The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events

Eyeballs, Leeches, Hypnotism, and Orphans---Exploring Lemony Snicket's World

Author: Lois H. Gresh

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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The ultimate companion guide to A Series of Unfortunate Events--a must for fans of Lemony Snicket. A Series of Unfortunate Events is one of the most popular children's series in the world and will be a major motion picture starring Jim Carrey and Meryl Streep coming this 2004 holiday season. Now comes The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events, the ultimate companion guide to Lemony Snicket's fun and wildly successful novels. Digging beneath the surface, Lois Gresh uses science, history and little known facts to dig deep into the world of A Series of Unfortunate Events and provide young readers everywhere with how-to hints and tips, quizzes, cool anecdotes, fun facts and information on everything Lemony. Including: *Facts about handwriting analysis and forgery *Killer leeches, crabs, fungi and peppermint--all you need to know *The truth about hypnosis--and how to use it! *Real child inventors and their amazing inventions *How to build a telephone, a hot air balloon and an automatic harmonica *Are you as smart as Violet & Claus--the ultimate quiz *And much more! The ultimate renegade book report on A Series of Unfortunate Events, this reader's guide is a must for millions of young fans everywhere.

A Series of Unfortunate Events

The bad beginning

Author: Lemony Snicket




Page: 154

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Die Kinder Violet, Klaus und Sunny Baudelaire werden nach dem Tod ihrer Eltern bei ihrem ruchlosen Onkel Graf Olaf untergebracht, der nur hinter ihrer Erbschaft her ist, und geraten von einer haarsträubenden Situation in die nächste.

A Series of Unfortunate Events #1: The Bad Beginning

Author: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: Harper Collins


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

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NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES Are you made fainthearted by death? Does fire unnerve you? Is a villain something that might crop up in future nightmares of yours? Are you thrilled by nefarious plots? Is cold porridge upsetting to you? Vicious threats? Hooks? Uncomfortable clothing? It is likely that your answers will reveal A Series of Unfortunate Events to be ill-suited for your personal use. A librarian, bookseller, or acquaintance should be able to suggest books more appropriate for your fragile temperament. But to the rarest of readers we say, "Proceed, but cautiously."

Charles Dickens and the Victorian Child

Romanticizing and Socializing the Imperfect Child

Author: Amberyl Malkovich

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

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This book explores the ideas of children and childhood, and the construct of the 'ideal' Victorian child, that developed rapidly over the Victorian era along with literacy and reading material for the emerging mass reading public. Children's Literature was one of the developing areas for publishers and readers alike, yet this did not stop the reading public from bringing home works not expressly intended for children and reading to their family. Within the idealized middle class family circle, authors such as Charles Dickens were read and appreciated by members of all ages. By examining some of Dickens's works that contain the imperfect child, and placing them alongside works by Kingsley, MacDonald, Stretton, Rossetti, and Nesbit, Malkovich considers the construction, romanticization, and socialization of the Victorian child within work read by and for children during the Victorian Era and early Edwardian period. These authors use elements of religion, death, irony, fairy worlds, gender, and class to illustrate the need for the ideal child and yet the impossibility of such a construct. Malkovich contends that the 'imperfect' child more readily reflects reality, whereas the 'ideal' child reflects an unattainable fantasy and while debates rage over how to define children's literature, such children, though somewhat changed, can still be found in the most popular of literatures read by children contemporarily.

