A Series of Unfortunate Events #2

The Reptile Room

By Lemony Snicket; Brett Helquist (Illustrator); Michael Kupperman (Illustrator)
(HarperCollins, Hardcover, 9780064407670, 208pp.)

Publication Date: September 1999

Other Editions of This Title: Paperback, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover, Hardcover

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Description

Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire are intelligent children. They are charming, and resourceful, and have pleasant facial features. Unfortunately, they are exceptionally unlucky.

In the first two books alone, the three youngsters encounter a greedy and repulsive villain, itchy clothing, a disastrous fire, a plot to steal their fortune, a lumpy bed, a deadly serpent, a large brass reading lamp, a long knife, and a terrible odour.

In the tradition of great storytellers, from Dickens to Dahl, comes an exquisitely dark comedy that is both literary and irreverent, hilarious and deftly crafted. Never before has a tale of three likeable and unfortunate children been quite so enchanting, or quite so uproariously unhappy.

Ages 10+




About the Author

Lemony Snicket is often despondent, mostly about his published research, which includes A Series of Unfortunate Events and The Composer Is Dead.

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