The reptile room
Part of the A Series of Unfortunate Events series
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
There is nothing to be found in the pages of A Series of Unfortunate Events but misery and despair.
You still have time to choose another international best-seller to read.
But if you must know what unpleasantries befall the charming and clever Baudelaire children read on...In The Reptile Room the siblings endure a car accident, a terrible smell, a deadly serpent, a long knife, a brass reading lamp, and the re-appearance of a person they'd hoped never to see again.
With 5 million copies sold in the UK alone, one might consider Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events to make him one of the most successful children's authors of the past decade.
We, however, consider these miserable so-called adventure stories and the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey that accompanied the books for children as nothing more than a dreadful mistake.