Isabella Biedenharn
March 27, 2017 AT 12:24 PM EDT

Lemony Snicket’s forthcoming picture book starts with an unfortunate event — the death of a pet goldfish — but turns into a wild adventure, as Goldfish Ghost floats over land and sea (upside-down, of course) searching for a place to call home.

EW is thrilled to reveal four exclusive spreads from Goldfish Ghost, illustrated by Lisa Brown, the author’s wife, in advance of its May 2, 2017, publication. Check them out below — and beneath that, see if Snicket (a.k.a. Daniel Handler) and Brown will be coming to a city near you on their upcoming book tour.

Excerpts from Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

Tour Dates: Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown

5/2 at 7:00 PM – University Temple, sponsored by University Bookstore, Seattle, WA (with Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown)

5/3 at 6:00 PM – Mission Viejo Public Library, Mission Viejo, CA (with Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown)

5/4 at 6:00 PM – BookPeople, Austin, TX (with Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown)

5/7 at 11:00 AM – WORD Bookstore Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY (with Lisa Brown)

5/8 at 9:00 AM – Barnes & Noble, Princeton, NJ (with Lisa Brown)

5/11 at 6:30 PM – Main Street Books, St. Louis, MO (with Lisa Brown)

5/13 at 11:00 AM – The Rabbit Hole, Kansas City, KS (with Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown)

A very shy Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown.

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