Vile Village
ISBN: 0064408655
EAN13: 9780064408653
Language: English
Release Date: Apr 24, 2001
Pages: 272
Dimensions: 1" H x 7.1" L x 5.3" W
Weight: 0.75 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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As the Baudelaire children hike across the flat dusty terrain leading to the village where they will soon live, they can't help but wonder what lies ahead. Could this be the place where they might finally be happy?

Violet, who is an inventor, might be happy if she gets a chance to do some inventing. Of course, it would be less enjoyable if her invention was desperately needed to escape danger. Her brother, Klaus, loves to read, and might be happy if the town has some books. Though he would not like them as much if he had to stay up all night reading in search of an urgent piece of information. Their baby sister, Sunny, likes to bite things and might be happy if she finds something to sink her teethinto. However, it would be less fun if her teeth got her into big trouble.

Whether their stay in the village will bring the children happiness is a mystery. But as the Baudelaires trudge on toward the hazy town in the distance, they can only hope that what awaits them there isn't the most miserable in a series of unfortunate events.

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   Dark but amusing
My 8 year old and I love this series. They are dark, but in an amusing way. It is hard to say why they are appealing, but they are. A few of the grown ups are well meaning and kind, but are mostly ineffective, inefficient, and useless. They may try some tactic that doesn 't work so that they try something else. The author does some interesting things, like using big words and stopping to give the definition. Sometimes the definition is slightly skewed toward the story and even that makes it amusing.
   Great !
The Boudelaire children find themselves in a strange village where crows are loved and the townsfolk have thousands of silly rules that you must follow or burn at the stake. The whole village that believes it takes a village to raise a child. But as soon as the Baudelaires arrive, they are placed in the care of a timid cleaning man and put to work as his assistants cleaning the entire town! The village is told from the beginning about Count Olaf so that they could keep an eye out for him. When the villagers find Count Olaf, the Baudelaires are accused of his murder. The Vile Village is creative, exciting and very clever. The characters are well done, as is the peculiar setting. Excellent for children's reading and adults as well.
   My kid loves it and can't put them down!
As a parent, I tried to instill the love of reading in my son and it has gotten easier overtime and we are reaping the benefits of improved reading. Sometimes it was difficult to match the content level with his advanced reading level in addition to his interest in content itself, but these books have seemed to be a perfect storm of sorts. He is 9, but reading at a 12th grade level and it wasn't until this series that we really saw a passion for reading show, he did it daily, but never as feverishly as he did with this series, he shares the story with us in addition to laughing and enjoying himself. I now own them and highly recommend them.
   Love the Book Despite its Unfortunate Condition
I ordered a used-good copy of the Vile village and if this is an example of what passes for good, then Count Olaf is kind and Caring Guardian. Dog eared pages, peeling cover and a distinct crease through the entire volume that is representative of being left under several pairs of shoes at the bottom of a locker. Beware the buyer.
   Best book in the world!!!!
I read this book and loved it in two days. And you are Holy or, whatever your name is.
   Five Stars
My daughter loves this collection and spends hours simply listening to the characters and following along with the book.
   Great book series for boys who like dark humor.
My 3rd grade son loves this series of the books! The story line is a little dark, but this tale of unfortunate siblings has hooked him.
   Very good
A great book to read is a great book. Was very surprised to finish the book because I read it just until 10 : 00 every night.
   The vile village
It was a great book full of suspense, I could never put it down, just like every snicket book, I loved it.
It is worth it for something that takes patience. I can not wait any longer ''. Orphans, go somewhere. Run it like you always do.