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Series of Unfortunate Events #02: The Reptile Room

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Within the pages of this novel, readers will discover one of the books upon which the movie Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events is based: The Reptile Room. Like the movie, this book tells an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children, who despite being pleasant lead unpleasant lives. From the very beginning of this volume, when the children are driving down a bad-smelling road toward a house full of mysterious beasts, continuing on to the last page of this distressing story, disaster lurks at their heels. Unlike the movie, however, this book does not contain moving pictures.

Count Olaf is not only smart, he is also intelligent. A renowned, talented, and handsome actor, he certainly could have his choice of any number of interesting careers, including a herpetologist's assistant, but as the saying goes, "nothing pays like crime." Watch out for the name "Count Olaf" everywhere.

P.S. He is also very good-looking.

Synopsis:

Dear Fan of Count Olaf,

If you have picked up this book hoping to find a simple and cheery tale, then I must remind you that this is a "book," and even children know that books are more depressing than movies. You would have a much simpler, cheerier time watching a motion picture starring a handsome count.

My major motion picture, for example, starring me, features a deadly serpent, three sad orphans, a dashing count, and the promise of a trip to Peru. True, this "book" has all the same details, but because it contains so many pages, you probably won't like it.

Take my advice: Put this thing down at once and rush to your local movie theater to marvel at my groundbreaking performance in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Of course you may have my autograph:

Count Olaf

Synopsis:

Tie–in books for the feel–bad movie of the year!

About the Author

Lemony Snicket was born before you were, and is likely to die before you as well. His family has roots in a part of the country which is now underwater, and his childhood was spent in the relative splendor of the Snicket Villa which has since become a factory, a fortress and a pharmacy and is now, alas, someone else's villa.

To the untrained eye, Mr. Snicket's hometown would not appear to be filled with secrets. Untrained eyes have been wrong before. The aftermath of the scandal was swift, brutal and inaccurately reported in the periodicals of the day. It is true, however, that Mr. Snicket was stripped of several awards by the reigning authorities, including Honorable Mention, the Grey Ribbon and First Runner Up. The High Council reached a convenient if questionable verdict and Mr. Snicket found himself in exile.

Though his formal training was chiefly in rhetorical analysis, he has spent the last several eras researching the travails of the Baudelaire orphans. This project, being published serially by HarperCollins, takes him to the scenes of numerous crimes, often during the off-season. Eternally pursued and insatiably inquisitive, a hermit and a nomad, Mr. Snicket wishes you nothing but the best.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060758073
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Publisher:
HarperCollins
Illustrator:
Helquist, Brett
Author:
Helquist, Brett
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Movie Tie - In
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Family - Orphans & Foster Homes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Merchandise
Series:
Series of Unfortunate Events
Series Volume:
02
Publication Date:
20041026
Binding:
Book
Grade Level:
Children/juvenile
Language:
English
Illustrations:
YES
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
7.06x5.30x.84 in. .64 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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Product details 208 pages Harperkidsentertainment - English 9780060758073 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Dear Fan of Count Olaf,

If you have picked up this book hoping to find a simple and cheery tale, then I must remind you that this is a "book," and even children know that books are more depressing than movies. You would have a much simpler, cheerier time watching a motion picture starring a handsome count.

My major motion picture, for example, starring me, features a deadly serpent, three sad orphans, a dashing count, and the promise of a trip to Peru. True, this "book" has all the same details, but because it contains so many pages, you probably won't like it.

Take my advice: Put this thing down at once and rush to your local movie theater to marvel at my groundbreaking performance in Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Of course you may have my autograph:

Count Olaf

"Synopsis" by , Tie–in books for the feel–bad movie of the year!
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