Crossing Textual Boundaries in International Children’s Literature

Author: Lance Weldy

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 545

View: 131

“As the first part of the title indicates, my interest in looking at intertextuality and transformation still maintains a prominent place throughout this book as well. If we believe that ‘no text is an island,’ then we will understand that the relationships between and within texts across the years become a fascinating place for academic inquiry. I included the word ‘boundaries’ into the title because we never get tired of voicing our opinions about texts which traverse relegated boundaries, such as genre or medium. Not only am I interested in discussing what these changes across boundaries mean socially, historically, and culturally, but also what they mean geographically, which accounts for the second part of my title. “I am very excited that this book will be placing even more emphasis on children’s literature in an international scene than my first book did, in the sense that I have added more scholars on an international level. I hesitate to list the nationalities of all of the contributors here because quite a few have themselves crossed international boundaries in different ways, by either studying abroad or finding permanent residency in foreign countries. Nevertheless, the writers have lived extensively in or identify as being from Australia, Canada, England, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, the United States of America, and Wales.” —Introduction

Northern Lights

Translation in the Nordic Countries

Author: B. J. Epstein

Publisher: Peter Lang


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 348

View: 412

This volume is a collection of essays based on papers given at the Nordic Translation Conference, which took place in London in March 2008. The purpose of the collection is twofold. First, it serves to place the Nordic languages firmly into the field of translation studies, where hitherto little research has focused on the Nordic region; the essays include many Nordic-specific studies and ideas. Second, the book presents research and conclusions which are relevant to translation studies in all languages and cultures. Therefore this volume, which covers a wide range of Nordic languages and both literary and non-literary topics, is unambiguously pertinent to the Nordic countries while also being universally valuable.

The Bad Beginning

Author: Lemony Snicket

Publisher: Egmont Books (UK)


Category: Baudelaire, Klaus (Fictitious character)

Page: 162

View: 693

There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on... In The Bad Beginning the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune and cold porridge for breakfast. Then again, why trouble yourself with the unfortunate resolutions? With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children’s authors of the past decade. We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.

The Teacher's Calendar School Year 2004-2005

Author: Chase's Calendar of Events

Publisher: Contemporary Books


Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 215

A year's worth of ideas and activities to revitalize every teacher's class ""This book is phenomenal! This resource is the perfect springboard to help me tackle tough concepts."" "--Barb Stoflet, Minnesota Teacher of the Year, 2002" ""The diversity of topics covered and the user-friendly language guarantee that we won't grow tired of using "The Teacher's Calendar.""" "--Tim Bailey, Utah Teacher of the Year, 2002" For five years "The Teacher's Calendar "has been a fixture in classrooms and school libraries across the country. Teachers will find innovative ideas for lessons, bulletin boards, and school calendars on every page. Infopacked sidebars highlight specific dates and provide curriculum ideas and lists of appropriate books and websites.Almost 5,000 month-by-month, day-byday listings--all fully revised and checked 50 new essays on how to use this material in class for overworked teachers Appendixes with U.S., Canada, and Mexico at-a-glance facts And more! With its extensive listings and seemingly inexhaustible treasure of classroom ideas, "The Teacher's Calendar "will take the guesswork out of lesson planning and put fun and creativity back into the classroom.

Motivating the Bad Attitude Kids

A Survival Guide for High School and Middle School Teachers

Author: Terrill Smith

Publisher: iUniverse


Category: Education

Page: 100

View: 308

Motivating the Bad Attitude Kids is a valuable resource for all high school and middle school instructors, including first year teachers, veterans, and everyone who is burned out and sick of dealing with difficult students. Author Terrill Smith brings thirty-six years experience teaching the most difficult students; the ones who simply "don't want to be there." In Motivating the Bad Attitude Kids, Smith shares the secret survival tools used by master teachers. Some of the topics covered include: Making your personal work space at school more inviting Ways to make the entire year run as smoothly as the first few days What to do when your class is out of control How to deal with the most difficult types of students, including the Disruptive Jimmy, Tattle-tale Martha, Susan the Drama Queen, Henry the Comedian, Sexy Sally, Jean the cheater, Sneaky Sam, Perfectionistic Paula, and the gang kid. Classroom Survival Forms-Creative ways to keep your work manageable How to fix mistakes made in the classroom, with the administration, with colleagues, with students, and with yourself According to Smith, when you understand the students and respect them, the feeling is usually reciprocated. It allows a light touch of humor and gamesmanship-powerful tools denied serious teachers who are prime candidates for burnout.