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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.

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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 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

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"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

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"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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Larena, July 18, 2015 (view all comments by Larena)
Contemporary and Historical Time-Travel Paranormal YA


Florida & Wales, England


Jacob is a sixteen-year-old that is set on a journey when a horrific family tragedy strikes. He goes to a remote island off the coast of Wales and discovers a crumbling ruin that was once Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. The more Jacob explores the abandoned bedrooms and hallways the more he finds that Miss Peregrine’s children were much more than just peculiar. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island as they might have been dangerous and where there for a very good reason. Even more impossible is the fact that they might actually still be alive.


This is a story that takes photographs and remarkable story telling to a level that makes for a book that will have readers eating it up. While there is a bit of a cliffhanger it still proves to be a story worth reading and will have readers eagerly getting the next book just to see what will happen next. The book is very different and with the photographs in it and it transports readers to another place. It will be interesting to see just where the journey of the books will take readers. While it is a young adult book adults will enjoy this one just as much as teens will. This one will also end up on many keeper shelves.

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amethystlindell, July 7, 2015 (view all comments by amethystlindell)
This book is about 15 year old Jacob.Ever since he was little his Grandfather has been telling him fantastic,mysterious stories about children he used to know with peculiar gifts.A story about a little girl who can float like a balloon,a girl who can make fire come out of her hands,and a boy who is invisible.He also tells about Monsters who were always after the peculiar children. This book I found instantly fascinating,I read the whole book in one day.The book addition is gorgeous! Amazing,thought provoking old photos through out the book.A beautiful silver cover over a red hardback book that says in golden letters under the paper cover, Alma Lefay Peregrine.This book would be great for a child/teen who enjoys scary stories,but not to scary like a horror novel.Just mysterious and a little spooky with a great story plot.Wonderful book,will on my favorite books shelf for years.Can't wait to read the sequel,Hollow City.:)
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Kacey, February 1, 2015 (view all comments by Kacey)
I'd been wanting to read this book ever since I first saw it in the bookstore. I was not disappointed! The story hooked me early on with the mysterious death of the main character's grandfather. The plot is quite creative and the villains are thoroughly creepy. The added touch of the antique photos really adds a new dimension, like a picture book for adults. Loved this book, can't wait to get my hands on the second one!
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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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