The Reptile Room: A Series of Unfortunate Events, Book the Second by Lemony Snicket, illustration by Brett Helquist, Harper Collins Publisher, New York, 1999.
This book continue the tragic story of our three orphans. In this case, they are taken in by a kind guardian, Uncle Monty, who studies snakes. He has collected snakes from all over the world. Everything goes well until he hires a new assistant. However the new assistant is actually Count Olaf. The orphans have a terrible time convincing anyone of his identity, and then it is too late, Uncle Monte dies from an apparent snake bite, and the assistant (Olaf) is in a rush to take the orphans on a trip to Peru, where he can get their money and dispose of the kids. Will no one come to their rescue, or if not how can the three siblings make thing right? I am having great fun with this series, and with the personalities of the three children.
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