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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

By Ransom Riggs

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Format: Paperback, 382 pages
Other Information: Spot Black and White Photos Throughout
Published In: United States, 13 August 2013
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow - impossible though it seems - they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

About the Author

Ransom Riggs is the acclaimed director and screenwriter of the Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters viral video book trailer (named Best Book Trailer of the Year by Amazon.com!). He's also the author of Quirk's Sherlock Holmes Handbook. He is a screenwriter and filmmaker by trade. This is his first novel.

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-A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.---John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns -Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.---CNN -Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story.---Associated Press -I read all of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children books and I loved them.---Florence of Florence + The Machine -[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs.---USA Today Pop Candy -With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+---Entertainment Weekly -Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.---People -You'll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It's a mystery, and you'll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.---Seventeen -This peculiar parable is pure perfection.---Justine magazine -One of the coolest, creepiest YA books.---PopSugar -It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.---Publishers Weekly -An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale.---Library Journal -Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life.---Geeks of Doom -Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it.---Cleveland Plain Dealer -Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious.---Forces of Geek -Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm's than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale.---Florida Times-Union -In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise--a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful.- --PopMatters -A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love.---Romper

EAN: 9781594746031
ISBN: 1594746036
Publisher: Quirk Books
Dimensions: 20.57 x 12.95 x 2.29 centimetres (0.31 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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5 of 5 Stars! '

Quick delivery,grandson was very happy with the book,loved the story.

 

4 of 5 Stars! '

Easy read - very predictable story line.

 

5 of 5 Stars! '

My daughter 12yrs started reading this one night but thought it might be a little scary so started it again during the day one weekend.. Then she absolutely couldn't put it down. Loved every bit of it and couldn't wait to ready the next book on this weird but fascinating perculiar story.

 

4 of 5 Stars! '

Not my usual choice of reading.However I did find this book a bit hard to put down. Well written

 

5 of 5 Stars! '

I could hardly wait for this book to arrive and when it did I sat and read. GREAT BOOK!!I sat and read till it was finished and enjoyed it so much. Sent for the second book next day and am reading it now. Would recommend this book to any one especially if they like twists and turns. GREAT READ!!

 
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