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Helquist, Brett

Works: 646 works in 1,877 publications in 19 languages and 114,030 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Humorous fiction  Humor  Detective and mystery fiction  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works  Short stories  Horror tales  Ghost stories 
Roles: Illustrator, Author, Translator
Classifications: PZ7.S6795, FIC
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Most widely held works about Brett Helquist
Most widely held works by Brett Helquist
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket( Book )

67 editions published between 1995 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 5,813 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the sudden death of their parents, the three Baudelaire children must depend on each other and their wits when it turns out that the distant relative who is appointed their guardian is determined to use any means necessary to get their fortune. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky. Imagine tales so terrible that as many as fifty million innocents have been ruined by them-tales so indelibly horrid that the New York Times bestseller list has been unable to rid itself of them for seven years. Now imagine if this scourge suddenly became available in a shameful new edition so sensational, so irresistible, so riddled with lurid new pictures that even a common urchin would wish for it. Who among us would be safe? -- Publisher description
The reptile room by Lemony Snicket( Book )

35 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Turkish and held by 5,718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Reader, if you have picked up this book with the hope of finding a simple and cheery tale, I'm afraid you have picked up the wrong book altogether. The story may seem cheery at first, when the Baudelaire children spend time in the company of some interesting reptiles and a giddy uncle, but don't be fooled. If you know anything at all about the unlucky Baudelaire children, you already know that even pleasant events lead down the same road to misery. In fact, within the pages you now hold in your hands, the three siblings endure a car accident, a terrible odor, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a large brass reading lamp, and the appearance of a person they'd hoped never to see again. I am bound to record these tragic events, but you are free to put this book back on the shelf and seek something lighter. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
The wide window by Lemony Snicket( Book )

38 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Turkish and held by 5,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Reader, if you have not read anything about the Baudelaire orphans, then before you read even one more sentence, you should know this: Violet, Klaus, and Sunny are kindhearted and quick-witted; but their lives, I am sorry to say, are filled with bad luck and misery. All of the stories about these three children are unhappy and wretched, and this one may be the worst of them all. If you haven't got the stomach for a story that includes a hurricane, a signalling device, hungry leeches, cold cucumber soup, a horrible villain, and a doll named Pretty Penny, then this book will probably fill you with despair. I will continue to record these tragic tales, for that is what I do. You, however, should decide for yourself whether you can possibly endure this miserable story. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
Chasing Vermeer by Blue Balliett( Book )

30 editions published between 2003 and 2018 in 10 languages and held by 5,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When strange and seemingly unrelated events start to happen and a precious Vermeer painting disappears, eleven-year-olds Petra and Calder combine their talents to solve an international art scandal. First book in the series featuring art sleuth friends Calder and Petra
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket( Book )

39 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and Turkish and held by 4,970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear Reader, I hope, for your sake, that you have not chosen to read this book because you are in the mood for a pleasant experience. If this is the case, I advise you to put this book down instantaneously, because of all the books describing the unhappy lives of the Baudelaire orphans, this one might be the unhappiest yet. Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are sent to Paltryville to work in a lumbermill, and they find disaster and misfortune lurking behind every log. The pages of this book, I'm sorry to inform you, contain such unpleasantries as a giant pincher machine, a bad casserole, a man with a cloud of smoke where his head should be, a hypnotist, a terrible accident resulting in injury, and coupons. I have promised to write down the entire story of these three poor children, but you haven't, so if you prefer stories that are more heartwarming, please feel free to make another selection. With all due respect, Lemony Snicket
The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket( Book )

32 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and Turkish and held by 4,634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the Publisher: As the three Baudelaire orphans warily approach their new home Prufrock Preparatory School : they can't help but notice the enormous stone arch bearing the school's motto Memento Mori or "Remember you will die." This is not a cheerful greeting and certainly marks an inauspicious beginning to a very bleak story just as we have come to expect from Lemony Snickett's Series of Unfortunate Events, the deliciously morbid set of books that began with The Bad Beginning and only got worse
The Vile Village by Lemony Snicket( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and held by 4,633 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Under a new government program based on the saying "It takes a village to raise a child," the Baudelaire orphans are adopted by an entire town, with disastrous results
The Carnivorous Carnival by Lemony Snicket( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2018 in English and Russian and held by 4,549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the run as suspected murderers, the unlucky Baudelaire orphans find themselves trapped in the Caligari Carnival, where they must masquerade as freaks in order to hide from the evil Count Olaf
The Slippery Slope by Lemony Snicket( Book )

