The Reptile Room (Hardcover)
|After narrowly escaping the menacing clutches of the dastardly Count Olaf, the three Baudelaire orphans are taken in by a kindly herpetologist with whom they live happily for an all-too-brief time. *Author: Snicket, Lemony/ Handler, Daniel/ Helquist, Brett (ILT) *Series Title: Series of Unfortunate Events *Publication Date: 1999/08/01 *Number of Pages: 190 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Grade Level: 4-6 *Language: English *Depth: 0.75 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.50|
From the Publisher:
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 reappearance 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
Having escaped from the evil Count Olaf--for the moment--in BAD BEGINNING, the Baudelaire orphans settle in with their new guardian, Uncle Monty, a kindly snake specialist. Unfortunately, these deeply luckless children have not heard the last from Count Olaf, who returns, horrifyingly, in the guise of Uncle Monty's new assistant. Instead of an astounding trip to Peru with their wonderful uncle, the Baudelaires must contend with the evil count's most nefarious schemes yet. This is the second in the bestselling 13-book series.