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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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  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 |
With Sunny kidnapped, the remaining two Baudelaires must make their way though the Mortmain Mountains to save her from Count Olaf's clutches. Along the way, Klaus and Violet are joined by an unexpected companion, while Sunny finds herself meeting enemies even Count Olaf is frightened of.

The Baudelaire children grow even more in these books-- Sunny more obviously than her older siblings, but all of them in very important ways. This shows how thoughtful Snicket (would it be more appropriate to say Daniel Handler, at this point, as Snicket himself is a character too?) is in his creation of the Baudelaire orphans. Handler understands that children are in a constant state of growing and learning, and that is reflected here. Sunny has slowly become a toddler--her words aren't all gibberish, her skills are growing, and she is learning important things. Klaus and Violet are changing internally--they are dealing with issues of morality and the concept of adults keeping secrets from them. In a more extreme way, they are all learning exactly what the children reading these books are learning.

Even after ten books, ASOUE continues to be entertaining and interesting. Snicket has made sure to keep each adventure (dilemma?) different to prevent monotony, and that's possibly why the series is getting a reboot in the form of a Netflix Series. The story starts off sad, and things get particularly worse (in various ways) each book. That's exactly what every show on television is right now, if you think about it--kind of sad, and then somethings tips the balance and the story falls into further despair. I guess Snicket was just ahead of his time? ( )
  Rituleen | Jul 17, 2016 |
The central moral dilemma in this installment is how far can one go before one becomes wicked as well. It's a bit silly, because the villains in these books are so ridiculously evil, but at the same time, makes a reasonable point. There are more clues about what the vfd is and who their parents really were. At least they are out from under the poor supervision of Mr. Poe! ( )
  tjsjohanna | Jul 6, 2016 |
it as awful ( )
  ap.09.foxton | Apr 20, 2016 |
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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.
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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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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