Shouldn't You Be in School?

Written by Lemony Snicket

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LoveReading View on Shouldn't You Be in School?

October 2014 Book of the Month   Madcap fun and mystery in this somewhat eccentric yet addictive series from the huge bestselling author of A Series of Unfortunate Events.  This is Book three in the critically acclaimed four-part mystery series.

 

Shouldn't You Be in School? Synopsis

Do you smell smoke? Young apprentice Lemony Snicket is investigating a case of arson but soon finds himself enveloped in the ever-increasing mystery that haunts the town of Stain'd-by-the-Sea.
Who is setting the fires? What secrets are hidden in the Department of Education? Why are so many schoolchildren in danger? Is it all the work of the notorious villain Hangfire? How could you even ask that? What kind of education have you had?
Maybe you should be in school...

Book 1, Who Could That be at This Hour

Book 2, When Did You See Her Last?

Book 3, Shouldn't You Be in School


Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events has sold over 60 million copies worldwide and has been translated into 39 languages.

Shouldn't You Be in School? Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review the second title in the series, When Did You See Her Last?  You can read their reviews below.

  • Richie Upchurch, age 7 - 'This is a complicated mystery with lots of extra mysteries in it. It’s a really good book and I really want to read the next book to find out what happened to Ellington Feint’s missing father.' Read full review >
  • Alice East, age 9 - 'I would like to read the rest of this series.' Read full review >
  • Mia Thurston-Mathews, age 10 - 'It is about a young Lemony Snicket, an apprentice detective who likes his own ideas and doesn't take advice easily. It was a very humorous book and once I started I couldn't stop.' Read full review >
  • Emily Golding, age 7 - 'FAB!  Great  story!  I loved it.  This  book was a mystery that kept me guessing  till the end.' Read full review >
  • Tomasz Hawryszczuk, age 9 - 'A really wacky mystery novel which I would recommend to anyone over the age of nine, including adults (as I read it with my Mum). If you can imagine Dr Seuss books for older readers, this is it.' Read full review >
  • Tom White, age 10 - 'When Did You See Her Last? is a good fun mystery book that has a few tricky words to read. Overall it is a great fun book.' Read full review >
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson, age 12 - 'The characters were amazing;  the personalities were great and they were all unique. The plot was brilliant and you couldn't guess the ending.'  Read full review >

Shouldn't You Be in School? Press Reviews

Praise for Who Could That Be at This Hour?:

Charming, clever and enormously enjoyable. (Guardian)

Wonderfully eccentric and addictive...Just beautiful writing. (Observer)

Better than ever. (Independent)

A dazzlingly clever, funny and literary concoction. (Irish Times)

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781405276245
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781405256230
Publication date: 30/09/2014
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781405256230
Publication date: 30th September 2014
Author: Lemony Snicket
Publisher: Egmont Books Ltd an imprint of Egmont UK Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Recommendations: Books of the Month, eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About Lemony Snicket

Image © Meredith Heuer 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 forthcoming book, “Who Could That Be at This Hour?”, which is the first question in a series of All The Wrong Questions, will be made available only to the general public on October 23, 2012.  He is represented in all matters literary, legal, and social by Daniel Handler, author of the Printz Honor-award winning Why We Broke Up. ...

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