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Ransom Riggs - Author

About the Author

Ransom Riggs is the author of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk, 2011), a New York Times best seller with more than 2 million copies sold, as well as its best-selling sequel, Hollow City (Quirk, 2013). Translation rights have been sold to more than 25 territories worldwide. He lives in Santa Monica, California, with his wife.

 

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Featured books by Ransom Riggs

The Conference of the Birds Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

The Conference of the Birds Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/01/2020

This fifth book in the extraordinarily unique Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series will thrill aficionados of jauntily gothic fiction Delectably whimsical and irrefutably elegant, this fifth volume of Ransom Briggs’s Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series is an intoxicating feat of fantastical fiction. Tasked to undertake a mysterious, meandering mission by his dying grandfather, Jacob Portman must deliver a peculiar named Noor - the focus of an ancient apocalyptic prophecy - to a person known only as “V”. With little to work with and chaos waiting, courageous steps must be taken, which makes Jacob’s story piquant with stakes of the highest order. With a liberal peppering of authentic old photographs adding to the exuberantly eerie atmosphere, this fluttering marvel of the macabre is shot-through with endearing companionships and propelled by an urgent, noble need to save Peculiardom from doom.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/06/2016

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. Click here to see Tales of the Peculiar by the same author. Click below to view the trailer for the film adaptation of this book.

Library of Souls The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Library of Souls The Third Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/09/2015

Maxim Jakubowski November 2015 Highly Recommended. The final volume in the gripping saga of MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN both defies expectations and satisfies the reader's thirst for amazing tales of derring do, grotesque but wondrous imaginings and moving teenage relationships. The terrible battle against the peculiars wielded by the hollowgasts and whites reaches a conclusion in Devil's Acre, a Victorian London slum where treachery and extreme danger abound. Ingenious and made even more fascinating by the 'lost' photographs used by Riggs throughout to punctuate his tale. Bizarre and breathless and, again with a cast of unforgettable characters which Tim Burtons' forthcoming movie of the first volume will no doubt immortalise, this colourful and perilous world brought to life in spectacular, imaginative fashion is fantasy for people who don't normally read in the genre, and not a single wizard in sight! ~ Maxim Jakubowski

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/10/2017

A new set of stories from the world of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Now in paperback with a brand-new story: The Man who Bottled the Sun. In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts, and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned artist Andrew Davidson, this compelling, rich and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for fans - and for all lovers of great storytelling. Watch the movie, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by the visionary Tim Burton and starring Judi Dench, Eva Green and Samuel L Jackson. Praise for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: 'A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.' John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars

Other books by Ransom Riggs

The Desolations of Devil's Acre

The Desolations of Devil's Acre

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/02/2021

The fate of peculiardom hangs in the balance in this epic conclusion to the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. The last thing Jacob Portman saw before the world went dark was a terrible, familiar face. Suddenly, he and Noor are back in the place where everything began - his grandfather's house. Jacob doesn't know how they escaped from V's loop to find themselves in Florida. But he does know one thing for certain: Caul has returned. After a narrow getaway from a blood-thirsty hollow, Jacob and Noor reunite with Miss Peregrine and the peculiar children in Devil's Acre. The Acre is being plagued by desolations - weather fronts of ash and blood and bone - a terrible portent of Caul's amassing army. Risen from the Library of Souls and more powerful than ever, Caul and his apocalyptic agenda seem unstoppable. Only one hope remains - deliver Noor to the meeting place of the seven prophesied ones. If they can decipher its secret location. Jacob and his friends will face deadly enemies and race through history's most dangerous loops in this thrilling page-turner, the final adventure in the beloved Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. .................................................................................................................. Praise for the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series: 'The popularity of the Miss Peregrine's book series cannot be overstated' Entertainment Weekly 'Creepy in the best way possible' The Guardian 'Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' CNN 'A thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs' USA Today

The Conference of the Birds

The Conference of the Birds

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/01/2021

Return to the extraordinary world of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children . . . A fragile peace. An apocryphal warning. Chaos waiting in the heart of the storm. With his dying words, H - Jacob's final connection to his grandfather Abe's secret life - entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor, save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, time is running out. With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman's story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the newest installment of the beloved, #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. .................................................................................................................. Praise for the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series: 'The popularity of the Miss Peregrine's book series cannot be overstated' Entertainment Weekly 'Creepy in the best way possible' The Guardian 'Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' CNN 'A thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs' USA Today