23 editions published between 1999 and 2018 in English and held by 4,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the perilous Mortmain Mountains, Klaus and Violet Baudelaire meet another well-read person, who helps them try to rescue Sunny from the villainous Count Olaf and his henchmen as they all near "the last safe place."
Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman( Book )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 4,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un petit village nordique, à l'époque des Vikings. Odd est un jeune garçon sur lequel le sort semble s'acharner. L'année de ses dix ans, il perd en effet son père au cours d'une expédition en mer avant d'être victime d'un accident qui estropie sa jambe droite et le laisse à jamais boiteux. Ceci sans compter que, deux ans plus tard, sa mère se remarie avec un ivrogne qui a déjà sept enfants et qui ne voit en lui qu'une bouche supplémentaire à nourrir! Le jour où les querelles s'intensifient en raison de l'hiver qui perdure, Odd décide que c'en est trop et s'enfonce dans les bois pour se réfugier dans la vieille cabane de bûcheron ayant appartenu à son père. C'est là-bas qu'il reçoit la visite d'un ours, d'un renard et d'un aigle, qui s'avèrent respectivement être les dieux Thor, Odin et Loki. À la suite d'une bévue, ces derniers ont en effet été chassés d'Asgard, le royaume des Dieux. Royaume qui est depuis sous la tutelle des terribles géants de glace, par la faute desquels l'hiver pourrait perdurer indéfiniment et anéantir la race humaine. Si les dieux eux-mêmes sont totalement découragés et prêts à abandonner la partie, Odd est pour sa part animé d'un optimisme et d'une débrouillardise à toute épreuve. Des qualités qui, combinées à un sourire à faire fondre tous les coeurs, le conduisent à se lancer dans une quête qui permettra de ramener l'harmonie au pays des dieux et le printemps dans celui des hommes. Tout en lui permettant de grandir un peu et d'adoucir la vie de sa maman
The penultimate peril by Lemony Snicket( Book )

23 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 4,143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Baudelaire orphans disguise themselves as employees of the Hotel Denoument and find themselves pursued by the evil Count Olaf and others
The End by Lemony Snicket( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2018 in English and held by 4,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost at sea, the Baudelaire orphans, along with the evil Count Olaf, wash up on the shore of an island populated by an oddly placid group of inhabitants, and they try to decide whether or not they are truly safe
The Grim Grotto by Lemony Snicket( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and held by 3,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is nothing to be found in the pages of these books but misery and despair. You still have time to choose something else to read. But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on..."The Grim Grotto". Unless you are a slug, a sea anemone or mildew you probably prefer not to be damp. But unfortunately the Beaudelaires encounter an unpleasant amount of dampness as they descend into the depths of despair, underwater. You may wish to delve into some happier book in order to keep your eyes and your spirits from being moistened
The Hostile Hospital by Lemony Snicket( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and Portuguese and held by 3,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the run after being falsely accused of murder, the three Baudelaire orphans find themselves in the Heimlich Hospital, with the evil Count Olaf in close pursuit
The Ersatz Elevator by Lemony Snicket( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 3,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The woeful saga of the Baudelaire orphans continues as evil Count Olaf discovers their whereabouts at Esmé Squalor's seventy-one bedroom penthouse and concocts a new plan for stealing their family fortune
The Wright 3 by Blue Balliett( Book )

24 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De to kunstinteresserte barna, Petra og Calder samt Calders venn Tommy, blir igjen dratt inn i et nytt kunstmysterium. Denne gang handler det om Robie House - det berømte huset som ble tegnet av arkitekten Frank Lloyd Wright. Barna har et skoleprosjekt for å redde Robie House fra å bli revet, men i stedet blir det en jakt på spøkelser og skjulte koder. Utfordringen for barna er å klare å knekke kodene og komme seg helskinnet ut av det med livet i behold. Boken er oversatt til norsk med tittelen Skyggen i vinduet
The Calder game by Blue Balliett( Book )

21 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventh-grader Calder Pillay disappears from a remote English village--along with an Alexander Calder sculpture to which he has felt strangely drawn--his friends Petra and Tommy fly from Chicago to help his father find him
The lump of coal by Lemony Snicket( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lump of coal that wants to be an artist, but would settle for making decorative marks on a piece of grilled meat, rolls out of a forgotten bag of charcoal one winter and takes a spin through town seeking a miracle
Thriller by James Patterson( Book )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 1,431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume provides a collection of ghostly and mysterious stories
Invasion of the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6 by James Howe( Book )

10 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his new book, Howie the wire-haired dachshund writes all about how the Mind Swappers from Asteroid 6 invade Earth and how he and his friend Delilah save the day
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  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.08 (from 0.00 for Chasing Ve ... to 0.31 for Something ...)

The reptile roomThe wide windowChasing VermeerThe Miserable MillThe Austere AcademyThe Vile VillageThe Carnivorous CarnivalThe Slippery Slope
Alternative Names
Brett Helquist americký ilustrátor

Brett Helquist Amerikaans schrijver

Brett Helquist artista estadounidense

Brett Helquist artiste américain

Brett Helquist illustratore statunitense

Helkvists, Brets

הלקויסט, ברט

הלקויסט, ברט אמן אמריקאי

برت هلکویست

헬퀴스트, 브렛


ヘルキスト, ブレット