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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0064410153
ISBN-13: 9780064410151
Sku: 31192354
Publish Date: 10/1/2005
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.5L x 1.25T
Pages:  353
Age Range:  12 to 16
Certain people have said that the world is like a calm pond, and that anytime a person does even the smallest thing, it is as if a stone has dropped into the pond, spreading circles of ripples further and further out, until the entire world has been changed by one tiny action. If this is true, then the book you are reading now is the perfect thing to drop into a pond. The rippled will spread across the surface of the pond and the world will change for the better, with one less dreadful story for people to read and one more secret hidden at the bottom of a pond, where most people will never think of looking. (from the first line)
In this next-to-last chronicle of the lives of the Baudelaire orphans, the siblings pose as concierges at the Hotel Denouement to learn the identities and intentions of certain enemies, encounter characters from their past adventures, and ponder the nature of nobility and villainy.Presents the next-to-last chronicle of the misadventures of the orphaned Baudelaire children. *Author: Snicket, Lemony/ Helquist, Brett (ILT) *Series Title: Series of Unfortunate Events *Publication Date: 2005/10/01 *Number of Pages: 353 *Binding Type: Hardcover *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 1.25 *Width: 5.50 *Height: 7.50
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In the twelfth title of this highly popular series, Count Olaf is still evil, the Baudelaire Orphans do not win a contest, and the yet undetermined title will begin with the word "The".
The next to last book in the outstanding Series of Unfortunate Events collection--the most exciting and event-filled one yet--carefully careens through the hapless Baudelaire children's transformation from merely piteous orphans into spies, complete with jaunty little hats. Hotel Denouement, camouflaged to the point of insanity with the Dewey Decimal system, is the center of activity for the V.F.D., a mysterious, besieged secret organization for which the children now volunteer. Through a thicket of both evil and good operatives, including many familiar faces, they must maneuver to keep the world safe from the nefarious machinations of Count Olaf and his henchpeople. This is the 12th book in this fast-paced, long-winded middle-grade series. With B&W illustrations that take after Edward Gorey's work.
Author Bio
Lemony Snicket
Lemony Snicket is the notorious pen name of Daniel Handler, author of the enormously popular, extremely funny Series of Unfortunate Events books. Handler went to Wesleyan University, and resides in the city of his birth, San Francisco. Under his name, he has written adult novels, including THE BASIC EIGHT, WATCH YOUR MOUTH, and ADVERBS.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeMinimum Age:   08
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0353
Product attributePublisher:   HarperCollins Publishers
Product attributeSeries Part:   12
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