The Wide Window Book Summary and Study Guide

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In this third tale of the Baudelaire orphans they are sent to live with their Aunt Josephine. She is very nice but afraid of everything, including a door knob. She lives high above a cold dark lake on the side of a cliff. She tells the children there are leeches in the lake that killed her husband because he didn't wait long enough, after he ate, to go into the water and they could smell him. Although their aunt is a little strange and has an obsession with grammer she treats them well until they come upon Captian Sham. The children know this is Count Olaf again. He can't fool the children. Again he tries to get custody of the children with another elaborate plan.
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The review of this Book prepared by Sherrie L. Jones

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   2000+ (Present Day) Kids growing up/acting up?    -   Yes Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Uncle Family, loving relations    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   aunt Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Age 11-14 Parents/lack of parents problem?    -   orphan story

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   wealthy Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   drowning    -   sail boat Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   very gullible, like Gomer Pyle

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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