On Friday, January 16th, we will be screening Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events in the Pryor Barn at 35 Pearl Street. Popcorn & seltzer will be provided (you may bring a snack to share if you wish!) A discussion comparing the film & books will follow. The film includes elements from the first three books: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room and The Wide Window.
The movie is 107 minutes long and stars Jim Carrey, and features Meryl Streep, Jude Law, Billy Connolly, Cedric the Entertainer & more and is rated PG for thematic elements, scary situations and brief language, and 107 minutes long. Please see the very helpful site http://www.kids-in-mind.com/l/lemonysnicketsaseriesofunfortunateevents.htm for detailed ratings of sex & nudity (1/10), violence & gore (4/10), and profanity (1/10).
The stories have a gothic air, a dark sense of humor, well-supported vocabulary lessons, and feature three self-educated & self-sufficient siblings. Recommended for about age 8+ but you know your child best!
Fans of Lemony Snicket and newcomers to his gleefully ghastly Series of Unfortunate Events will be elated to discover this boxed gift set of the first three books in hardcover: The Bad Beginning, The Reptile Room, and The Wide Window. While it's true that the events that unfold in Snicket's novels are bleak, and things never turn out as you'd hope, these delightful, funny, linguistically playful books are reminiscent of Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, and Edward Gorey. After they get their paws on this boxed set, there is no question that young readers will want to read the continuing unlucky adventures of the three Baudelaire orphans. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin Snelson
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