The Reptile Room Netflix Tie-in Edition: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

The Reptile Room Netflix Tie-in Edition: Book the Second (A Series of Unfortunate Events)

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ISBN-13: 9780062796035
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/24/2017
Series: A Series of Unfortunate Events
Edition description: Media Tie
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 268,839
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

About the Author

Lemony Snicket had an unusual education which may or may not explain his ability to evade capture. He is the author of the 13 volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events, several picture books including The Dark, and the books collectively titled All The Wrong Questions.

Brett Helquist's celebrated art has graced books from the charming Bedtime for Bear, which he also wrote, to the New York Times–bestselling A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket to the glorious picture book adaptation of Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. He lives with his family in Brooklyn, New York.

Michael Kupperman has done many illustrations for such publications as Fortune, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. He frequently writes scripts for DC Comics. This is his first book.


Snicket is something of a nomad. Handler lives in San Francisco, California.

Date of Birth:

February 28, 1970

Place of Birth:

Handler was born in San Francisco in 1970, and says Snicket's family has roots in a land that's now underwater.


Handler is a 1992 graduate of Wesleyan University in Connecticut.

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Reptile Room (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition) 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 280 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Before I begin my review I would just like everyone to know that this artical is from the opinion of a child. I am eleven years old I read the Unfortunate Events Series almost everyday. I'm writing a review on the Reptile Room because it was on of my top two favorites. (The other is the Bad Beggining.) I give this book a five star rating because I think it's an outstanding book. When I first bought the first book of these series into school after I finished reading it I let a friend borrow it. Then I bought in the Reptile Room when it was first realesed I let another friend borrow it and it began a trend. Now everyone wants to get their hands on these great books. I liked the Reptile Room becasue I thought having doctor Lucafont being the hook-handed man was a very good twist. I also like that even though the story started out very pleasent for Violet, Klaus and Sunny Count Olaf still appeared in their lives again. I give all the books in his Lemony Snicket's series a five star review.
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
So onto the next guardian, Montgomery Montgomery. This one is one of my favorites in the series thus far. Fun reads. And sunny is adorable.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An unique author writes another unique book. His style of writing captures the reader's attention on the first page. it gives you a sense of reality. The case of the Baudelaires could be happening to miserable children right now. It really makes you appreciate what you have.
janelee7 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Really fun and totally cool book! i TOTALLY love it!
hjjugovic on LibraryThing 11 months ago
One of my favorite in the series, the peril and tragedy is very real. In this episode, the hapless Baudelaires are find a great new guardian in reptile expert Uncle Monty but Count Olaf destroys their newfound happiness. Snickett's clever definitions and outragous characters make for some laughs in this dismal tale.
readafew on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is the 2nd book in the tales of the Baudelaire children, also known as "A Series of Unfortunate Events". After escaping from Count Olaf's clutched in the "The Bad Beginning", Mr. Poe has placed the children with an uncle in the nearby country side. For a change the children actually enjoy their time with Uncle Monty. But Count Olaf promised to get their fortune if it was the last thing he did and he tries to make good on the promise. Do the Baudelaire's succeed in thwarting him? You'll have to read to find out.This is anther great book in the series, a little darker than the last one and gets a little meaner in the middle but I think it was a better book than the first one overall.
ankhet on LibraryThing 11 months ago
The Baudelaire orphans are sent this time to their uncle (cousin?) Monty, a herpetologist (a word which means "someone who studies snakes").Reading A Series of Events is different this time, than the last (first) time I tried to read it. This time I know the children will always find a way to get out of their immediate predicament (which means "sticky situation"), and I also know Count Olaf will aways get away.If you can't tell, I'm also enjoying the asides and digressions about words and their meanings.
amandaknichols on LibraryThing 11 months ago
