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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children : Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Paperback

Published: 15th August 2016
For Ages: 14+ years old
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The #1 New York Times Best Seller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.

Since its publication in June 2011, this offbeat blend of supernatural fantasy and vintage pho­tography has dominated the YA best-seller lists. And with a Tim Burton adaptation arriving in 2016, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is poised to reach a whole new audience. When a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, he discovers the crumbling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

As Jacob explores the abandoned mansion, he wonders if the children who once lived here—including 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.

About the Author

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida, where he spent his formative years making silly movies with his friends in their various backyards, snorkeling, and complaining about the heat. He studied English at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He is married. He has a cat. He lives in Los Angeles. He enjoys traveling to exotic lands and complaining about the heat. He would like to thank you for reading this short biography.

"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 A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. John Green, New York Timesbest-selling author ofLooking for AlaskaandPaper Towns Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visitMiss 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 readall of the Miss Peregrine s Peculiar Children books andI loved them. Florence ofFlorence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy With itsX-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it s no wonderMiss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Childrenhas 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. Justinemagazine 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 thepeculiar to his unusual tale. Library Journal Miss Peregrine s Home For Peculiar Childrenis 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 Childrenis 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 Childrenis 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 Childrenis a book that both children and adults will love. Romper" We will always need stories like Miss Peregrine [because they] assure bullying victims that they are not experiencing some sort of strange paranoia, and also give the non-bullied an understanding as to why someone new among them may be skittish. Den of Geek! I readall of the MISS PEREGRINE S PECULIAR CHILDREN books andI loved them. Florence ofFlorence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy 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 visitMiss 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 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 thepeculiar to his unusual tale. Library Journal His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. Booklist Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. School Library Journal 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 one of the coolest, creepiest YA books PopSugar a remarkable novel . fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics . Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word. Zimbio.com Miss Peregrine s Home For Peculiar Childrenis 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 Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis 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 Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. Cleveland Plain Dealer In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Childrenis 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.com Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. Forces of Geek A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis a book that both children and adults will love. Romper a thrilling adventure full of fascinating photographs Colchester Sun a thrill ride. Marshall Independent "This peculiar parable is pure perfection." Justine magazine Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney sTime and Again, Rigg s first novel is enchanting highly recommended. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." McClatchy Wire Service From the Hardcover edition." I readall of the MISS PEREGRINE S PECULIAR CHILDREN books andI loved them. Florence ofFlorence + The Machine [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy 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 visitMiss 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 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 thepeculiar to his unusual tale. Library Journal His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. Booklist Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. School Library Journal 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 one of the coolest, creepiest YA books PopSugar a remarkable novel . fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics . Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word. Zimbio.com Miss Peregrine s Home For Peculiar Childrenis 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 Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis 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 Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. Cleveland Plain Dealer In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Childrenis 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.com Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. Forces of Geek A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis a book that both children and adults will love. Romper a thrilling adventure full of fascinating photographs Colchester Sun a thrill ride. Marshall Independent "This peculiar parable is pure perfection." Justine magazine Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney sTime and Again, Rigg s first novel is enchanting highly recommended. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." McClatchy Wire Service From the Hardcover edition." Yes, J.K. Rowling has said "Harry Potter" is done, but take heart. There are other books that might solve your need for more magic "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" is a magical option for saddened Potter fans. CNN Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Childrenby Ransom Riggs is a great example of a book filled with strange, unexplained events and uncertain endings. Batavia Daily News The novel is full of adventure and suspense, supernatural surprises, and a bit of magic, but it is all wrapped up in a gripping story of a modern teen, trying to come to terms with his family history and his own place in the world. I loved every minute Before It s News A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis a book that both children and adults will love. Romper one of the coolest, creepiest YA books PopSugar a thrilling adventure full of fascinating photographs Colchester Sun a remarkable novel . fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics . Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word. Zimbio.com a thrill ride. Marshall Independent Miss Peregrine s Home For Peculiar Childrenis 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 "This peculiar parable is pure perfection." Justine magazine 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 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 [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. USA Today Pop Candy Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visitMiss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children. CNN 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 Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. Associated Press Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." McClatchy Wire Service 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 thepeculiar to his unusual tale. Library Journal His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. Booklist Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. School Library Journal Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney sTime and Again, Rigg s first novel is enchanting highly recommended. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Childrenis 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.com Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. Cleveland Plain Dealer Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenis 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 Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. Forces of Geek From the Hardcover edition."

ISBN: 9781594749025
ISBN-10: 1594749027
Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children
Audience: Children
For Ages: 14+ years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 15th August 2016
Publisher: Quirk Books
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.6 x 13.4  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Type: Media tie-in