A Series of Unfortunate Events #5: The Austere Academy

Forget happy endings. From the bad beginning to the foul final page, there’s nothing but darkness in store! In this book, Violet, Klaus and little Sunny arrive at the Prufrock Preparatory School – only to be met by a horrible bully. And that’s not all. For in these pages, our unlucky heroes will also face snapping crabs, strict punishments, dripping fungus, comprehensive exams, violin recitals, S.O.R.E. and the metric system!

  • Fifth in Lemony Snicket’s darkly funny series
  • Now a new TV show starring Malina Weissman
  • Bestselling series with over 65 million copies sold
  • A true cult classic – comical, gothic and clever

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