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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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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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The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 12) + A Series Of Unfortunate Events #13: The End + A Series Of Unfortunate Events #11: The Grim Grotto
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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
Copyright © American Library Association. All rights reserved --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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
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
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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
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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
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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