The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)
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The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11)

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Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone, or mildew, you probably prefer not to be damp. You might also prefer not to listen to this audiobook, in which the Baudelaire siblings descend into the depths of despair, underwater. The horrors they encounter are too numerous to list, and include mushrooms, a mechanical monster, a distressing message from a lost friend,...more
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Published September 21st 2004 by HarperCollins Publishers (first published 2004)
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In the eleventh book in “A Series of Unfortunate Events”, we find the three young Baudelaire siblings in a grim bit of trouble, escaping from the nefarious Count Olaf by riding a toboggan down the Stricken Stream, hoping to find a sugar bowl before he does.

The Baudelaire siblings don’t know what is so important about the sugar bowl, only that it may mean the end of their troubles.Unsure how to get out of the Stricken Stream without drowning, the three siblings contemplate their fate. Violet, the...more
What can I say about these books?? For me they're so much more than children's books. Sure a child will probably enjoy them but I think you have to be older to fully appreciate the cleverness of these books and the genius that Lemony Snicket is. I think he's one of my favorite authors because he's clever, he's intriguing and mainly because he's sarcastic. One of my favorite parts of his books are the little poems he writes for Beatrice and of course his failed attempt to make us not read his boo...more
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Kat Thomas
As a series these books are incredible. The formulaic plot that is repeated in every book satisfies the child who is being read to's expectation of what's going on, right and wrong and the band of simple characters.

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
Deborah Markus
First: I’m listening to this as read by Tim Curry, which is nothing but awesome. However: If you’re doing the same, you might want to grab a copy from the library long enough to look at the last several pages. Snicket includes no less than six “To My Kind Editor” letters, and Curry doesn’t read them. Which is not his fault, because nothing is his fault, because Tim Curry is a rock god and if you don’t understand that you need to leave my house right now.

The reason Curry doesn’t read these letter...more
Chance led them to an acquaintance and Klaus' first love!- Of course Phil as well, or "Cookie" as captain named him. Their strengths and knowledge guide them as well as being a source of aid to Widdershins and his crew. A new voyage is set in motion! Undersea, undercover, understanding, underestimated, undefeateable...?

Sunny with Phil in cooking, Violet and Captain Widdershins at the ship, and Fiona in the company of Klaus working on maps or looking through books. Fiona who has an interest in my...more
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The 3 orphans would go undersea with a captain. The captain is part of the VFD organization that help people out. They go undersea and Count Olaf follows them. They are going undersea because they are in search of the Sugar Bowl. Then Sunny caught a disease on their way there. In order to cure this disease Sunny would have to eat wasabi. The submarine would then sink and they float all the way to this hotel. Count Olaf was also in the submarine and he floats his way up as well since they did not...more
Jun 25, 2008 Bri rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: All Lemony Snicket Fans
Recommended to Bri by: Mrs.Cook
This book was really cool to read. In this one(there are 13 in the whole series), you discover the horrible fungus called medusoid mycelium, and it kills you within the hour.
When Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire go to find a certain bowl, they get trapped in an underwater cave filled with the deadly fungus.
Back on their submarine, they find no trace of Captain Widdershins, and the siblings discover that Sunny's helment has been infested by Medusiod Mycelium. Count Olaf( the villan in all...more
Michelle E. Kobus
>Originally read in Fall 2011
>Reread December 11 to 13, 2013

Fiona says people are a mixture of good and bad, but there is nothing good about (view spoiler)...more
Infinite Playlist
This is my favourite book in the Series Of Unfortunate Events. I thought it was even darker and more dramatic (poor Sunny!) than its prequels. I loved the whole underwater setting and the new secrets and solutions. Also Klaus seems to finally have found a match for himself ;) And it's so cute how much Violet misses Crickley. I'd really like to read a book about the Baudelaires when they're a little older, nearing 20. That would be interesting.
Can't wait for the final 2 books.
This book or rather this series is a very fun read!
Book the Eleventh in Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events, begins with Violet, Klaus and Sunny rushing down the Stricken Stream in a toboggan. Soon they are picked up by the submarine Queequeg, piloted by Captain Widdershins, with his stepdaughter Fiona, and Phil, an old friend from an earlier book, on board. The children are in search of a sugar bowl, which has vanished into a treacherous underwater cave, so small that only the children can enter it. Unfortunately, the cave is filled w...more
I feel such pity for my friends who stopped reading the series here! Though The Grim Grotto has wonderful merits -- including hilarious pirate-speak, a more humorously allusive Sunny, and the history of the man with two hooks instead of hands -- it cannot compare to the beauty of final two books in A Series of Unfortunate Events.

The adventure in The Grim Grotto is among the series' most gripping. Beneath the sea, the Baudelaires and Fiona drift through the black currents into the Gorgonian Grott...more
Title: The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)
Author: Lemony Snicket

Ever since I was young, I always wanted to visit the deep sea, because I thought the deep sea is full of mysteries, suspires, and freedom. When I picked up the 11th book of A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Grim Grotto; I was quickly enthralled by the mysterious cover.
In the 11th book of A Series of Unfortunate Event, the Grim Grotto, the Baudelaire orphans get a chance to visit the deep sea like I always want...more
Teresa B
This "woe-filled" collection of thirteen books about the tribulations of three unusually talented orphans will keep adults entertained as well as children. When I first saw the series I thought, "That looks too depressing," but soon I discovered the hilarity in overabundant alliteration, contemptible villains, and idiotic bystanders.

