Don’t be fooled by the new, Netflix-inspired book covers of the second five books in this New York Times bestselling series.
The events recounted in this five-book box set (which includes The Austere Academy, The Ersatz Elevator, The Vile Village, The Hostile Hospital, and The Carnivorous Carnival) are sure to depress you. If you cannot stomach stories that find misfortune continuously befalling the three charming Baudelaire orphans, I recommend you make another reading selection.
Some boxes should never be opened.
About the Author
Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times–bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.
Hometown:Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.
Date of Birth:February 28, 1970
Place of Birth:Handler was born in San Francisco in 1970, and says Snicket's family has roots in a land that's now underwater.
Education:Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.