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ISBN13: 9781594746031
ISBN10: 1594746036
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A New York Times #1 best seller
On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks
Includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom Riggs

A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

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 were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted 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.

Review:

“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 The Fault in Our Stars

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“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.” Entertainment Weekly

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“‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.” People

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“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

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"[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs." USA Today, Pop Candy

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"Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." CNN

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"Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story."Associated Press

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"It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters." Publishers Weekly

Review:

"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

Review:

"His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters." Booklist

Review:

"Readers will find this book unique and intriguing." School Library Journal

About the Author

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children — Los Angeles. Along the way he earned degrees from Kenyon College and the University of Southern California’s School of Cinema-Television, got married, and made some award-winning short films. He moonlights as a blogger and travel writer, and his series of travel essays, Strange Geographies, can be found at mentalfloss.com or via ransomriggs.com. This is his first novel.

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Elyse Miller, December 13, 2014 (view all comments by Elyse Miller)
I was amazed how much I enjoyed this book! The narration is so natural, and has an easy flow that transitions well. The diction is also well done, and really makes the story, and its characters, come to life. Together, they give the book such a unique quality that's hard to compare. Throughout the entire text, I felt like I was actually watching the events unfold right in front of me. The artwork added was beautifully done. Each piece was obviously given the same attention as the one before it. It gives a nice guide to the imagery where words cannot, and helped to keep my vision more in sync with the authors. I loved the story line, and the excitement of it all. The plot unfolded easily, and had me reading "just one more chapter" to see what happened next. The children are each wonderfully entertaining in their own peculiar ways. I can't wait to see where their endeavor leads them, and what's to become of it all!
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Rachel Coker, August 13, 2013 (view all comments by Rachel Coker)
This was a delicious, quick summer read for me. Despite some challenging themes (primarily a Holocaust allegory, but also mental illness) the book really is a coming-of-age story with a strong plot and unique characters. Liberal doses of time travel and magical realism propel the action in directions that will surprise you. The story has a wonderful cinematic quality, and the author makes creative use of the antique photographs that are sprinkled throughout. Highly recommended!
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Ashley-Ann, July 16, 2013 (view all comments by Ashley-Ann)
In the most simplistic(and completely spoiler free) of descriptions this is a story of a young boy discovering the world of his grandfather's secrets.

I honestly didn't know what to expect when I first started this book and found myself extremely surprised at how quickly it captured my interest. This is an outstanding debut novel.

Let me start with the most peculiar part of the novel, the photographs. The use of photographs was unlike anything I had ever come across while reading. They give the story more life and their use bring a closeness to the protagonist, different from any other experience I have encountered prior.

The story is wondrously fantastical and, yes, very cinematic. Every detail means something and when you are finished, you are left with a complete feeling (despite this being the first book of the series.)

There are a few story elements that keep me from fully getting lost in the story, elements I feel that just were not needed as of just yet. While they do bring it down a star for me, they should not deter you from reading it. I am still thoroughly awaiting the sequel.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781594746031
Author:
Riggs, Ransom
Publisher:
Quirk Books
Subject:
Horror & Ghost Stories
Subject:
Children s-Scary Stories
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.17 x 5.2 x 0.9 in 1.08 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 368 pages Quirk Books - English 9781594746031 Reviews:
"Review" by , “A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , “‘Peculiar’ doesn’t even begin to cover it. Riggs’ chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.”
"Review" by , “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.”
"Review" by , "[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs."
"Review" by , "Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."
"Review" by , "Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story."
"Review" by , "It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."
"Review" by , "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."
"Review" by , "His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters."
"Review" by , "Readers will find this book unique and intriguing."
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