Series of Unfortunate Events, Book #1

The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book 1): Netflix Tie-in Edition

by Lemony Snicket

Illustrated by Brett Helquist

On Sale: 20/11/2017



About the Book


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 first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odor.

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. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9781460755884
  • ISBN 10: 146075588X
  • Imprint: HarperCollins - US
  • On Sale: 20/11/2017
  • Pages: 192
  • List Price: 14.99 AUD
  • Age: From 8 years
  • BISAC1: Children's, Teenage & educational / Adventure stories (Children's - Teenage)


Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead .

More about the author


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.

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