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In the ninth title in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Carnivorous Carnival, the Baudelaire siblings are falsely accused of murder. On the run from Count Olaf (the real killer), the three disguise themselves in Madame Lulu's House of Freaks; Violet and Klaus masquerade as the two-headed Beverly/Elliot; Sunny poses as Chabo the Wolf Baby. Ages 10-up.
Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
Grade 4-7-Tim Curry (The Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Pirates of Penzance) has the perfect, mysterious voice for this reading of Lemony Snicket's book (HarperCollins, 2002). The plot, as in the other eight titles in the series, centers around the three orphaned Baudelaire children and their avoidance of Count Olaf, who is presumably trying to obtain their deceased parents' fortune. The children find their woeful refuge in a carnival, becoming more involved than any of them had planned. Madame Lulu's House of Freaks welcomes the children as a two-headed freak (Violet and Klaus) and Chabo, the Wolf Baby (Sunny). Will the orphans finally find out the secret meaning of the initials VFD? Will they discover something about their parents and the fire that made them orphans? The Carniverous Carnival takes listeners one step closer to solving the series' mysteries. Tim Curry's sinister renditions of Snicket's plottings will delight, but this title will be more thoroughly enjoyed by those who have experienced the other eight episodes. Don't hesitate to purchase this if Lemony Snicket is popular in any form with your patrons.
Kirsten Martindale, Buford Academy, GA
Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.
Book was for my granddaughter and was in very good shape - thank youPublished 12 months ago by Colleen Ashe
The Carnivorous Carnival is definently one of the best Lemony Snicket books i have ever read. This time the kids hitch a ride in the back off Count Olafs car to the Hinterlands. Read morePublished on June 2 2004 by mike
I really love the Series of Unfortunate Events. This one is one of my favorites of the series along with the Wide Window (3), The Austere Academy (5), and the Hostile Hospital... Read morePublished on May 30 2004
In the book The Series of Unfortunate Events The Carnivorous Carnival there are three children's names are Klaus, Sunny, and Violet. Read morePublished on April 19 2004
The Carnivorous Carnival is a great book as well as the whole series. In each book Count Olaf disguises himself as someone different, then tries to kill the kids owners and capture... Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by Mel
The narration style in the books A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket is almost as unique and creative as the eccentric characters, the scary and interesting settings... Read morePublished on Feb. 22 2004 by nicole
Get ready to unlock the secrets of the carnies. The three Count orfins started off in a trunk of a car, or should I say their worst nightmare's car. Read morePublished on Feb. 20 2004
I am a fifth grader that picked up this book at independent reading. It is part of the Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004