As Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire travel along Lousy Lane toward their new home, they fear the worst.
It's true that Violet Baudelaire has escaped some close calls before. For a fourteen-year-old, she has an extraordinary talent for inventing things. And her brother, Klaus, is also well equipped for emergencies. He has read a great deal and possesses just the sort of knowledge that can get them out of a tight spot. Their younger sister, Sunny, is also helpful in a jam. Though she is only an infant, she has four very sharp teeth, and she likes to bite things.
Still, even though the Baudelaires have great talent among them, they can't help but worry about what sort of guardian their strange Uncle Montgomery Montgomery will be. After all, these siblings are extremely unlucky and they had best be on their guard. Certainly, they will need all of their abilities if they should find themselves faced with a dreadful series of unfortunate events.
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The Reptile Room begins where Lemony Snicket's The Bad Beginning ends... on the road with the three orphaned Baudelaire children as they are whisked away from the evil Count Olaf to face "an unknown fate with some unknown relative." But who is this Dr. Montgomery, their late father's cousin's wife's brother? "Would Dr. Montgomery be a kind person? they wondered. Would he at least be better than Count Olaf? Could he possibly be worse?" He certainly is not worse, and in fact when the Baudelaire children discover that he makes coconut cream cakes, circles the globe looking for snakes to study, and even plans to take them with him on his scientific expedition to Peru, the kids can't believe their luck. And, if you have read the first book in this Series of Unfortunate Events, you won't believe their luck either. Despite the misadventures that befall these interesting, intelligent, resourceful orphans, you can trust that the engaging narrator will make their story--suspenseful and alarming as it is--a true delight. The Wide Window is next, and more are on their way. (Ages 9 and older) --Karin SnelsonFrom the Back Cover:
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.
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Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060283130
Book Description HarperCollins, New York, NY, 1999. Hard Cover/Library Binding. Book Condition: NEW. Brett Helquist (Illustrator) (illustrator). First Edition, 15th Printing. BRAND NEW COPY. BOOK 2 of full set of 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events. Children's novels by Lemony Snicket, pen name of American author Daniel Handler (1970 -). Lemony Snicket, besides being a pen name, is also the narrator of the tales and hence an inbedded fictional character as well. Chronicle of the turbulent lives of Violet, Klaus, and Sunny Baudelaire after their parents' death in a fire. In Volume 1 (The Bad Beginning), the three ophans wind up in the custody of a murderous relative, Count Olaf, who has designs on their inheritance. In this Volume 2 (190 pgs), the children are taken in by kindly Dr. Montgomery, their late father's cousin's wife's brother --- who makes delicious coconut cream cakes, circles the globe looking for snakes to study, and, plans to take them along on a scientific expedition to Peru! A happy life for all-too-brief a time? The series have been adapted to film and television, and has been translated into some 41 languages. Book 2 of a Full-set of 13. Bookseller Inventory # 017651
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060283130
Book Description HarperCollins, 1999. No binding. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-199-03-6601006
Book Description HarperCollins. LIBRARY BINDING. Book Condition: New. 0060283130 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW6.0013732
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