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The Reptile Room

Written by Lemony Snicket & illustrated by Brett Helquist and Michael Kupperman
Published by HarperCollins
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Aug 25, 1999
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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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Who Wrote The Reptile Room

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Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket is the author of the thirteen volumes in A Series of Unfortunate Events; several picture books, including The Dark; and the books collectively titled All the Wrong Questions.

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Who Illustrated The Reptile Room

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Brett Helquist

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

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Michael Kupperman

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

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Book Details

ISBN:
9780064407670
Publication Date:
August 25, 1999
ASIN/ISBN 10:
0064407675

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