A Map of Days

A Map of Days

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/10/2019

__________ Things have started to get quite . . . peculiar . . . Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida, where his story began. Joined by Miss Peregrine, Emma and their peculiar friends, life has become carefree. They spend days at the beach, and take part in 'normalling' lessons. But it's not meant to last. The discovery of Jacob's grandfather's subterranean bunker leads to clues about his double-life as a peculiar operative. Jacob begins to learn more about the dangerous legacy he's inherited, and the truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine's time loop. Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom - a world that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this darkly brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children, illustrated with haunting vintage photographs- in full colour. Praise for the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series: 'The popularity of the Miss Peregrine's book series cannot be overstated' Entertainment Weekly 'Creepy in the best way possible' The Guardian 'Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' CNN 'A thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs' USA Today

Die Legenden der besonderen Kinder

Die Legenden der besonderen Kinder

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 26/03/2018

Die langerwartete Ruckkehr in die Welt von Jacob, Emma und Miss Peregrine - SPIEGEL-Bestseller-Autor Ransom Riggs erzahlt in diesem Band mit einzigartigen Fantasy-Erzahlungen die wunderbaren, unheimlichen und herrlich skurrilen "e;Legenden der besonderen Kinder"e;Die Geschichte der ersten Ymbryne und der Entstehung der Zeitschleifen, die Sage vom Mdchen, dessen beste Freundin seine tote Schwester ist, oder das Mrchen vom Wald der besonderen Tiere - jedes besondere Kind kennt die berhmten Erzhlungen, die ber Generationen in aller Welt gesammelt wurden. Nun liegen die faszinierenden "e;Legenden der besonderen Kinder"e; endlich auch in schriftlicher Form vor - in hochwertiger Geschenk-Ausstattung mit zahlreichen IllustrationenEin Muss fr Fans der Bestseller-Reihe und der Verfilmung von Tim Burton - und ein atmosphrischer Einstieg fr alle, die die Welt der "e;besonderen Kinder"e; noch entdecken mchten.

Library of Souls

Library of Souls

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/04/2017

The New York Times #1 best-selling series. Like its predecessors, Library of Souls blends thrilling fantasy with never-before-published vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience. A boy with extraordinary powers. An army of deadly monsters. An epic battle for the future of peculiardom. The adventure that began with Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and continued in Hollow City comes to a thrilling conclusion with Library of Souls. As the story opens, sixteen-year-old Jacob discovers a powerful new ability, and soon he's diving through history to rescue his peculiar companions from a heavily guarded fortress. Accompanying Jacob on his journey are Emma Bloom, a girl with fire at her fingertips, and Addison MacHenry, a dog with a nose for sniffing out lost children. They'll travel from modern-day London to the labyrinthine alleys of Devil's Acre, the most wretched slum in all of Victorian England. It's a place where the fate of peculiar children everywhere will be decided once and for all.

Die Bibliothek der besonderen Kinder

Die Bibliothek der besonderen Kinder

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 26/10/2016

Der dritte Band der "e;Besonderen Kinder"e;-Trilogie von Ransom RiggsNachdem ihre Freunde von den feindlichen Wights entfhrt wurden, machen Jacob und Emma sich auf eine gefhrliche Suche, um sie und die gefangenen Ymbrynen - so nennen sich die Schutzpatroninnen besonderer Kinder - zu befreien. Die Spurt fhrt sie in die Zeitschleife Devil's Acre, wo der Abschaum der Gesellschaft der Besonderen lebt, und schlielich zur geheimen Festung der Wights. Dort decken sie ein noch greres Geheimnis auf: Caul, Miss Peregrines bser Bruder, will die sagenumwobene "e;Seelenbibliothek"e; Abaton finden und sich mithilfe der dort verborgenen Krfte zum Herrscher der Besonderenwelt aufzuschwingen. Und Jacob ist der Schlssel dazu

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 03/09/2016

A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton. Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiarthe collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loopsfirst introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series. Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe audio volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring narration by Simon Callow, this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.Read by Simon Callow, with Bruce Mann and Garrick Hagon ';[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder.' Financial Times ';With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.' GeekDad.comFrom the Compact Disc edition.

Miss Peregrine's Journal for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Journal for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Diary Release Date: 30/08/2016

Life is full of surprises. Things are rarely what they seem. We all have secret hidden talents. These are some of the lessons that Miss Peregrine's students learn, sometimes the hard way. You may not have an ymbryne as your guide, but now you can map your days, record your most peculiar thoughts, and bare your second soul in this beautifully designed journal that's right out of the world of the peculiars. Features vintage black-and-white photos and quotes from all three books in the best-selling Peculiar Children series. It's the perfect companion whether you're traveling peculiardom or caught in a loop.

