FANDOM


This article needs a big cleanup.

It's unclear what's wrong with the article, because the editor who placed this tag here didn't enumerate the page's problems.

These problems might be so great that the article's factual accuracy has been compromised. Talk about it here or check the revision history for more information.

TheLumpofCoal
The Lump of Coal
Book Information
Author

Lemony Snicket

Illustrator

Brett Helquist

Publisher

HarperCollins

Released

September 30, 2008

Pages

40

Genre

Humor

ISBN

978-0061574283

The Lump of Coal is a Christmas themed short story written by Lemony Snicket and illustrated by Brett Helquist. It was originally published in the December 2004 edition of USA Weekend magazine, and in 2008 was re-released as a stand-alone book.

Plot

It is Christmastime. A living lump of coal falls off a barbecue grill. He wishes for a miracle to happen. The lump of coal is artistic and wants to be an artist. He goes in search of something. First, he finds an art gallery that, he believes, shows art by lumps of coal. But when he comes in, he sadly discovers the art is by humans who use lumps of coal. He then finds a Korean restaurant called Mr. Wong's Korean Restaurant and Secretarial School, but he goes in and discovers that all things used must be 100% Korean (although the owner does not use a Korean name or proper Korean spices). The lump of coal continues down the street and runs into a man dressed like Santa Claus. The lump of coal tells the man about his problem, and the man gets an idea. He suggests he put the lump of coal in Jasper (his bratty son)'s stocking. The son finds it and is ecstatic; he has wanted to make art with coal. So he makes portraits and he and the lump of coal become rich. They move to Korea and open an actual genuine Korean restaurant and have a gallery of their art.

Sources



This article (The Lump of Coal) is a stub, lacking in information and/or length. You can help the Lemony Snicket Wiki (and V.F.D.) by expanding it. While editing, please be sure to adhere to wiki standards.

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.