Book 3: The Wide Window
In the next book, the Baudelaires are left with another guardian; their absolutely bonkers aunt who is frightened of almost anything……
After a sad encounter in the last book the orphans are taken to Aunt Josephine who is afraid of just about everything yet absolutely loves grammar. In her house is a big window looking over Lake Lachrymose. Then of course Count Olaf arrives in his disguise as an old sailor and Aunt Josephine starts to like him. She is deceived by Olaf, but escapes to Curdle Cave, leaving a message in code for the children who are, of course, geniuses and discover the code. They go out to find her and they do but on the way back they are attacked by leeches! Will they get back to the shore in time to catch the Count or will their boat brake to bits and sink……..
The Count’s main features described are his one long eyebrow and his eye on his ankle. In the first few books a part of Olaf’s disguises are something over his ankle. In this book he uses a wooden leg but Aunt Josephine is too much in love to listen to what the children say.
I’m thinking of becoming an author when I’m older but I’ll also have another job. Don’t know what that’s going to be… Anyway, Lemony Snicket and some of my other favourite authors have inspired me and I hope I’m encouraging you to read these books so you might be inspired too! But if you are not the writing type then you can always illustrate some books such Brett Helquist who illustrates this series.
There is a film about the first three books and it has a lot of famous people in it like Jim Carrey as Count Olaf, Jude Law as the voice of Lemony Snicket, Billy Connolly as Uncle Monty and Meryl Streep as Aunt Josephine. My mum is a Meryl Streep fan and I hope she likes this film as much as Meryl’s other films!