The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events #11)
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
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
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
The reason Curry doesn’t read these letter...more
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
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
>Reread December 11 to 13, 2013
Fiona says people are a mixture of good and bad, but there is nothing good about (view spoiler)[deserting people who trust you to stick to your promises of help. She deserts the Baudelaires for her brother...A VILLIAN! No one says she has to stop loving her brother, but taking up evil deeds just to be with him is all bad; there is no mixture of good and bad, just evil. She's proved herself evil and untrustworthy. I wanna strangle...more
Can't wait for the final 2 books.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The second half of the book wasn't nearly as wonderful, primarily because the book loses its humor, becomes trapped by the advent...more
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
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
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
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