In this book, the second in the Lemony Snicket's "A Series of Unfortunate Events," the reader finds the Baudelaire children - Violet, Klaus, and Sunny - trying to resume a semi-normal life after escaping from the clutches of evil Count Olaf. They are taken in by Dr. Montgomery Montgomery - fondly called Uncle Monty - an esteemed herpetologist and, seemingly, an infinitely better caregiver than Count Olaf. But what starts out as a promising situation for the Baudelaires eventually becomes - yes - a series of unfortunate events, caused by a much-too familiar face.The characters in this book, and particularly the Baudelaires, are defined by what they do and how they act - Violet is the inventor, Klaus is the reader, and Sunny is the biter, just like Mr. Poe is the coughing banker with the hanky and Uncle Monty is friendly and caring. The characters are also defined by their interactions with each other. This book has a primarily linear plotline, with occasional shifts back to the Baudelaries' life with their parents or Count Olaf. There is certainly a central climax and a central question to be answered - will the children remain safe after their very, very unfortunate events? The theme of this book largely centers on good vs. evil, and how people are either good or evil - not in between. The Reptile Room also deals with the importance of family, even if it is an unconventional family unit - such as the Baudelaire orphans alone, or with their adopted Uncle Monty. Also, the knowledge of children or young adults - and that this knowledge often surpasses that of grown-ups - is a central idea to the "solution" to the Baudelaires' unfortunate events. The setting is in a distant, but not *entirely* unrealistic land, but real places - like Peru - are mentioned. The text is laid out in chapter form.In regards to the culture of The Reptile Room, Snicket's creation is a world where knowledge and learning are very important, but where children are often better seen than heard - at least by the adults. That the children themselves finally solve the mystery of "Stefano" - or at least inform those around them who Stefano really is - is a credit to the intelligence of children and a rejection of the idea that they should be polite and unquestioning. Furthermore, because of the important roles the siblings play in each others' lives - and then the brief, but significant role Uncle Monty plays in theirs - family connections are also a cultural marker.Even without having read the first book on the Baudelaires, I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and did not want to stop! The audiobook narrator - Tim Curry - was fantastic, and the author's humor was quite a treat. This seems like a book that both genders, from early elementary school through middle school, would enjoy.
klsulliv on LibraryThing 11 months ago
How many times can one encounter unfortunate events? Well, the orphans seen to not be so lucky because once again Count Olaf has resurfaced as their new Uncle Monty's assistant. Naturally no one will listen to them when the orphans are trying to warn everyone about Olaf. Unfortunately, Uncle Monty ends up dead because Olaf wants the orphans all to himself because he wants their fortune. When this horrible episode takes place of the children finding their beloved uncle dead in the Reptile Room, they suspect at once Olaf was responsible. Once Mr. Poe arrived in the picture, everyone would still not listen to the orphans warnings! It took Olaf messing up his lies that eventually got him caught. For example, Olaf said he could have not murdered Uncle Monty because he did not know anything about snakes, but soon after, he started talking about a particular snake and called himself an expert. He gave up his own bluff. Naturally, once all the "grown ups" know the bad guy is present, the bad guy gets away and awaits for another time to strike. This is a great story for children to listen to because it teaches them about independence and the quality of never giving up no matter how tough situations may seen.
paulaanweiler on LibraryThing 11 months ago
This is the continuing story of three orphins that have to jump to another home only to be followed by an evil man that wants their fortune. They end up with uncle Monty an essentric collector of retiles who is very kind them. These poor children can't seem to get away from having to find their way out of several unfortunite situation.
wrmjr66 on LibraryThing 11 months ago
Book 2 in the "Series of Unfortunate Events" has all of the charms of the first novel, but an improved plot which makes the sequel a better book than the first. Once again, the narrator is quite self-conscious about writing a story, and so explains and uses terms such as "dramatic irony." He continues to explain difficult words by saying "which means in this case..." and while such things can be tiresome to an adult reader, it seems appropriate for a early chapter book reader. I am looking forward to reading the 3rd entry in the series.
bellalibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The series of unfortunate events that has followed the Baudelaire orphans since the death of their parents continues. They are sent to live with their distant relative, Montgomery Mongomery who studies snakes for a living. Montgomery is very happy to have the children; they each get their own room and they love spending time in the reptile room. As usual, happy doesn't last for the orphans, guess who's back......
lisa211 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A kick off from the last book "A Bad Beginning", the three tragically orphaned Baudelaires' kids, Violet, Klaus & Sunny found themselves driven away by Mr Poe, their executor; with his tiny cramping car towards another new home. Away from Count Olaf, and unfortunately unable to live with Judge Strauss due to legal twisting mumbo-jumbo law. The destination is another unknown relative named Uncle Monty, a herpetologist, who owns a house with a build in special room reserved for his studies of snakes which is called the Reptile Room which main attraction would be the Incredibly Deadly Viper. Yet their happiness didn't last long. After a while of staying with Uncle Monty, and getting ready to pack for a holiday in Peru with their Uncle, then came a mischievous looking character named Stephano, who happens to be an old aquantaince. And by this, we all know who Stephano really was. And their weary series of unfortunate events began once more.
