The Series of Unfortunate Events Series

by Lemony Snicket (Author) Brett Helquist (Illustrator)

Book Cover for the Series of Unfortunate Events Series
Reading level: Ages 9 and up
Books in series: 13
Read in order: Yes
Next book: Finished
Tags: adventure  mystery  comedy & humour  family  illustrated 

Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them - tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years...

This darkly humorous adventure series tells the miserable tale of the ill-fated Baudelaire siblings and their menacing relative Count Olaf. When the children receive the terrible news that their parents have died and their home has been burned to the ground, Violet, Klaus and Sunny are shipped off to live with a distant relative - the greedy and revolting Count Olaf - whose only interest lies in wheedling the poor children out of their substanial inheritance.

But unbeknowst to the conniving Count, these children are not so easily thwarted. Violet is one of the greatest inventors of her time, Klaus is a bookish-type with immense general knowledge and little Sunny possesses four razor-sharp teeth which she will not hesitate to use if threatened. The despicable Count has met his match with these three orphans! Read on if you dare...

Series of Unfortunate Events Series Books in Order

 Print series book list

1. The Bad Beginning: Or, Orphans!  (1999)
2. The Reptile Room: Or, Murder!  (1999)
3. The Wide Window: Or, Disappearance!  (2000)
4. The Miserable Mill  (2000)
5. The Austere Academy  (2000)
6. The Ersatz Elevator  (2001)
7. The Vile Village  (2001)
8. The Hostile Hospital  (2001)
9. The Carnivorous Carnival  (2002)
10. The Slippery Slope  (2003)
11. The Grim Grotto  (2004)
12. The Penultimate Peril  (2005)
13. The End  (2006)