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
Paola (A Novel Idea)
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Rating: 3/5

A toboggan, floating precariously on an icy stream, is not a particularly pleasant place to be. Sadly for Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire, this is their current location. Not for long, however, because our orphans eventually encounter a seafaring crew on a submarine called the Queequeg, and while the crew can best be described as ‘volatile’, the Baudelaires are temporarily relieved to have found allies. What ensues is a quest for a sugar bo...more
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Give me some lovin' please!

It’s been a long time since I read the first ten books of this series, and I easily fell back into reading this one. Snicket creates a tragic event in three young children’s life into an exciting, extraordinary and unique tale of mystery, adventure and despair.

He continually tells you not to read on and relates the story around a theme. For this instalment our central focus was upon the w...more
Cohen Tysse
Lemony Snicket
Grim Grotto

Have you ever wanted to go in a submarine? Would you want to with your siblings? in Lemony Snicket’s Grim Grotto the Baudelaire orphans Violet, Klaus and sonny don’t have a choice. They are forced to run and hide from the police and a horrible man named Count Olaf. Earlier in this captivating book series Count Olaf framed the orphans for murder and search for a group called V.F.D. Count Olaf and his evil crew’s goal is to take the orphans inheritance. No matter where the...more
Dec 19, 2013 Carmen rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone and Everyone
Shelves: children, fiction
An amazing book in an amazing series.

Vocabulary that children will learn in this book: Grim, phenomena, evaporation, precipitation, turmoil, notorious, newfound, tedious, tributary, cartographer, decode, denouement, gurgle, ponder, overwhelm, trickle, hinterlands, passive, fidget, emporium, periscope, shalom, etch, parentheses, renowned, lachrymose, plaque, marmoset, cavernous, dramatize, plight, exploit, perceptive, confounding, convoluted, predominant, stupefaction, dilapidated, optimist, bamb...more
Chris Blocker
The Grim Grotto starts off wonderfully. There is a good mix of what makes this series entertaining. We're introduced to two new characters—one as hilarious as Aunt Josephine was, the other as seemingly loyal as the Quagmires (and cute too). The conspiracy continues to unravel, Sunny continues to utter adorableness, and events continue to grow more and more unfortunate.

The second half of the book wasn't nearly as wonderful, primarily because the book loses its humor, becomes trapped by the advent...more
Neil Robarge
This book was a good edition to the Series of Unfortunate Events books because it told a new part of the story where the Baudelaires were stuck by a river and discovered a submarine. They climbed into the submarine and met the rest of the crew and tried to find a treasure that the captain of the submarine called the sugar bowl. Their adventures included spending the night in a dark underwater cave, relying on diving equipment and air tanks in a situation where Sunny, the baby gets a deadly fungu...more
Julie Sondra Decker
The Baudelaires are swept away on a current, riding a toboggan and hoping they are being delivered away from the nefarious Count Olaf and his allies. They find themselves aboard a submarine called the Queequag, where they meet Captain Widdershins and his stepdaughter Fiona. Because their sub previously had a visit from Jacques and Lemony Snicket, they too are searching for the sugar bowl, and they accept help from the Baudelaires. Having not received any telegrams, they believe their telegraph m...more
Stuart Langridge

It's tough when the things that stand between you and your desired sugar bowl are a host of deadly mushrooms and an uncomfortable diving suit. The unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves headed down Stricken Stream on a broken toboggan when they are spotted by the submarine Queequeg, carrying Captain Widdershins, his somewhat volatile stepdaughter Fiona, and optimistic Phil from Lucky Smells Lumbermill. The adventures that follow as the crew tries to get to the aforementioned sugar

Ruby Ng
The Baudilares had lost Quigly Quagmire in the cold water.The kids had found a tobaggon.They had to think if they should go on it because if they do the mini boat would wall down the waterfall but if they didn't then they would have to stand on the side of the rock as the cold water slowly dripped on their shoulders.Finally they decided to go on the tobaggon.All of a sudden a eye popped up.Not the kind of eye you would hope to see but an eye from a sumbarine.The sumbarine flew up causing the to...more
Intense, dreadful, but relieved because the table finally is turning.

This time the children encountered the Medusoid Mycelium, a mechanical monster, (I am seriously curious about this, I mean, it must be one heck of a monster for Olaf to be even scared of) the search for the sugar bowl, a distressing message from a lost friend, and tap dancing.

I am amused by the way Snicket teased the reader by the endless amount of time he kept asking them to stop reading this book, (due to its seve...more
The Baulderine's panic as they drift down the river, thinking all is lost. But instead, they bump into a submarine, Queenberg, which saves them from crashing into rocks.

They find inside the submarine, and talkative Captain Widdershins, who they still aren't sure they can trust. They also find Phil, who was there optimistic friend at the mill. Last, but not least, there is Fiona, Captain Widdershins step daughter, who is a mycologist, wears triangular glasses, and is Klaus's age.

Klaus, Sunny, a...more
For Klaus, Sunny, and Violet, there whole lives are a dangerous mystery. The book starts when the three Baudelaire children are rescued by a passing submarine after riding done a stream with crazy water in a tobaggan. The submarine's captain's name is a guy named Widdershin, who is searching for an underwater sugar bowl that holds important secrets. The problem is, the sugar bowl has disappeared into a small underwater cave. But, the cave is filled with poisonous mushrooms, and one of the Baude...more
I decided to read this book after the movie came out and was very disappointed. The books are written for little kids. When I say that I mean like 2nd or 3rd grade. The books are very small (for their small hands), and there aren't very many words on the pages. If you are trying to get your kids to read, go for it, but otherwise just skip this series.
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Lemony Snicket had an unusual education and a perplexing youth and now endures a despondent adulthood. His previous published works include the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, The Composer is Dead, and 13 Words. His new series is All The Wrong Questions.

For A Series of Unfortunate Events:

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