ElizaJane on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The story picks up with the children in the car driving to their new home. Here they meet their distant uncle, Uncle Monty, who is a pleasant and intelligent man. The children seem to have finally found a wonderful place to live after the death of their parents but, alas, that is not to be. For only a few short days later, Uncle Monty's new assistant arrives and the children are positive he is Count Olaff in disguise. The pace from the first book picks up and this second book is much more fast-paced. The dark, gothic atmosphere continues and added is a touch of Holmesian detecting as the children set out to solve the murder mystery. Both the story and the new characters of Uncle Monty and the Incredibly Deadly Viper are a lot of fun. In the words of my 7yo who said this several times as I was reading aloud to him, "This is better than the first book!" If you enjoyed the first book you will love "The Reptile Room".
supersam on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Generally it was a good book, But it's not the best one I have read.
delaney.h4 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Summary: The Baudelair's after a not so bright beginning are off to Uncle Monty's and his reptile room. But will it really end well? What do you think?Review: I will never go near a snake ever again!! I don't care if that snake is poisonous or not it's scary enough for me to stay away from them for a LONG while.
mortaine on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Reptile Room by Lemony Snicket. The second in the Series of Unfortunate Events. The poor Baudelaire children go to their uncle's home. Uncle Montgomery (Monty) turns out to be a herpetologist specializing in snakes (Snicket does a nice side-step of the inevitable Monty's Python pun and only uses the word "python" once in the whole novel). Of course, the evil Count Olaf, their nearest living relative and nemesis, has not forgotten the Baudelaire children and hatches a wicked plot to kidnap the children and get his hands on their inheritance.
sgerbic on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Reviewed Jan 2005 Book two in the series, read in one day (2 hours actually) the story is far-fetched, which means difficult to believe, as well as predictable. Heck the author tells you all along what is going to end up happening. It sets my teeth on edge that these children who are soooo brilliant can be so stupid not to just all the police. I bought all these books and Stirling said he would read them but he doesn't like them at all. The writing can be humorous, which means funny, at times. Pages 26/27 Chapter 2 ends with Sunny being bitten by a snake. Chapter 3 begins with the author telling us he is sorry to leave us hanging. But he was late for dinner. On page 31, Dr. Monty says, "here is a pair of snakes who have learned to drive a car so recklessly that they would run you over in the street and never stop to apologize." This is all spoken about what dangerous snakes he has, this line is so funny to me. Snakes driving a car isn't dangerous enough he had to add they do it on purpose recklessly, adding they wouldn't even apologize. Thinking about these books now, they seem to be the kind that would be great read out loud, wish I had someone young to read to. 3-2005
heidialice on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
The Baudelaire orphans go to live with Uncle Monty, the herpetologist. Of course, Count Olaf ruins all their plans of happiness.Well-written with wry humor and the aching tension of knowing what will happen, just not how it will happen. Enjoyable.
slvq on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Slightly less-good than The Bad Beginning, but still good for a giggle, and much better than the portion of the movie based on it.
sdtaylor555 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This series is cute, but just too juvenile for adults to truly enjoy.
inklingsfan47 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Did I ever mention how much I approve these books for children? A great and fun way to learn lots of words in a relatively short amount of time, plus, the events that take place are so odd it is pretty damn hard to forget them.
JillJemmett More than 1 year ago
This is another great book in the series. One of the things I like about this book is that they give away what’s going to happen at the end fairly early on in the story. Uncle Monty won’t survive the book. But even though the ending is revealed early, the book is still exciting. It’s difficult to give away the ending and still keep the reader intrigued, but Lemony Snicket can do it! I read this book years ago, but I still love it. The snakes were an interesting part of the story. I loved how Uncle Monty discovered a snake and named it the Incredibly Deadly Viper for a special reason, but you’ll have to read it to find out why! I can’t wait to continue rereading the series.
Dutch More than 1 year ago
Having not read the series before, but loving the series on Netflix, it was interesting to read this book and start to really some of the divergences. The amazing tone (and vocabulary, and voice, and incredible sense of fun carefully tucked behind the darkness) continues, but it leans harder into the children’s frustration to be absolutely right, again and again, and have no one listen to them. They’re so much happier for all of a week, and then! Definitely looking forward to continuing the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The reptile room is an exciting book filled with mystery of events. The three Baudelaie orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny is moved to a New guardian home Mr. Montgomery. A very nice man. The book left you with events that would like to know what will happen next. Just when the children are finally happy and away from Count Olaf bad things happen to the children again. This book will keep your attention until the end. This book will make you wonder if they will every escape Count Olaf who is trying to take their fortune. Great book and the mystery continues .