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The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 2)
The Reptile Room - A Series of Unfortunate Events, Bk 2
Author: Lemony Snicket
ISBN-13: 9780060283131
ISBN-10: 0060283130
Publication Date: 9/30/1999
Pages: 208
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
Rating:
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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3.8 stars, based on 36 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 4
Another excellent read for 3rd grade and up!
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Helpful Score: 3
The second part of the series, a fun read with subtle humor.
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Helpful Score: 2
It got tiring after a while, all the bad things that kept happening. And that's just in book two. Imagine 11 more books like it.
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Helpful Score: 1
Another good installment in the Series of Unfortunate Events. There are some shockingly violent references, so maybe not for grade school kids, but well written and an interesting story.
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Helpful Score: 1
My 11 year old daughter with a wacky sense of humor absolutely loves this series and this book was no exception!
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Helpful Score: 1
This unabridged version is read by Tim Curry. Even if you have read the book it is worth hearing it read by this man.
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Helpful Score: 1
Wonderful series. It may be more appropriate for older children (middle school age) and young adults than for elementary school age children, as it is rather a dark series. I found it quite humorous.
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Helpful Score: 1
Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

As the Baudelaire children--Violet, Klaus, and Sunny--narrowly escape the marriage scheme of Count Olaf and his theatre troupe of THE BAG BEGINNING, we pick up with Mr. Poe once again leading the children to the home of another relative. Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, a revered member of the Herpetological Society, is a man who has spent his life studying snakes. As the children arrive at his home, via Lousy Lane, they are at first leary of "Uncle Monty" and his REPTILE ROOM. They soon learn, however, that their newfound Uncle is a kind man, providing them each with their own room and entertaining activities that they each enjoy--space and materials to invent for Violet, books and a reading nook for Klaus, and plenty of biting material for Sunny.

As the orphans settle in to their new abode, Uncle Monty teaches them about snakes, most especially his new discovery, the Incredibly Deadly Viper. As we learn that said snake is a misnomer--the word "misnomer" here meaning "a wrong name"--the children become excited about the upcoming trip to Peru to study new snake life. Unfortunately, as most everything in the lives of the Baudelaire children is, Uncle Monty's new assistant, Stefano, is no other than Count Olaf in disguise.

Alas, just as with their previous adventures, no one listens to the children's concerns until it is too late. As Stefano aka Count Olaf threatens the children into silence, he begins to hatch his evil plan, which includes getting rid of the snake-loving doctor and absconding to Peru with the children, where he can wait for Violet to come of age, grab her fortune, and dispose of the children.

Saved in the nick of time--yet again--by a convoluted series of events, we find the children once again looking for a kind relative to care for them. As THE REPTILE ROOM ends, Mr. Poe drives off into the sunset with a miserable Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, and we wait to see which new series of unfortunate events will befall the children.

Another quick read, THE REPTILE ROOM is highly recommended depending on the maturity of your child. Another dark tale of misery and woe, this book is highly entertaining for those who understand that it's fiction.
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My 2 kids loved this series.
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The second in the series. Great fun for kids.
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A very good adventure!
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Tim Curry reads Lemony Snicket in this wonderfully produced delight. A great deal of fun for adults and children, but beware - it is not a typical "...lives happily ever after" story. I especially loved the dry wit and asides in the story.
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an enjoyable read for younger readers, quite depressing.
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My kids love the series!
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Loved the book. Used it in my classroom for book clubs for both 4th graders and 6th graders and both age groups really enjoyed the book. Especially the boys!!!!!
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This is book 2 in a series of very unfortunate events for three orphaned children. An enjoyable read. Reviewed by my son who actually read the series.
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I loved all of the books in this series. Much much better than the movies. This one is one of my favorite of them.
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RRRRRRREEEEEEAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLYYYYYYYYY SSSSSSSSSAAAAAAAADDDDDDDD!!!!!!!!
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Great story..
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My granddaughter is into this series and loved this book. In fact, she keeps coming back to it. The story line, for me, is depressing but she just giggles and laughs through it. I am a little put off by the story line, but I could get used to it and think this is a very good set of books to show readers how it really can be worse for the other guy in life.
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Great book. Adds depth to the first.
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I really like the Series of Unfortunate Events. It's only my second book but i'm looking forward to reading all of them.
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This book is sooo good. I love all of the books. They're great
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This is the second of 13 books caled the 'Series of unfortunate events.'
By Lemony Snicket. This available only in Paperback. 190 pages. 13 chapters.
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Reviewed by Me for TeensReadToo.com

As the Baudelaire children--Violet, Klaus, and Sunny--narrowly escape the marriage scheme of Count Olaf and his theatre troupe of THE BAG BEGINNING, we pick up with Mr. Poe once again leading the children to the home of another relative. Dr. Montgomery Montgomery, a revered member of the Herpetological Society, is a man who has spent his life studying snakes. As the children arrive at his home, via Lousy Lane, they are at first leary of "Uncle Monty" and his REPTILE ROOM. They soon learn, however, that their newfound Uncle is a kind man, providing them each with their own room and entertaining activities that they each enjoy--space and materials to invent for Violet, books and a reading nook for Klaus, and plenty of biting material for Sunny.

As the orphans settle in to their new abode, Uncle Monty teaches them about snakes, most especially his new discovery, the Incredibly Deadly Viper. As we learn that said snake is a misnomer--the word "misnomer" here meaning "a wrong name"--the children become excited about the upcoming trip to Peru to study new snake life. Unfortunately, as most everything in the lives of the Baudelaire children is, Uncle Monty's new assistant, Stefano, is no other than Count Olaf in disguise.

Alas, just as with their previous adventures, no one listens to the children's concerns until it is too late. As Stefano aka Count Olaf threatens the children into silence, he begins to hatch his evil plan, which includes getting rid of the snake-loving doctor and absconding to Peru with the children, where he can wait for Violet to come of age, grab her fortune, and dispose of the children.

Saved in the nick of time--yet again--by a convoluted series of events, we find the children once again looking for a kind relative to care for them. As THE REPTILE ROOM ends, Mr. Poe drives off into the sunset with a miserable Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, and we wait to see which new series of unfortunate events will befall the children.

Another quick read, THE REPTILE ROOM is highly recommended depending on the maturity of your child. Another dark tale of misery and woe, this book is highly entertaining for those who understand that it's fiction.
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This book is fun. It's kind of like the 'BOXCAR CHILDREN' dropped into the Twilight Zone. It has interesting characters and helps build vocabulary in a unusual way. There is a mystery that builds throughout the series.
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Great story - highly recommend it.
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Book 2 in the series. Loved by kids of all ages.
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This book is my favorite (so far) of the Series of Unfortunate Events. It is a whodunit in which the Baudelaire orphans must solve a murder mystery in order to convince the clueless adults Count Olaf is up to no good.

I really loved the character of Uncle Monty and was saddened by his fate. What imaginative child wouldn't love living with a cheerful uncle in a house filled with books and reptiles?
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Brilliant.
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Great entertaining book!
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I really love the character of Uncle Monty. I liked this book a bit more than the first one.
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Publisher's Note
Dear Reader,

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

Synopsis

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.
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my daughter finished the book in record time!
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The best book of the series, hilarious and geniously written
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this book is brand new never been read
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