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The Reptile Room

Snicket, Lemony;Handler, Daniel

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ISBN 10: 0064407675 / ISBN 13: 9780064407670
Published by Harper Collins, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1999
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A nice copy of Book 2 in the Snicket series. Text is tight and clean. First Edition w/full number line. Priced at $8.95. Small spot to top edge and smudge to lower spine o/w Fine. PO stamp to ffep bookplate. This is a nice copy at a very good price. Compare and see. Accurate Descriptions/Quality Books/Unmatched Prices. Bookseller Inventory # 2605

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Title: The Reptile Room

Publisher: Harper Collins, New York, New York, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Pictorial Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket as Issued

Edition: First Edition

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Synopsis:

NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL SERIES

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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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 Snelson

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