"who Could That Be at This Hour?"
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"who Could That Be at This Hour?" : Also Published as "all the Wrong Questions: Question 1"

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Before the Baudelaires became orphans, before he encountered A Series of Unfortunate Events, even before the invention of Netflix, Lemony Snicket was a boy discovering the mysteries of the world.
In a fading town, far from anyone he knew or trusted, a young Lemony Snicket began his apprenticeship in an organization nobody knows about. He started by asking questions that shouldn't have been on his mind. Now he has written an account that should not be published, in four volumes that shouldn't be read. This is the first volume.
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Hardback | 258 pages
  • 124 x 193 x 30mm | 363g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0316123080
  • 9780316123082
  • 65,231

Review Text

A Kirkus Best Book of the Year A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year A New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year
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"The sort of goodie savored by brainy kids who love wordplay, puzzles and plots that zing from point A to B by way of the whole alphabet."--The Washington Post "Demands to be read twice: once for the laughs and the second time for the clues....Equal parts wit and absurdity."--The Boston Globe "A Pink Panther-esque page turner that marks the return of eccentric narrator Lemony Snicket....The black, gray and blue illustrations by celebrated cartoonist Seth only add to the throwback gumshoe vibe of this outrageous, long-overdue, middle-grade follow-up series from a truly beloved narrator."--Los Angeles Times "Please, it's Lemony Snicket. Enough said."--Booklist * "Full of Snicket's characteristic wit and word play . . . this book belongs in all collections."
--VOYA, starred review * "Will thrill fans of the author's earlier works and have even reluctant readers turning pages with the fervor of seasoned bookworms. A must-have."--School Library Journal, starred review * "Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two."--Publishers Weekly, starred review * "[With] gothic wackiness, linguistic play and literary allusions....Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven picking out tidbit references to the tridecalogy, but readers who've yet to delve into that well of sadness will have no problem enjoying this weird and witty yarn."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review A Kirkus Best Book of the YearA School Library Journal Best Book of the YearA New York Times Notable Children's Book of the Year
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About Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words. Seth has portrayed suspicious circumstances and shady characters in much of his work. He is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author, and artist, whose works include Palookaville, Clyde Fans, and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.
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Rating details

20,749 ratings
3.83 out of 5 stars
5 30% (6,155)
4 36% (7,371)
3 26% (5,317)
2 7% (1,357)
1 3% (549)

Our customer reviews

Don't be deceived by the cover and think this is a story that will only please kids and teenagers. A friend of mine insisted that I should give it a try and I fell in love with the story. From the smallest character and the wordplays until the illustrations and plot twists. I could never figure out what the ending would be, who was good or bad and then how I finished reading it in a single day, but I did and I was astonished by Lemony Snicket/Daniel Handler's writing! Recommended a thousand times to everyone who enjoys a creative and intriguing plot. --- If you're interested on purchasing the book, please use my Book Depository Affiliate link: http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Who-Could-That-Be-at-This-Hour%3F-Lemony-Snicket/9780316123082/?a_aid=brumiranda :)show more
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