4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not your typical Christmas Miracle tale, but that's a good thing!,
This review is from: The Lump of Coal (Hardcover)
I absolutely loved this book, and I laughed out loud all the way through! I have read all of the other Lemony Snicket books and I may actually like this one the best because it has all the best elements (humor, pathos, vocabulary education) in a nice, concise form. And, it actually has a happy ending! Plus, I'm always on the lookout for Christmas stories that are just a little "off-kilter" and this is one. Being an artist (graphic-type) by trade I particularly loved the line "Like many people who dress in black, the lump of coal was interested in becoming an artist."