The Bad Beginning

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1st edition.
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162 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm.
9780060283124, 0060283122, 9780064407663, 0064407667, 9780062206046, 0062206044, 9780439206471, 0439206472, 9780439227582, 0439227585, 9780061146305, 0061146307, 9780060755898, 006075589X, 9781417788408, 1417788402, 9780062796028, 006279602X, 9781405266062, 1405266066, 9781428747234, 1428747230
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Level 6.4, 4 Points
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After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe? -- Publisher description.
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5-8,Follett School Solutions.
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG,6.4,4.0,41281
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Accelerated Reader AR,MG,6.4,4.0,41281.,2L650
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Accelerated Reader,6.2.
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Accelerated Reader AR,Grades 5-8,6.4,4.0,AR Quiz No. 41281.
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Reading Counts RC,6-8,6.1,7,Quiz: 20828,Guided reading level: V.
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Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning,MG,6.4,4.0,41281.
Book Sense Book of the Year Award Nominee, 2001.
Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Nominee, 2003.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Snicket, L., & Helquist, B. (1999). The Bad Beginning (1st edition.). HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Snicket, Lemony and Brett, Helquist. 1999. The Bad Beginning. New York: HarperCollins Publishers.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Snicket, Lemony and Brett, Helquist. The Bad Beginning New York: HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Snicket, Lemony,, and Brett Helquist. The Bad Beginning 1st edition., HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

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