A Series of Unfortunate Events - The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

By Lemony Snicket, Illustrated by Brett Helquist

Dear Reader,

There is nothing to be found in A Series of Unfortunate Events’ but misery and despair. You still have time to choose another international best-selling series to read. But if you insist on discovering the unpleasant adventures of the Baudelaire orphans, then proceed with caution…

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In The Slippery Slope the siblings face a secret message, a toboggan, a deceitful trap, a swarm of snow gnats and a scheming villain…

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted.

Despite their wretched contents, ‘A Series of Unfortunate Events’ has sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey and Netflix series starring Neil Patrick Harris. You have been warned.

Are you unlucky enough to own all 13 adventures?

The Bad Beginning

The Reptile Room

The Wide Window

The Miserable Mill

The Austere Academy

The Ersatz Elevator

The Vile Village

The Hostile Hospital

The Carnivorous Carnival

The Slippery Slope

The Grim Grotto

The Penultimate Peril

The End

And what about All the Wrong Questions? In this four-book series a 13-year-old Lemony chronicles his dangerous and puzzling apprenticeship in a mysterious organisation that nobody knows anything about:

‘Who Could That Be at This Hour?’

‘When Did you Last See Her?’

‘Shouldn’t You Be in School?’

‘Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?’

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 8 to 12
Release Date: 15 Aug 2024
Pages: 352
ISBN: 978-0-00-864858-9
Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well. He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot. He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it. Until recently, he was living somewhere else.Emily Gravett is the winner of two CILIP Kate Greenaway Medals and is the creator of the ground-breaking Wolves. She is also a ceramicist and lives in Brighton with her family.

‘Perhaps A Series of Unfortunate Events is so special simply because Handler saw children as people. He took his readers seriously' - Guardian -

”'Lemony Snicket is the new Harry Potter” - - Entertainment Weekly

”'Deliciously wicked and wonderful” - - The Times

”'Lemony Snicket is a publishing phenomenon” - - Independent

”'Harry Potter’s worst nightmare” - - Evening Standard