FC: Daniel Handler | By: Megan Wickingson
1: Daniel Handler was born in San Francisco on February 28, 1970 His real name is Daniel Handler, but he uses the pen name Lemony Snicket | San Francisco
2: Handler is often portrayed as a character in his books. | His mom was an Opera singer
3: Handler's parents met at an Opera He sang Opera in the 80's, in the San Francisco Boy's Chorus
4: He enjoys playing the accordion. He said "It used to drive my parents crazy!" | His father fled Germany as a child
5: As a child, Handler was aware that bad things sometimes happened to children. | His favorite book as a child was The Bears Famous Invasion of Sicily. He convinced his Publisher to bring it back into print.
6: Live to Skate | He is married to Lisa Brown who is a graphic artist. | When he was younger, he hated happy books.
7: Handler was inspired by Edward Gorey | He often dedicates his books to Beatrice, a fictional character.
8: He is often portrayed as a character in his own books. He came up with the name Lemony Snicket when and agent asked who to send some documents to and he blurted out Lemony Snicket.
9: Handler published 4 novels using his real name He once lived briefly in New York.
10: He invented the name Lemony Snicket to keep off unwanted mailing lists. | In the beginning of his books, he lets the readers know what they are in for.
11: In 2003, his books sold more than 13 million copies, were translated in to 37 languages, and were sold in over 40 countries Part of his success is that he uses big words and humorously inserts vocabulary lessons.
13: In a biography of Snicket, it says he was born before you and is likely to die before you as well. It also says he was born in a country that is now under water. | Snicket continually misses public appearances due to some unforeseen disaster, and Handler must step in to inform the masses of children who have come to see Snicket, but will have to settle for his representative Handler.
14: Handler's books have been banned in Decatur, Georgia because some critics thing they're too dark for children. Lemony Snicket never shows his face in pictures.
15: By Daniel Handler -The Basic Eight -Watch Your Mouth -Adverbs -Why We Broke Up | By Lemony Snicket -A series of unfortunate events 1-13 -Unauthorized Biography of Lemony Snicket
16: A Series of Unfortunate Events: The Ersatz Elevator is a breath taking book where Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are taken to live in the penthouse apartment. There, Esme isn't who she says she is. What will the find behind the Elevator doors? Will they save the Quagmires in time? | Quagmire Triplets: Duncan, Isadora, and Quigley
17: The Slippery Slope is the 10th book in the series. Sunny is whisked up to the top of Mount Fraught while Violet and Klaus escape death, snow gnats, and discover a mysterious snow scout in a cave. Who is he and is he connected to VFD?
18: The Austere Academy is the 5th book in the series. Here they go to pointless classes, listen to 6 hour violin recitals of someone who can't play, and they have to run laps for S.O.R.E. (Strategic orphan running exercises) every night. Will they survive long enough to escape Olaf again?
19: The Vile Village is the 4th book in the series. Here, the siblings are sent off to live and work in a lumber mill. While Klaus becomes hypnotized, he creates all these accidents. Will he come to himself before he seriously hams someone?
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