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The Wide Window (1999)

by Lemony Snicket

Other authors: Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events (3)

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Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.

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Another thoroughly enjoyable entry in the unfortunate lives of the Baudelaire orphans. It's funny, exciting and great fun from first page to last. Count Olaf (Captain Sham) is as devious as ever and Aunt Josephine is a wonderfully frustrating adult, oblivious to everything except her own fears and obsession with grammar. ( )
  whatmeworry | Apr 9, 2022 |
Loved the setting but Josephine is no Uncle Monty, I do wonder what her fate really is.
We meet Larry Your Waiter who has a bigger part in the TV show then the books.
Snicket has made this book different to the previous, Josephine was kind of annoying.
It was a different mystery and book altogether. ( )
  crazynerd | Mar 30, 2022 |
Aunt Josephine is a great character, and her rickety house almost teetering of a cliff is a character in itself. This installment of the Series of Unfortunate Events was very original. ( )
  Marietje.Halbertsma | Jan 9, 2022 |
I love this series :) ( )
  nagshead2112 | Apr 27, 2021 |
I love this series :) ( )
  nagshead2112 | Apr 27, 2021 |
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For Beatrice — I would much prefer it if you were alive and well.
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If you didn't know much about the Baudelaire orphans, and you saw them sitting on their suitcases at Damocles Dock, you might think that they were bound for an exciting adventure.
Just because something is typed—whether it is typed on a business card or typed in a newspaper—this does not mean that it is true.
But even if they could go home it would be difficult for me to tell you what the moral of the story is. In some stories, it's easy. The moral of "The Three Bears," for instance, is "Never break into someone else's house." The moral of "Snow White" is "Never eat apples." The moral of World War One is "Never assassinate Archduke Ferdinand." But Violet, Klaus, and Sunny sat on the dock and watched the sun come up over Lake Lachrymose and wondered exactly what the moral was of their time with Aunt Josephine.
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Catastrophes and misfortune continue to plague the Baudelaire orphans after they're sent to live with fearful Aunt Josephine who offers little protection against Count Olaf's treachery.

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