Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
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blue_dolphin_3523 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages
toliveisChrist thinks this title is suitable for 6 years and over
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Count Olaf: The kitchen. I know what you're thinking: this place could use a little TLC. I trust you've all had your tetnus shots, Smallpox, Typhoid, Polio, Malaria.
Count Olaf: Why aren't you orphans in the kitchen preparing dinner?
Violet Baudelaire: Dinner?
Count Olaf: It's the French word for the evening meal.
Violet Baudelaire: Dinner is served. Puttanesca.
Count Olaf: What did you call me?
Klaus Baudelaire: It's pasta... Pasta Puttanesca.
Count Olaf: Where's the roast beef?
Klaus Baudelaire: Roast beef?
Count Olaf: Beef, yes. Roast beef. It's the Swedish term for beef that is roasted!
Count Olaf: All that I ask is that you do each and every little thing that pops into my head, while I enjoy the enormous fortune your parents left behind.
Count Olaf: I must say, you are a gloomy looking bunch. Why so glum?
Klaus Baudelaire: ...Our parents just died.
Count Olaf: Ah yes, of course. How very, very awful. Wait! Let me do that one more time. Give me the line again! Quickly, while it's fresh in my mind!
Klaus Baudelaire: [uncertainly] Our parents just died?
Count Olaf: [gasps dramatically]
Sunny: [in baby talk] What a schmuck!
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The three wealthy Baudelaire orphans - Violet, Klaus and Sunny - are left alone when their parents die in an unexplainable fire that engulfs their home. They are sent to their supposedly "distant relative", who they find to be a frightening and disgusting man. And after a few days it becomes clear just what Count Olaf has in mind for the Baudelaire's huge fortune.
I've read books based on this title in my elementary school.