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The Austere Academy (2000)

by Lemony Snicket

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

Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events (5)

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As their outrageous misfortune continues, the Baudelaire orphans are shipped off to a miserable boarding school, where they befriend the two Quagmire triplets and find that they have been followed by the dreaded Count Olaf.

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The plot thickens in The Austere Academy. There some new characters, the two triple(one die in a fire) that might come into play in later books and I`m glad there more younger charathers that are added. This book is just like the others before, Count Olaf show up in disguise and then get away. In theory I think Mr. Poe is working for Count Olaf. Why bring the Baudelaires to the care of Olaf in the first place?
What does V.F.D sand for?
Why does Olaf want the fortune so much? If so, does this lead to a bigger event in the works?
If that the case, it better be worth the read. ( )
  AnnaBookcritter | Sep 15, 2020 |
The plot thickens in The Austere Academy. There some new characters, the two triple(one die in a fire) that might come into play in later books and I`m glad there more younger charathers that are added. This book is just like the others before, Count Olaf show up in disguise and then get away. In theory I think Mr. Poe is working for Count Olaf. Why bring the Baudelaires to the care of Olaf in the first place?
What does V.F.D sand for?
Why does Olaf want the fortune so much? If so, does this lead to a bigger event in the works?
If that the case, it better be worth the read. ( )
  AnnaBookcritter | Sep 15, 2020 |
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Helquist, BrettIllustratorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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For Beatrice -- You will always be in my heart, in my mind, and in your grave.
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If you were going to give a gold medal to the least delightful person on Earth, you would have to give that medal to a person named Carmelita Spats, and if you didn't give it to her, Carmelita Spats was the sort of person who would snatch it from your hands anyway.
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If you have walked into a museum recently --- whether you did so to attend an art exhibition or to escape from the police --- you may have noticed a type of painting known as a triptych.
Assumptions are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make -- bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake -- if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble. Making assumptions simply means believing things are a certain way with little or no evidence that shows you are correct, and you can see at once how this can lead to terrible trouble.
There is no worse sound in the world than someone who cannot play the violin but insists on doing so anyway.
Mr. Poe meant well, but a jar of mustard probably also means well and would do a better job of keeping the Baudelaires out of danger.
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As their outrageous misfortune continues, the Baudelaire orphans are shipped off to a miserable boarding school, where they befriend the two Quagmire triplets and find that they have been followed by the dreaded Count Olaf.

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