Memorable Monday: Read Only If You Dare!

 

In this tongue-in-cheek article, Lemony Snicket takes on some of the most "dreadful and shocking" passages in children's literature -- including Mary Poppins!

In this tongue-in-cheek article, Lemony Snicket takes on some of the most “dreadful and shocking” passages in children’s literature — including Mary Poppins!

More than a few children have shuddered over the dark passages of the popular A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket. The series’ main characters Klaus, Violet and Sunny Baudelaire are orphaned when their parents are killed in a fire caused by arson. The children come under the care of their mysterious uncle Count Olaf, who plots their deaths to claim their inheritance. His nefarious threats continue even when the children go to live with another, more sane relative.

It doesn’t get much more frightening than this!

Lemony Snicket, the pen name of author Daniel Handler, weighs in on some of the more frightening lines in children’s literature — more shocking than they first appear.

For our Halloween reading this week, check out Mr. Snicket’s selection of 13 “shocking”  passages if you dare: http://goo.gl/AbfoIS.

 

 

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