The Miserable Mill Book Summary and Study Guide

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The Baudelaire children are orphans who for the past few months have been running away from Count Olaf, an evil and greedy man who is after their money.   He was their first guardian after their parents died, and ever since then he has been following them around in disguise, trying to get their fortune.   This is their fourth guardian, the owner of a Lumber Mill.
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He is not nice and makes them work in the lumber mill.   While they are working, the overseer trips Klaus Baudelaire, which causes his glasses to fall off and break.   Then the overseer sends him to Dr. Orwell.   It turns out that doctor Orwell is actually a hypnotist who hypnotizes Klaus so that he will do whatever Count Olaf tells him.   Violet and Sunny Baudelaire find out and they know they have to unhypnotize Klaus, but they don't know how, if anyone knew, it would be Klaus.    Until they find out, Klaus is completely controlled by their arch enemy.
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Once again the Baudelaire orphans are sent to stay with a strange relative. This time they are sent to Sir. No one can pronounce his name so they just call him Sir. He makes the children work in his lumber mill and he pays his employees with coupons. As usual Count Olaf shows up in the form of a secretary. He is not one to give up easily on stealing the orphans' fortune.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   student    -   wealthy Age:    -   a kid    -   a teen Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   3 () Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   sinister, like an X-Files Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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