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From Publishers Weekly
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.
From School Library Journal
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
In the carnivorous carnival, Count Olaf and his gang ask Madam Lulu (the fortune-teller) to tell them where the Baudelaires are and more. To get Madam Lulu to tell them more, Count Olaf has to bribe her by buying lions for her to use in the show. While the Baudelaires are at the carnival, Violet and Klaus are the two-headed freak (Beverly and Elliot) and Sunny is the Wolf baby (Chabo). While they are there they meet the other freaks named Kevin (ambidextrous), Hugo (hunchback), and Colette contortionist). Also, Count Olaf has decided that each time the crowds came, they would take out a piece of paper to decide who would be thrown into the lion pit. To find out who will be thrown into the pit, you'll have to read this exciting book.
The Baudelaire orphans went to a carnival with Count Olaf in the back of his car and were dressed up as freaks. They wanted to find out if one of their parents are still alive and this lady who can find answers to any questions just by looking into her cyrstal ball. However, they find out that the lady is part of the V.F.D. and the Baudelaires and she are planning for a escape. They also found out that the crystal ball is not magical and that she uses resources from libraries and newspapers to find the answers to the questions that people ask. At the end, the lady dies, Count Olaf takes Sunny away, throws Violet and Klaus into the mountains.
I like this book because it starts another story at the end of the book. It makes you want to go straight to the next book and find out what happens. This way it makes the stories more exciting.
I don't like this book because in every plot, if something good can happen, it always turns out bad-that's why it's called A Series of Unfortunate Events. You just want something good to happen and let the story end with a "happily ever after" but it never does.
My favorite part of the book was when the Baudelaire find out that the lady with the crystal ball was a good person and that she was part of V.F.D, Madame Lulu. The Baudelaires could finally find out what V.F.D. stands for and where the headquarters is.
My least favorite part of the book was when Madame Lulu gets killed and could not tell the Baudelaires the secrets of V.F.D. It could have turned out to be a happy ending but just because of that, it couldn't.
Fyi: *the movie is supposed to come out in September or October* *the authors real name is not Lemony Snicket, it is just the name he writes under* *There is going to be thirteen books(unlucky number)* *There is always thirteen (unlucky number) chapters in his books* *This series rocks*
If you do not want to know the plot of the story, then do not read the rest of my review.
Who: The three main characters in all the books are Sunny, Klause, and Violet.
When: This book takes place during modern times.
Where: This story takes place at a carnival.
pro's: We find out how Count Olaf always knows where the siblings go, we figure out what the eye stands for, and we know where the V.F.D headquarters is (just to name a few.)
con's: There simply weren't any!
***To make this book more enjoyable you should read the books in order***
Count Olaf and the Baudelaires are at a carnival. Disguised as freaks, the Baudelaires try to find out what Count Olaf is up to. As the story goes along, Count Oalf figures out where the Baudelaire children are from a fake fortune-teller. Then, Count Olaf tries to dump the children into a pit of hungry lions, but they escape.
I especially couldn't put the book down at the end when the Baudelaires are disguised as a baby wolf and a two headed jerk that can't eat an ear of corn. Violet and Klaus are about to be thrown into a pit of hungry lions that haven't eaten in days. The funny thing was how clever they were to have the most un-put together plan to escape, but I won't tell you what it was.
Another frightful and scary part was at the very end when Count Olaf found out that the two freaks were really the Baulelaires and then, as they were driving up the mountain, he cut the rope that was used to tie Count Olaf's black car to the wagon that Klaus and Violet were in.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
Book was for my granddaughter and was in very good shape - thank youPublished 23 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