This book is the first in a series that follows the unfortunate lives of the Baudelaire children, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, after their parents die in a mysterious fire. The children are sent to live with their distant relative, Count Olaf, who is cruel and only interested in their large inheritance. The children must use their unique skills and intellect to outsmart Olaf's evil plans and find a way to escape his clutches.
The 1113th greatest book of all time
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This book is on the following lists:
- 51st on My Favourite Book - Australian Big Read (Australian Big Read)
- 95th on 100 Greatest Childrens Books of All Time (BBC)
- 100 Books to Read in a Lifetime (Amazon.com (USA))
- The Books You've Always Meant to Read (Waterstones)