"I grew up reading A Series of Unfortunate Events. Lemony Snicket's books were some of the many reasons I fell in love with reading as a kid, and with Poison For Breakfast, he affirms that love for me as an adult. In less than 200 pages, Snicket and his trademark sense of humor offer profound insight into what it means to be alive as a human on Earth. While trying to solve a mysterious murder, Mr. Snicket teaches us about love, loss, loneliness, the importance of libraries… and a whole lot more. At its core, Poison For Breakfast is a book about bewilderment and confusion; it’s a celebration of not knowing. It’s a book about not having all the answers and trying to figure out what they are… or what they might be as we go. This book is as enlightening as it is heartwarming. A superb reading experience from start to finish."
Washington Post Bestseller
A new stand-alone adventure—appropriate for all ages—by Lemony Snicket, one of the twenty-first century’s most beloved authors.
In the years since this publishing house was founded, we have worked with an array of wondrous authors who have brought illuminating clarity to our bewildering world. Now, instead, we bring you Lemony Snicket.
Over the course of his long and suspicious career, Mr. Snicket has investigated many things, including villainy, treachery, conspiracy, ennui, and various suspicious fires. In this book, he is investigating his own death.
Poison for Breakfast is a different sort of book than others we have published, and from others you may have read. It is different from other books Mr. Snicket has written. It could be said to be a book of philosophy, something almost no one likes, but it is also a mystery, and many people claim to like those. Certainly Mr. Snicket didn’t relish the dreadful task of solving it, but he had no choice. It was put in front of him, right there, on his plate.