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"Shouldn't You Be in School?"

By Lemony Snicket (Electronic Book, 2014)
Is Lemony Snicket a detective or a smoke detector?

Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had?

Maybe you should be in school?
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Electronic Book

    • Price: $9.99 US

    • ISBN-13: 9780316225045

    • On Sale Date: 09/30/2014

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    • Imprint: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Hardcover Book, Electronic Book, Hardcover Book, Audiobook, Audiobook

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Is Lemony Snicket a detective or a smoke detector?

Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea. Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had?

Maybe you should be in school?

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events,The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words.

Seth has portrayed suspicious circumstances and shady characters in much of his work. He is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author, and artist, whose works include Palookaville, Clyde Fans, and The Great Northern Brotherhood of Canadian Cartoonists.
  • Praise for All the Wrong Questions:

    "A Pink Panther-esque page turner...exceptionally literary and entirely singular. Characterized by linguistic playfulness and an appreciation for the archaic, "Who Could That Be at This Hour?" is frequently laugh-out-loud hilarious...illustrations by celebrated cartoonist Seth only add to the throwback gumshoe vibe of this outrageous, long-overdue, middle-grade follow-up series from a truly beloved narrator."
    (Los Angeles Times).

  • "Demands to be read twice: once for the laughs and the second time for the clues."  (The Boston Globe).

  • "The sort of goodie savored by brainy kids who love wordplay, puzzles and plots that zing from point A to B by way of the whole alphabet." (The Washington Post).

  • * "Will thrill fans of the author's earlier works and have even reluctant readers turning pages with the fervor of seasoned bookworms. A must-have." (School Library Journal (starred review)).

  • *"Full of Snicket's trademark droll humor and maddeningly open-ended, this will have readers clamoring for volume two." (Publishers Weekly (starred review)).

  • * "[With] gothic wackiness, linguistic play and literary allusions....Fans of the Series of Unfortunate Events will be in heaven picking out tidbit references to the tridecalogy, but readers who've yet to delve into that well of sadness will have no problem enjoying this weird and witty yarn." (Kirkus Reviews (starred review)).

  • *"Full of Snicket's characteristic wit and word play . . . this book belongs in all collections." (VOYA (starred review)).

  • "Please, it's Lemony Snicket. Enough said." (Booklist).

  • There's no stopping Snicket!" (Booklist).

Product Details

"Shouldn't You Be in School?"
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $9.99 US
  • Pages: 336
  • Physical Dimensions: 5" x 7-1/2"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316225045
  • On Sale Date: 09/30/2014
"Shouldn't You Be in School?"