Surfing the Net with Kids: Lemony Snicket

Surfing the Net with Kids: Lemony Snicket

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June 26, 2002

Dear Reader,

The first week of summer vacation had a disastrous start as I
sent my ten-year old daughter to a day camp she didn’t want to
attend — and she returned home burned to a crisp! Naturally
I kept her home the next day, and I’m fuming ’cause I won the
battle but she won the war. Ah … the joys of parenting.

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Lemony Snicket

My daughter just loves saying his name: “Lemony Snicket.” It makes her laugh and before she
even read the first page of the first book, she was intrigued. She’s now knee-deep in finishing the first eight “A Series of Unfortunate Events” books, and eagerly awaiting the October publication of the ninth. They are not “sugar and spice and everything nice” but they are well-written and hugely popular. A Series of Unfortunate Events


Start your Lemony Snicket adventure with four short video clips narrated by Daniel Handler (an
“associate” of Mr. Snicket) urging you not to read “A Series of Unfortunate Events” and to keep
the books out of the hands of children. You’ll also enjoy the character sketches of Violet, Klaus,
Sonny and Count Olaf written by Snicket himself, and his answers to Frequently Asked

Lemony Snicket


“Attention: please run for your life. You have undoubtedly reached this Web site by mistake.”
Yet with an introduction such as this, we are quite positive we have reached the absolutely right
place: the official Lemony Snicket site. If you persevere past all the warnings, you’ll find excerpts
from each of the books, a free screensaver, an author bio, a bio of illustrator Brett Helquist, and a
handful of games. Week after week I recommend word search puzzles, but the Count Olaf Word
Search is the one word search puzzle you should never see. Do not click there. Ever. I mean it. Lemony Snicket


When I announced this week’s topic to my daughter, she had two questions: What is Lemony
Snicket’s real name? Who is Beatrice? The answer to the first question is Daniel Handler. The
answer to the second question may be found here, where the folks at explore the
many literary and cultural references found in “A Series of Unfortunate Events.” Great fun for
those wanting to learn more about Dante, Edgar Allen Poe, George Orwell, F. Scott Fitzgerald
and other famous folks.

Time for Kids: Lemony Snicket, Author,6079,249604,00.html


“The mysterious writer of “A Series of Unfortunate Events” confesses all to TFK kid reporter
Laura Winters.” Learn about the Nickelodeon films based on the gloomy book series, what books
Daniel Handler loved as a child, and the author’s advice for would-be writers. Read the
interviewer’s bio (she’s only nine!) and her other Time for Kids articles by following the Laura
Winters link at the bottom of the page.

Unfortunate Events


Join the hunt for Lemony Snicket by registering with your email address and choosing a user
name. The hunt (created by Egmont Books, the British publisher of the Snicket series) is a
collection of Flash arcade games, with high scores saved and posted. In addition to the games,
you’ll find book synopsis for the first five books listed under The Terrible Story and postcards to
share with friends at Lemony Widgets. Great fun, but sometimes the overwhelmingly black pages
are a bit hard to read.

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