The austere academy

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Egmont, Apr 4, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 221 pages
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WARNING: LISTENING TO THIS TAPE WILL ONLY MAKE YOU WEEP... Dear Listener, If you are looking for a story about cheerful youngsters spending a jolly time at boarding school, look elsewhere. Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent and resourceful children, and you might expect that they would do very well at school. Don't. For the Baudelaires, school turns out to be another miserable episode in their unlucky lives. Truth be told, within the chapters that make up this dreadful story, the children will face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals. S.O.R.E., and the metric system. It is my solemn duty to stay up all night reading my history of these three hapless youngsters into a microphone, but you may be more comfortable getting a good night's sleep. In that case, you should probably listen to something else. With all due respect, LEMONY SNICKET

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Review: The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5)

User Review  - Ava - Goodreads

Life isn't just a magical ride on a unicorn into a land with lolliepops and no worries, at least not for the Baudilare Orphans. This book takes place at a terrible school called the Prufrock Prepotary ... Read full review

Review: The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events #5)

User Review  - Mark Lawrence - Goodreads

Another decent read with Celyn. It seems that The Miserable Mill may have been the low-point of the series as this volume is an improvement. The formula is applied once more, but with a slight ... Read full review

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Lemony Snicket Lemony Snicket's family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the Snicket Villa. Snicket was involved in a scandal that stripped him of several awards by the reigning authorities, including Honorable Mention, the Grey Ribbon and First Runner Up. The High Council reached a verdict and sent Snicket into exile. His formal training was chiefly in rhetorical analysis, and he has spent the last several eras researching the escapades of the Baudelaire orphans. This project is being published serially by Harper Collins. Due to the excessive conspiracy which surrounds him, Snicket often communicates with the general public through his representative, Daniel Handler. Mr. Handler is the author of two books for adults, "The Basic Eight" and "Watch Your Mouth.

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