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Les désastreuses Aventures des Orphelins Baudelaire, Tome 10: La Pente… (original 2003; edition 2005)

by Lemony Snicket

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Title:Les désastreuses Aventures des Orphelins Baudelaire, Tome 10: La Pente glissante
Authors:Lemony Snicket
Info:Nathan Jeunesse (2005), Paperback
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Resuming from the end of the last book, The Baudelaire's were tumbling down a steep hill in a rickety caravan, only to be saved by Violets inventing skills at the last moment. From there on, they follow the Stricken Stream, which has turned a strange inky black. They are trying to get to V.F.D H.Q, where they hope to find answers, and possibly one of their parents, who are believed to be dead. They come across a group of backpackers known as Snow Scouts, and i n there ranks, Quigley Quagmire, who was presumed to have perished in the fire that killed his parents. Quigley and the Baudelaires then use an abandoned passageway to reach V.F.D H.Q. From here, they hatch a plan to rescue their baby sister, who was captured at the end of the last book. They are successful, but separated from Quigley.

This book, like the rest in the series, is very unique. The book is written in 1st person, but has a lot of parts focusing only on the story, which are written in 3rd. Most 1st person books are from someone in the story, but Lemony Snicket constantly interjects, while still not being an active character (yet). He is mentioned, in veiled references from relatives, friends, and photos, but has not made and actual appearance. His gradual integration into the story is mysterious and exciting. It is also made evident that he knows all the mysteries not yet revealed to the reader. I am starting to wonder if some things will ever be revealed, I would reccomed it to anyone. ( )
  KaiY.B1 | Mar 21, 2017 |
Sunny is growing up and has to manage on her own after she is separated from Violet and Klaus. The series continues to build to the end. Violet and Klaus deal with the decision - How far do you go? ( )
  nx74defiant | Mar 12, 2017 |
find the third Quagmire triplet, get separated from him at end. Find the VFD base, after it has been all burned down. I want this series to end. I doubt it will tho. ( )
  BookstoogeLT | Dec 10, 2016 |
4 stars ( )
  JennysBookBag.com | Sep 28, 2016 |
A good book in the series. As always we get answers and even more questions! Darn you, Lemony Snicket!! Still, I did enjoy this read and already started the next book. I would recommend this. 5 out of 5 stars. ( )
  Beammey | Jul 23, 2016 |
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Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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For Beatrice -- When we met, you were pretty, and I was lonely. Now, I am pretty lonely.
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A man of my acquaintance once wrote a poem called "The Road Less Traveled," describing a journey he took through the woods along a path most travelers never used.
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But I will take a page from the book of the Snow Scout leader, and skip ahead to the next interesting thing that happened, which was very, very late at night, when so many interesting parts of stories happen and so many people miss them because they are asleep in their beds, or hiding in the broom closet of a mustard factory, disguised as a dustpan to fool the night watchwoman.
"Busheney," Sunny said, which meant something along the lines of, "You're an evil man with no concern whatsoever for other people."
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0064410137, Hardcover)

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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In the perilous Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet Baudelaire meet another well-read person, who helps them try to rescue Sunny from the villainous Count Olaf and his henchmen as they all near "the last safe place."

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