A chapter book for the older reader illustrated by Brett Helquist.
How lucky that Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire have a new home to settle into with their Aunt Josephine. Even though their aunt is unusually nervous and the lake over which their new home dangles is teeming with leeches, things could be worse. For instance, evil Count Olaf could turn up. Now that would be unfortunate.
But if you've read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, you already know that though they are charming and clever, they are extremely unlucky. Every story about them, unfortunately, is filled with misery and woe. And this story may be the worst yet. In this book, the children will endure a hurricane, cold cucumber soup, a leaky sailboat, an allergic reaction, a pile of tin cans, and a doll named Pretty Penny.