Series of Unfortunate Events. In The Grim Grotto, the siblings find themselves headed down Stricken Stream on a broken toboggan when they are spotted by the submarine Queequeg, carrying Captain Widdershins, his somewhat volatile stepdaughter Fiona, and optimistic Phil from Lucky Smells Lumbermill. The adventures that follow as the crew tries to get to the aforementioned sugar bowl before Count Olaf are so horrible that the narrator inserts factual information about the water cycle so that readers will get bored and stop reading the book. It doesn't work. As per usual, readers will want to soak up every awf! ul detail and follow the Baudelaires all the way back to the place we first met them--Briny Beach. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson

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Still pursued by the evil Count Olaf, the Baudelaire orphans attempt to reach a very important VFD meeting, but first they must travel in a rattletrap submarine to the Gorgonian Grotto, a dangerous underwater cave, in search of the sugar bowl.

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