The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events #9)
A carnival is a place for good family fun - as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time at the carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events. In fact, in this appalling nint...more
It's a pity...more
These books often highlight one trapping of adulthood, and The Carnivorous Carn...more
"Eavesdropping...is a valuable thing to do, and it is often an enjoyable thing to do, but it is not a polite thing to do, and like most impolite things, you are bound to get into trouble if you get caught doing it..."
"Besides getting several paper cuts in the same day or receiving the news that someone in your family has betrayed you to your e...more
The hostile hospital is in flames, and Violet, Klaus and Sunny Baudelaire are in the trunk of Count Olaf’s car. The three children have no idea where they’re headed, but it was absolutely imperative to hide in the trunk with Count Olaf’s various disguises in order to find the truth behind the terrible fire that killed their parents. And so they emerge from the trunk, see that they are at a place called the Caligari Carnival, and must then disgu...more
If you recall, the previous novel left Violet, Klaus, and Sunny squished in the back of Count Olaf's car in an attempt to escape the fire Count Ola...more
What is there to say about this series that I haven't said eight times before already? Once again, Lemony Snicket tells the beautiful, terrifying, and delightfully sardonic tale of the poor unfortunate Baudelaire orphans; once again, the incomparable Tim Curry lends his rich voice talents to the audiobook narration in a tale-telling that is a pure joy to listen to. And if you've liked the series so far for the last eight b...more
Where the books become really clever is the additional bits of plot woven into the anecdotes, dedications and acknowledgments, written for the older reader, whether parents reading aloud or older children.
The humour is clever, beautifully insightful and infinitely quotable. Type Lem...more
Vocabulary that children will learn by reading this book: carnivorous, bloodthirsty, imbalanced, unnerving, ambidextrous, unruly, displeasing, disenchanting, palatable, woeful, wretched, upholstery, unceasing, hinterlands, voracious, discernible, mulctuary, summarize, punctilio, comrades, eavesdropping, prevail, archduke, rabbi, disentangled, cower, cringe, talcum powder, utterly, unrecognizable, freakish, frantically, recreationally, hover, suspicious, tedio...more
As the series progresses and the mysteries deepen, the children's characters grow and develop in surprising ways as togehter they face obstacles and a growing numbe...more
Book 9 is where Snicket seems to almost entirely abandon a lot of the comfortable formula that propels the earlier books, and it serves the theme pretty damn well. The idea that giving people w...more
by Julia, Grade 7, Yangon International School
Life as an orphan can be a terrible existence! Perhaps, no orphans would have a more challenging existence than the Baudelaire children in Lemony Snicket’s Carnivorous Carnival series. An author of several children’s books, Snicket continues to develop the plight of the orphans in the ninth book of the series, Carnivorous Carnival. The three talented and distraught orphaned children truly desire to find their pa...more
Carnivorous Carnival excels for three reasons. First, the story is paced...more
(You can see this same review on the other books in this series I have shelved. Sorry. I don't like shelving just part of a series, and my review might help someone... I have more detailed reviews of the first three books here, here and here.)
Everybody loves a carnival! Who can fail to delight in the colourful people, the unworldly spectacle, the fabulous freaks?
A carnival is a place for good family fun - as long as one has a family, that is. For the Baudelaire orphans, their time at the carnival turns out to be yet another episode in a now unbearable series of unfortunate events. In fact, in this appalling ninth instalment in Lemony Snicket′s serial, the siblings must confront a terrible lie, a caravan, and Chabo the wolf baby. With...more
This was my favorite Snicket quotation in The Carnivorous Carnival, but there were plenty more witty, funny, and creative tidbits, as I have come to expect. As always, the story of the Baudelaire children encourages us to be like the children t...more
First, the truth is that children everywhere are in terrible danger, and if they are not, they are in terrible danger of being in terrible danger. This is the truth. The abiding lesson of these times is you just never know. You just never know if your elementary school will collapse in an earthquake;...more
Reread December 4 to 6, 2013
People will do such morally bankrupt things in order to fit in with the crowd, to be considered "in", by doing whatever the crowd wants them to do, as long as the crowd makes them feel accepted. This is true of real life, just as it is of the book. Everyone wants and deserves acceptence, but not at the cost that you do bad things and lose every quality that made you you. Is acceptence really worth the cost to a person's conscience?
On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they are forced to masquerade as freaks. They encounter such oddities as a confusing map, an ambidextrous person, an unruly crowd and Chabo the Wolf Baby.
On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they are forced to masquerade as freaks. They encounter such oddities as a confusin
We have been enjoying listening to the stories on audio CD and I really enjoy listening to Tim Curry narrate the story. He does an amazing job, so much better than I ever could! We were enthralled by the story and our girls were disappointed when I would insist on only listening to one disc each night.
The tale is dark and creepy and our girls loved the twists and turns as the story progressed. A...more
Philosophical musings aside, The Carnivorous Carnival is quite fun and suspenseful, as this time the orphans use Olaf's own tactics against him. The plot thickens, and more and more hints about the identity of Snicket and VFD are introduced.
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