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Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

On the New York Times -bestseller list for more than 52 consecutive weeks, this edition includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with Riggs. It's an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

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ISBN 9781594746031
Barcode 9781594746031
Published 15 July 2013 by Quirk Books
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Riggs, Ransom
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ISBN-13 9781594746031
ISBN-10 1594746036
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Quirk Books
Imprint Quirk Books
Publication Date 15 July 2013
International Publication Date 4 June 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Riggs, Ransom
Category Award Winning
Horror & Ghost Stories, Chillers
Science Fiction
Number of Pages 368
Dimensions Width: 132mm
Height: 206mm
Spine: 29mm
Weight 397g
Interest Age 13+ years
Reading Age 13+ years
Library of Congress Orphanages - Fiction - Wales, Photographs - Fiction, Supernatural, Wales, Grandfathers
NBS Text Young Adult Fiction
ONIX Text Young adult
Dewey Code 813.6
Catalogue Code 429367

Description of this Book

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. 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 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

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for California Young Reader Medal (Young Adult) 2016 -- Short-listed for Iowa Teen Award 2015
NZ Review This peculiar parable is pure perfection. -- Justine magazine <br> 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 <br> 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<br> <br> 'Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. -- People <br> [A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs. -- USA Today Pop Candy<br> <br> Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. --CNN <br> 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 <br> Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. --Associated Press <br> 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 <br> It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. -- Publishers Weekly <br> <br> 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 <br> His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. -- Booklist <br> Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. -- School Library Journal<br>
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

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 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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