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The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11) (original 2004; edition 2004)

by Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator)

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Title:The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 11)
Authors:Lemony Snicket
Other authors:Brett Helquist (Illustrator), Michael Kupperman (Illustrator)
Info:HarperCollins (2004), Hardcover, 352 pages
Collections:Your library, Gates Family Library, Fiction

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  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
Having narrowly escaped the clutches of Count Olaf, The Baudelaire orphans lose their newfound companion Quigley, and are saved by a submarine. Inside they meet old friends and new, including a ship captain with many secrets. Together, this group sets out to find the mysterious sugar bowl before Olaf and his troupe get their hands on it.

It's hard to keep putting up reviews of this series because I love it and to say that every time I read a book in this series feels repetitive. But yes, this is a great series, with interesting concepts and 3-dimensional characters who offer fresh ideas and emotions to each new story. The themes of these books are good ones to teach younger readers without being heavy-handed, and the mystery that Handler presents his readers is just as interesting as it has always been. Learning more information about VFD, the schism, and the Baudelaire parents without giving up the entire story keeps readers invested, not just because the mystery is engaging, but also because readers care for the characters suffering through these circumstances. Well-balanced satire, action, and mystery makes The Grim Grotto yet another well-written addition to A Series of Unfortunate Events. ( )
  Rituleen | Jul 24, 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 |
The children team up with another ridiculous adult, get themselves into a pickle, and are once again tracked down by Count Olaf. There are questions of loyalty and perspective. Once again the youngsters elude their would be captors. ( )
  tjsjohanna | Jul 6, 2016 |
The Baudelaires use a submarine to try to find a hidden grotto that might just hold a secret vital to VFD--but its protected by poisonous mushrooms. And no sooner than they emerge from the grim grotto, than they find that Count Olaf has found them yet again, and that not all of their allies are loyal.

The last chapter is great. After 10 books of being repeatedly failed by every adult they come across (due to the foolishness, weakness, vanity or wickedness of the adults), the Baudelaires finally explicitly reject the proferred adult help, and strike out entirely on their own. ( )
  wealhtheowwylfing | Feb 29, 2016 |
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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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