The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance! (Series of Unfortunate Events Series #3)

The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance! (Series of Unfortunate Events Series #3)


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Dear Reader,

If you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted, but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story.

With all due respect,

Lemony Snicket

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061146336
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/04/2007
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 107,936
Product dimensions: 5.12(w) x 7.62(h) x 0.42(d)
Lexile: 980L (what's this?)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, several picture books including The Dark, and the books collectively titled All The Wrong Questions.

Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times–bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Michael Kupperman has done many illustrations for such publications as Fortune, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He frequently writes scripts for DC Comics. This is his first book.


Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.

Date of Birth:

February 28, 1970

Place of Birth:

Handler was born in San Francisco in 1970, and says Snicket's family has roots in a land that's now underwater.


Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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Wide Window or Disappearance - 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
KeRo0306 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Since this is only the third book in the series nothing super dramatic or surprising happens. But on the other hand I was very intrigued with the Baudelaire's new home and the women living in it.
ababe92 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series of "Series of Unfortunate Events." In the book the three children are sent to another relatives house, and the lady that they stay with is scared of everything. This makes for an interesting adventure. I recommend this book to children who like the series.
ceci.m.foster on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This is a rather sad story so if you are looking for something to cheer you up do not read this story! I would however highly recommend this book to horror story readers and people who are maybe a little bit to happy. This is in fact one of the best books I have ever read, Even though it is sad, you just can't stop reading it. This book is age appropriate for ages nine through fourteen. I highly recommend this, and all the other books in this series. I love how the author jumps in and tells about his life, and his lost love Beatrice. Lemony Snicket does a wonderful job in writing and I look forward to reading many more of his books.
catz on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This took me with them but it didn't really catch my attention as other books can. But I still really liked the series.
MyndiL More than 1 year ago
Like the first two books in the series, this book is dark. There aren't many happy moments and certainly not a happy ending. The author will tell you so throughout the book. The story follows along the same themes as the previous books...the orphans are sent to another relative and things don't work out as planned. I like this story because of the clues the orphans had to work out. I found that it added a new interesting angle to the story. I definitely didn't like this relative as much as I liked "Uncle Monty," but she was at the very least not mean. I look forward to reading the rest of the series.
Chancie More than 1 year ago
Cute, interesting, and a quick entertaining read. Getting a little tired of the "evil Count Olaf" pattern by now, but we will see where the rest of the series goes.
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This book is a very sad story. If you have read the other books than you will find this story very pleasent. This book may bring you joy or sadness, but it does not have a happy ending. This book is about three unfortune kids that have a horrible life. I would say that this book is very intresting and you may learn lots of new words.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is not the best novel. I would not recomend this to just anyone. However I would recomend this book to soemone with bad luck. Why? to comfort and sooth them. They could see how compared to the orphans their lives are not so unfortuanate afterall.