The Slippery Slope

The Slippery Slope

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"Like bad smells, uninvited weekend guests or very old eggs, there are some things that ought to be avoided. Snicket's saga about the charming, intelligent, and grossly unlucky Baudelaire orphans continues to alarm its distressed and suspicious fans the world over. The 10th book in this outrageous publishing effort features more than the usual dose of distressing details, such as snow gnats, an organised troupe of youngsters, an evil villain with a dastardly plan, a secret headquarters and some dangerous antics you should not try at home. With the weather turning colder, this is one chilling book you would be better off without."--Publisher description.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c2003.
ISBN: 9780064410137
Call Number: SNICKET
Characteristics: 337 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Subjects: Orphans -- Juvenile fiction.
Brothers and sisters -- Juvenile fiction.
Mountains -- Juvenile fiction.
Humorous fiction


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Gina_Vee Oct 19, 2017

This may be my favorite book out of the series.

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Jun 25, 2019

Why do you continue to pursue the story of the Baudelaires? Haven’t you had enough of their miserable tale? No? Well, then go ahead and pick up this book. I suppose you know that nothing but misery awaits.

After Sunny’s dreadful kidnapping, the two elder orphans are sent spiraling down a mountain. They will soon discover snow gnats, Snow Scouts, and possibly a friend amongst them. Sunny will be forced to cook for a nasty group of villains, but she might hear something that could be useful. And there are, in these pages, two people that make even Olaf’s toes curl in fear.

Some answers are found here, but questions also abound. Please, don’t pick up the next book of this grim tale. Imagine a happier ending! But I know you won’t. So read this one, knowing it will only compel you to continue.

Feb 04, 2019

Okay, this has to be my favorite book! Sunny is developing her culinary skills, even while she's kidnapped, Violet and Quigly are too cute (!!!) and Klaus is still very sweet. Love that Lemony puts a little of everything into his writings. I hope Quigly is okay!

Gina_Vee Oct 19, 2017

This may be my favorite book out of the series.

Jul 20, 2017

this book is by far my favourite. Now that you finally know how Olaf kept on finding the orphans, the story really kicks in, and the Baudelaires are wrapped up more than ever in this V.F.D. plot. Loved the person the orphans met, and the way Sunny Baudelaire is growing up. Read the rest of the series as well.

Mar 26, 2017

There were multiple aspects of this volume that made it my favorite so far: all of the variations of VFD (Verbal Frigid Dialogue being a favorite); Sunny is growing up and finding her own way to help her siblings; the third Quagmire triplet; the Snowscouts and their ABC pledge and the moral dilemma we see the children working through. Should they "fight fire with fire" or follow "the world is quiet here" as their pledge.

Aug 24, 2015

Good book!

Aug 10, 2015

Great book!

LoganLib_Aavishka Jul 30, 2015

So this was the like the eleventh book in the series. Tbh, I was starting to lose hope in the series but I was continuing on because it seems to get interesting towards the end and I really want to know what happens! However, I really loved this book! I was hooked in this one right till the end! It showed more of a background into VFD which was really good and I absolutely love the character of Quigley Quagmire! Quigley and Violet are too cute!

hania4987 Sep 05, 2014

“If you feel . . . that well-read people are less likely to be evil, and a world full of people sitting quietly with good books in their hands is preferable to world filled with schisms and sirens and other noisy and troublesome things, then every time you enter a library you might say to yourself, 'The world is quiet here,' as a sort of pledge proclaiming reading to be the greater good.”
― Lemony Snicket, The Slippery Slope

Aug 30, 2014

i love this one, its my fav. teaches you about family. and i love the thing about violet and quigley

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