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/10/2015

Together for the first time, here is the #1 New York Times best seller Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and its two sequels, Hollow City and the (newly released) Library of Souls. All three hardcovers are packaged in a beautifully designed slipcase. Also included: a special collector's envelope of twelve peculiar photographs, highlighting the most memorable moments of this extraordinary three-volume fantasy. MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN: A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in this groundbreaking novel, which mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling new kind of reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. HOLLOW CITY: September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them-but she's trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary adventure continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. LIBRARY OF SOULS: A boy, a girl, and a talking dog. They're all that stands between the sinister wights and the future of peculiar children everywhere. Jacob Portman ventures through history one last time to rescue the peculiar children from a heavily guarded fortress. He's joined by girlfriend and firestarter Emma Bloom, canine companion Addison MacHenry, and some very unexpected allies.

Library of Souls

Library of Souls

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 22/09/2015

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise bestseller of 2011-an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. This third novel in the series picks up where the action of Hollow City left off.Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They'll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever. Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be?This action-packed adventure features more than fifty all-new Peculiar photographs on a bonus PDF.

Hollow City

Hollow City

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 24/02/2015

This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises. Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight readers of all ages.

Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder

Die Stadt der besonderen Kinder

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 28/01/2015

Mit Muh und Not konnten Jakob und die besonderen Kinder aus der Zeitschleife, der Insel Cairnholm, vor ihren Feinden fliehen. Nun sind sie im England der 1940er Jahre gestrandet, immer noch verfolgt und ohne Beistand von Miss Peregrine, die sich nicht mehr in ihre Menschengestalt verwandeln kann. Um Miss Peregrine zu retten, brauchen die Kinder eine andere Magierin. Geruchteweise lebt eine in London, und so machen sie sich auf den gefahrlichen Weg in die zerbombte Stadt. Dort angekommen, finden sie schlielich Miss Wren und glauben schon, gerettet zu sein. Doch ausgerechnet hier, in ihrer vermeintlichen Zuflucht, erwartet sie der grote Verrat.

Hollow City

Hollow City

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 14/01/2014

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise bestseller of 2011-an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it "e;an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."e;This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine's island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other surprises.Complete with dozens of newly discovered (and thoroughly creepy) vintage photographs, this new adventure will delight fantasy readers of all ages.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 13/08/2013

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.   Click here to see Library of Souls by the same author.

Talking Pictures

Talking Pictures

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/09/2012

I'm absolutely fascinated by Ransom Riggs' [series] Talking Pictures - themed collections of found photographs that happen to have writing on them. Usually, there's just enough written to make each image more powerful, and leave you wanting more . (Boingboing.com). Growing up in South Florida - the land of junk stores, garage sales and big-tent flea markets - Ransom Riggs collected pictures of people he didn't know. Searching through endless dusty aisles of old stuffed animals, mismatched dishes, and needlepoint portraits, Riggs would find boxes of yellowing snapshots, discarded by old folks who had died or children who hadn't seen fit to save them. As hundreds of unknown faces from unknown locals stared back at him, Riggs found himself searching a particular kind of photograph - those with writing on the back or sides. Talking Pictures is a stunning collection of found images from the past-men, women, and children pulled from obscurity, posing for unknown cameraman. Yet, upon closer inspection, each image reveals something greater - an inscription that has the ability to open up a new world. In Talking Pictures Riggs shows us how a few scribbled lines can turn a blurry black-and-white snapshot of people who seem a million miles and a million years away into an intensely personal sliver of experience that anyone can relate to. Grouped into categories like Love and Marriage, Road Trip, Clowning Around, and The Dead, the images reveal secrets, express pain and longing, and capture moments of honesty like no other medium. With a single phrase, each haunting image becomes something not just to look at, but to listen to.

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Die Insel der besonderen Kinder

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Ebook Release Date: 02/11/2011

Ransom Riggs' Bestseller "e;Die Insel der besonderen Kinder"e; in der Filmausgabe zur Verfilmung von Tim BurtonManche Groeltern lesen ihren Enkeln Mrchen vor. Aber was Jacob von seinem Opa hrte, war etwas ganz anderes: Abraham erzhlte ihm von einer Insel, auf der abenteuerlustige Kinder mit besonderen Fhigkeiten leben, und von Monstern, die auf der Suche nach ihnen sind. Erst Jahre spter, als sein Grovater unter mysterisen Umstnden stirbt, erinnert Jacob sich wieder an die Schauergeschichten und entdeckt Hinweise darauf, dass es die Insel wirklich gibt. Er macht sich auf die Suche nach ihr und findet sich in einer Welt wieder, in der die Zeit stillsteht und er die ungewhnlichsten Freundschaften schliet, die man sich vorstellen kann. Doch auch die Ungeheuer sind hchst real - und sie sind ihm gefolgt

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