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5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased
i ordered the book for xmas and my son was very happy with it it came in time will usethe service again as he loves reading
Published on 15 Jan 2012 by michelle

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1.0 out of 5 stars Not as interesting as it seems
I really didn't like this book at all, because the author tries to imitate Lemony Snicket too much and doen't succeed which makes it hard to read. I was really looking forward to reading this book and was very disappointed when I read it.
Published on 8 Aug 2006 by Mme Page


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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not as interesting as it seems, 8 Aug 2006
This review is from: The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events: Eyeballs, Leeches, Hypnotism, and Orphans---Exploring Lemony Snicket's World (Hardcover)
I really didn't like this book at all, because the author tries to imitate Lemony Snicket too much and doen't succeed which makes it hard to read. I was really looking forward to reading this book and was very disappointed when I read it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars very pleased, 15 Jan 2012
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This review is from: The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events: Eyeballs, Leeches, Hypnotism, and Orphans---Exploring Lemony Snicket's World (Hardcover)
i ordered the book for xmas and my son was very happy with it it came in time will usethe service again as he loves reading
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4.0 out of 5 stars Courtesy of Teens Read Too, 21 Dec 2006
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This review is from: The Truth Behind a Series of Unfortunate Events: Eyeballs, Leeches, Hypnotism, and Orphans---Exploring Lemony Snicket's World (Hardcover)
Ever heard of an automatic harmonica? Need to learn to pick a lock? Did you know there are 650 species of leeches? Fans of the Lemony Snicket series A SERIES OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS will want to keep this unauthorized companion handy, and newcomers will find Gresh's "Ultimate Book Report about Lemony Snicket" (p. 192) a helpful resource when diving into the series for the first time.

Gresh's main goal appears to be to easily flow learning opportunities into The Truth without interrupting the reader's enjoyment. She accomplishes this by combining events from the series with academic enlightenment. For example, in Chapter Five, she references Book the Second, THE REPTILE ROOM, within a discussion of herpetology, frog facts, and a text-box entitled, "The Most Deadly Snakes in the World" (pp. 57-60). In another instance, Gresh references Count Olaf from the first book, THE BAD BEGINNING. She includes Count Olaf's attempt to trick fourteen-year-old Violet into marrying him without the young girl's knowledge in Chapter Eight, among details of legal marrying ages in not only states throughout the U.S., but also other countries, as well as text-boxes entitled "Marital Law in Ancient Rome" and "Marital Law in Ancient Greece" (pp. 105-8).

Overall, although unauthorized, the facts, insights, and quizzes offered by Gresh make the world of Lemony Snicket seem a bit less "unfortunate."

Reviewed by: Mechele R. Dillard
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