Shouldn't You Be in School?, Hardback

Shouldn't You Be in School? Hardback

Part of the All the Wrong Questions series



Before he wrote A Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket asked all the wrong questions.

Four to be exact. This is the account of the third question. 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? In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent.

You'll laugh only if you find humour in gothic and mysterious things involving detectives and crime solving.

Lemony's other literary outings in, 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' have sold 60 million copies worldwide and been made into a Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey. And in the future things are poised to get much worse, thanks to the forthcoming Netflix series directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

You have been warned. Have you read all four mysterious titles in the Wrong Questions series?'Who Could That Be at the This Hour?' 'When Did You Last See Her?' 'Shouldn't You Be in School?' 'Why is This Night Different from All Other Nights?' Author Lemony Snicket was born before you were and is likely to die before you as well.

He was born in a small town where the inhabitants were suspicious and prone to riot.

He grew up near the sea and currently lives beneath it.

Until recently, he was living somewhere else. He is a broken man, wracked with misery and despair as a result of writing 'A Series of Unfortunate Events'.

He spends his days wandering the countryside weeping and moaning and his evenings eating hastily-prepared meals.

Artist Seth has portrayed suspicious circumstances and shady characters in much of his work.

He is a multi-award-winning cartoonist, author and artist, whose works include Palookaville and Clyde Fans.

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).


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 336 pages, illustrations (colour)
  • Publisher: Egmont UK Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Thrillers (Children's/YA)
  • ISBN: 9781405256230



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