The Carnivorous Carnival

The Carnivorous Carnival

Book - 2002
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On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, c2002.
ISBN: 9780064410120
Characteristics: 286 pages :,illustrations ;,19 cm.
Additional Contributors: Helquist, Brett - Illustrator


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Aug 07, 2018

This series is detrimental to all hope. Just saying as a warning. I can't even say I've been betrayed, because Snicket continues to tell me to put this series down if I want to be cheered up.

Jun 13, 2018

Pretty intense. Big cliffhanger at the end. Sad ending as usual. Great story. Probably my favourite so far.

Mar 24, 2018

This is a great series! This book is amazing, too. I like how suspenseful it is. There was also betrayal and some death. The death is ok for kids because it doesn't go into detail. There was plot twists that kept you on the edge of your seat until the last word. This book is amazing and I like this one more than Book 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7. I haven't read 8 yet and I have it on hold. This one is very good and I would read it many more times! :)

Mar 24, 2017

There are signs that this series is maturing along with the Baudelaire's and the readers. They are forced to face Count Olaf and make difficult moral decisions. As they watch others around them give into evil decisions they ponder the question of responsibility.

This tale has many creative elements due to the environment of the Carnival wannabe atmosphere. There is also social commentary once again on mob mentality which is oh so difficult to watch happening.

Looking forward to the Slippery Slope!

PimaLib_Kids Mar 11, 2016

It has suspense, a lot of emotion, mystery, and you love the characters even the villains!! ~Ella, age 10 1/2.

Aug 10, 2015

Excellent book!

hania4987 Aug 20, 2014

"Miracles are like meatballs, because nobody can exactly agree on what they are made of, where they come from, or how often they should appear.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Carnivorous Carnival

Jul 12, 2014

Good book

TDSRC2013_IR Jul 18, 2013

A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Carnivorous Carnival was a book filled with suspense and I enjoyed it very much. My favourite part was when the Baudelaires disguised themselves as freaks so they could join the carnival. My favourite character is Violet Baudelaire because she is an inventor, and is the oldest sibling, so I can relate to her.

May 21, 2013

After every book I say to myself "Im going to stop Now" however I am just to hooked on these terribly laughable books!

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TDSRC2013_IR Jul 18, 2013

In the book, a sinister villain named Count Olaf tries to steal the Baudelaire fortune. So to figure out his schedmes, the Baudelaires follow him to a carnival and disguise themselves as freaks.


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