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The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12) [Hardcover]

Lemony Snicket
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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Book Description

Oct. 18 2005 Series of Unfortunate Events (Book 12)

After any harrowing struggle, it is nice to consider checking into a hotel for a rest. In fact, this might be just the break Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire could use after their wearying deep-sea adventure.

A hotel can be a good choice for any family vacation. With so many floors, such a variety of rooms, and a curious array of guests, spending time in the safety of the right hotel can be the perfect learning environment for children of any age. A keen researcher like Klaus, an adept inventor like Violet, and a sharp-toothed culinary master like Sunny are all sure to find engaging diversions during their stay.

Regardless of how they pass their time while at a hotel, the three siblings will be sure to take in all the interesting sights and sounds -- and write them down -- just in case this episode turns out to be the darkest yet in a series of unfortunate events.


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Gr. 5-8. "Book the Twelfth," second to last in the fantastically popular A Series of Unfortunate Events, reunites the beleaguered Baudelaire orphans with a host of characters from previous adventures as they gather at Hotel Denouement (with rooms organized according to the Dewey decimal system) to await the delivery of--the sugar bowl. Well, fans will get the drift, despite the fact that this inventive go-round seems more dizzying and stuffed with definitions than usual. But even as the series draws to a close, new questions arise--the most important one being, are the kids valorous volunteers or villains after all? Stephanie Zvirin
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Praise for A Series of Unfortunate Events: "Wicked Good Fun." -- Kirkus Reviews "Vivid. Designed to alight on the best-seller lists." -- The New York Times Book Review "Hilarious. Luckily for fans, the woes of the Baudelaires are far from over." -- Publishers Weekly --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pretty Good Book April 17 2006
By Nicolas
Format:Hardcover
I really enjoyed reading this book. You should read books #1 to #11 before reading this one. In this book the baudelaires act as concierges in a hotel and try to solve a mystery, I wont tell you what it is untill you read the book! I hope you enjoy it too.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars lemony snicket May 21 2005
Format:Audio CD
If your a lemony snicket fan than buy this it is filled with lemony snicket fun of reading!
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2.0 out of 5 stars damage corner still ok buy April 25 2014
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
more damaged than i thought but it is still a good price lol so how can u go wrong i guess
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great price! Oct. 8 2013
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
My daughter loves this series, I was happy to find this book at a great price! I will always but her books at amazon.ca :)
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Another installment for the fans! Nov. 15 2005
Format:Hardcover
As with every Lemony Snicket book, the events in here were unfortunate.
The Grim Grotto (the 11th book in the series) was terrible in my opinion so I did not have high expectations for The Penultimate Peril.
I still would say that the earlier ones (from 1-5) are the best. This is another installment that any loyal fan of this series would love but it was another explanation book rather than a book in which something particularly of any interest happened.
While I did only give it 3 stars, a loyal fan of Lemony Snicket would probably be more generous. It's all about who you ask.
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