The Lump of Coal

By Snicket, Lemony

Publishers Summary:
This is a story about a lump of coal who can think, talk, and move itself around. Is there a more charming holiday tale to behold? Probably, but Lemony Snicket has not written one.

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ISBN
978-0-06157-428-3 978-0-06157-425-2
Publisher
HarperCollins


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2008

Gr 3-6 In this tale of Christmas miracles, Snicket chronicles the adventures of an anthropomorphic lump of coal with a dream. The small, flammable hero meets his share of naysayers and phonies on his quest to be an artist. He eventually becomes despondent and settles for something that is better than nothing. It i...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on November 1, 2008

Having skewered the perennial favorite Hanukkah treat last season in The Latke Who Couldn't Stop Screaming, Lemony Snicket turns his attention to Christmas in this tale about a lump of coal with artistic aspirations. The story's nattily dressed protagonist attempts to make his way in the world while expressing himself creatively through drawing....Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2008

A nattily dressed lump of coal attempts to express himself creatively through drawing. He's stymied until crossing paths wit...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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