|Title||:||The Lump of Coal|
|Number of Pages||:||36 pages|
|Tags||:||fantasy, classics, chick-lit, china, teen, books|
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this was a nice little holiday book about a piece of coal in a tuxedo.
The Lump of Coal is not your typical holiday story This ingenious tale is about a lump of coal, one with a flare for art and the desire to prepare authentic Korean barbecue, who dreams of a holiday miracle The illustrations of the lump of coal are especially charming.
Ordinarily the cheery message of Miracles can happen if you keep on believing would be enough to set my teeth on edgeHOWEVERwhen that message is woven into the tale of a sullen lump of coal who wants to be an artist AND is told by none other than
Lemony Snicket rules and all but mostly I like the crotchety little lump stomping around in his little tuxedo, glaring at everybody Glare glare glare.
Like his mentor Edward Gorey, Lemony Snicket knows how to make fun of nice cultural occasions like Christmas He takes the idea of the lump of coal gift for bad children and just goes goofy on it He takes a sappy moral like miracles are everywhere and makes it both silly and meaningful in his own way A little lump of coal wants to be an artist, a little engine that could Brett Helquist s illustrations are terrific Cute short book with words than illustrations.
This was a cute, short, happy holiday story
Miracles are like pimples, because once you start looking for them you find than you ever dreamed you d see Lemony Snicket 3
Oh, I was hoping that this would be my last 2010 holiday book it would have been fitting seeing as how I don t consider myself to be somebody who is a fan of holiday books But, I see that there are two holiday books that I m expecting from the library Ah well.Perhaps this isn t worth 5 stars but I laughed, a lot, and I thought the whole thing was clever Much is made fun of here, not just the holidays Art and the art world are among the subjects skewered here.The story is very amusing a
Lump of Coal is essentially a picture book, re teaming the wit and whimsy of Lemony Snicket with the admirable illustrations of Brett Helquist, his collaborator in the Series of Unfortunate Events books The illustrations, to me, are the main appeal here, but the story isn t without its charm as the titular character goes in search of a purpose in life It s fluff, not as impactful or lasting as great picture books like Corduroy or Harold and the Purple Crayon, but it is a well executed
2008 December 29This is going to be a perennial holiday read, I think And every time I read it, I love it 2009 December 19 2012 December 17It does get better, every year Favorite line The story begins with a lump of coal, who for the sake of argument, could think, talk, and move itself around Like many people who dress in black, the lump of coal was interested in becoming an artist Really, I wish Snicket were devoting his time to writing short stories 2014 December 11Natasha r