FROM THE PUBLISHER
Within the pages of this novel, readers will discover one of the books upon which the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is based: The Wide Window. Like the movie, this book tellsan unhappy tale about three very unlucky children, who despite being likeable lead lives that are doomed. From the very beginning of this volume, when the children learn that a storm is gathering over a lake full of leeches, continuing on to the last page of this distressing story, disaster lurks at their heels. Unlike the movie, however, this book should not be consumed in one sitting.
Count Olaf is not only smart, he is also intelligent. A renowned, talented, and handsome actor, he wouldn't be one bit surprised if you were dying to meet him. Fans of Count Olaf should watch out for the name "Count Olaf."
P.S. He is also very good-looking.
3rd book in the series of unfortunate events.
Great book. Probably my favorite one so far. Third book in the series.
Awesome book if you have read books 1 and 2 already! I suggest this book for 9-12 year olds.
Tragic stories in the Series of Unfortunate Events. If you like the series, by all means this is a must.
this book is good...i liked it because i saw the movie before this and there is alot more in the book than in the movie.
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com
Those poor Baudelaire orphans. After the death of their beloved Uncle Monty, the third installment of Lemony Snicket's tale has Violet, Klaus, and Sunny heading toward the home of yet another new guardian. Left by Mr. Poe at Damocles Dock at the edge of Lake Lachrymose for the taxi that will take them to the home of Josephine Anwhistle, the orphans must once again wonder about what fate holds in store for them. Will the gramatically correct dowager be kind like Uncle Morty, or retched like Count Olaf?
It turns out that Aunt Josephine is a mixture of the two. Although she welcomes them into her home, the woman is so terrified by everything--the stove, glass doorknobs, radiators, and even realtors--that the children are hard pressed to enjoy their dinners of cold cucumber soup and their presents of a baby doll, train set, and rattle. Living high above the Lake that is full of the leeches that devoured Josephine's husband, Ike, the three Baudelaire children have a hard time convincing their Aunt to even leave the house.
On a trip to the market, however, who should appear once again with yet another despicable plan to steal the Baudelaire fortune but Count Olaf--this time in the disguise of Captain Sham, a man with an eye patch and peg leg who has opened a boating company of his own. Josephine, of course, is at once enamored of the dashing Captain, and Mr. Poe, as always, is not convinced by the children's claim that Captain Sham and Count Olaf are one and the same. What follows is another does of typical Baudelaire fair--diabolical plans, a terrible hurricane named Herman, a bizarre restaurant named the Anxious Clown, a boat ride across a leech-filled lake, a rescue at Curdled Cave, and another meet-up with Count Olaf's nasty associates.
THE WIDE WINDOW is another winning story in the tales of the Baudelaire orphans. The story took me about an hour and a half to read, and is suitable for children around ages 9 and up. Again, however, you'll need to base your decision of its suitability based on the maturity of your children, as this book is just as dark as the first two.
Another fine story in the Series of Unfortuntate Events.
The third in the series. Great fun for kids.