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A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room

A Series of Unfortunate Events #2: The Reptile Room

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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.

Author: Lemony Snicket
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: 08/25/1999
Pages: 208
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 0.56lbs
Size: 7.36h x 5.24w x 0.79d
ISBN: 9780064407670
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.3
Point Value: 5
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 41286 / Reptile Room

Award: Colorado Blue Spruce Award - Nominee

Review Citation(s):
Ingram Advance 08/01/1999 pg. 40
Publishers Weekly 09/06/1999 pg. 104
School Library Journal 11/01/1999 pg. 165
Booklist 12/01/1999 pg. 707
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/1999 pg. 88 - Recommended, Satisfactory
USA Today 12/18/2002 pg. 1
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2000 pg. 88 - Recommended, Satisfactory
Library Journal 11/01/1999
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