Un Mal Principio by Lemony Snicket - PDF and EPUB eBook
The Bad Beginning is actually a great beginning. It's the first book in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate...
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Details of Un Mal Principio
- Exact title of the book
- Un Mal Principio
- Book series
- A Series of Unfortunate Events #1
- Book author
- Lemony Snicket
- Book edition
- Number of pages
- 162 pages
- February 28th 2006 by Montena S a Ediciones
- File size (in PDF)
- 648 kB
Some brief overview of book
The Bad Beginning is actually a great beginning. It's the first book in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events, a wonderfully different and disastrous children's story starring three highly unlucky siblings. In this first book, readers are introduced to the unfortunate Baudelaire children - 14-year-old Violet, 12-year-old Klaus, and their infant sister, Sunny - when they learn they've just been orphaned by a terrible house fire.
The executor of the Baudelaire estate - a phlegm-plagued banker named Mr. Poe - sends the children to live with a distant relative: a conniving and dastardly villain named Count Olaf, who has designs on the Baudelaire fortune. Count Olaf uses the children as slave labor, provides horrid accommodations for them, and makes them cook huge meals for him and his acting troupe, a bunch of odd-looking, renegade good-for-nothings. When the children are commandeered to appear in Count Olaf's new play, they grow suspicious and soon learn that the play is not the innocent performance it seems but rather a scheme cooked up by Olaf to help him gain control of the children's millions.
All this bad luck does provide for both great fun and great learning opportunities, however. Violet is a budding McGyver whose inventions help the children in their quest, Klaus possesses a great deal of book smarts, and Sunny - whose only real ability is an incredibly strong bite - provides moral support and frequent comedy relief. Then there are the many amusing word definitions, colloquialisms, clich.