Friday, June 1, 2012

The Wide Window

File:The Wide Window USA.PNGIn the story The Wide Windo, by Lemony Snicket, it follow three siblings on an adventure that will never seem to end.  Sunny, Klaus, and Violet arrive to meet their new guardian Aunt Josephine.  Their aunt is a woman that is afraid of everything.  After her husband got eaten by leaches, she won't touch anything.  Later in the story, they find that a hurricane is coming, so they need to go into town for some supplies.  This is where they run into Count Olaf.  He is still after the siblings fortune, but Aunto Josephine doesn't believe them.  Find out what happens when the Sunny, Klaus, and Violet deal with yet another series of unfortunate events. 

This is an excellent book to have in the classroom.  The book is part of a series, so I don't think that it would be a good book to read out loud.  I would have this story in something like a classroom library for the students to read on their own.  The story includes many different things that students would enjoy.  There is humor, action, suspense, and many other things that go on.  There are also qualities in the characters that students will relate to.  I have seen both boys and girls read books from this series.  This is one of those stories that once you read one, you have to read the next one, and it continues until you read them all.  If you were to have these in your classroom library, you would need to have most of the series as well so that the students can continue to read them.  In most cases, this series can be found in elementary libraries, so if you don't have the in the classroom, they can find them there.  I highly recommend this story.

1 comment:

  1. This story was one of the end of the movies that my class got to pick from. Like Harry Potter there is always more detail in the book then in the movie. This is another great series that should be in the classroom library.