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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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A Map of Days Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

A Map of Days Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2018

Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normalling lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery - a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob's grandfather, Abe. Clues to Abe's double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited - 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 with few ymbrynes, or rules - that none of them understand. New wonders, and dangers, await in this brilliant next chapter for Miss Peregrine's peculiar children. Their story is again fully illustrated by haunting vintage photographs, but with a striking addition for this all-new, multi-era American adventure - full colour.

A Map of Days Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

A Map of Days Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2018

__________ 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.

Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2017

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

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: Hardback Release Date: 29/08/2016

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.

Hollow City: The Graphic Novel The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Hollow City: The Graphic Novel The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs, Cassandra Jean Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 12/07/2016

After fleeing an army of terrible monsters, Jacob Portman and his peculiar friends find themselves lost at sea, but the only person who might be able to get them ashore safely, their illustrious headmistress Miss Peregrine, is stuck in the form of a bird! Hoping to find a way to get Miss Peregrine back to normal--or as normal as a peculiar can get--the children journey to London. But no matter where they go, trouble lurks after them... Cassandra Jean's evocative visuals once again work seamlessly with Hollow City's vintage photographs and Ransom Rigg's twisting fantasy narrative to make for a wholly immersive reading experience for fans of the original novels, fans graphic novels, and fans of reading great stories alike!

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2015

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.

Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Miss Peregrines Peculiar Children Boxed Set

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/11/2015

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.

Library Of Souls

Library Of Souls

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/2015

The Peculiar Children are back in the third instalment in the bestselling series of YA novels by Ransom Riggs. Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose, and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, it's up to Jacob Portman to channel his newfound abilities and defeat Caul before he loses his friends--and their world--forever. This action-packed adventure features all-new Peculiar photographs from times and places all over the world.

Hollow City

Hollow City

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/02/2015

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: Hardback Release Date: 17/01/2014

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.

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.

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: The Graphic Novel

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/10/2013

A beautiful and powerful graphic-novel adaptation of Ransom Riggs' No. 1 New York Times bestselling novel, MISS PEREGRINE'S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. 'Cassandra Jean's beautiful images are so close to what I imagined while I was writing Miss Peregrine, I'm afraid she may have discovered a portal to the inside of my brain' Ransom Riggs A journey that will change him for ever. Desperate to uncover the truth about his grandfather's death, sixteen-year-old Jacob sets out on a life-altering quest. Arriving on a remote island off the coast of Wales, he hopes to revisit the past his grandfather left far behind, at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. As he meets its inhabitants, and the truth about them is gradually revealed, everything Jacob thought he knew is challenged. And though what he finds at first seems impossible, it is only in seeing it that it can be believed. So step inside, and see for yourself...

Talking Pictures Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

Talking Pictures Images and Messages Rescued from the Past

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

With the candid quirkiness of Awkward Family Photos and the confessional intimacy of PostSecret, Ransom Riggs's Talking Pictures is a haunting collection of antique found photographs-with evocative inscriptions that bring these lost personal moments to life-from the author of the New York Times bestselling illustrated novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Each image in Talking Pictures reveals a singular, frozen moment in a person's life, be it joyful, quiet, or steeped in sorrow. Yet the book's unique depth comes from the writing accompanying each photo: as with the caption revealing how one seemingly random snapshot of a dancing couple captured the first dance of their 40-year marriage, each successive inscription shines like a flashbulb illuminating a photograph's particular context and lighting up our connection to the past.

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

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: eBook Release Date: 07/06/2011

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 makes for a thrilling listening 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 somehowimpossible though it seemsthey may still be alive.A spine-tingling fantasy, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.Includes a bonus PDF of photographs and letters from the book

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/06/2011

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. 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 who once lived here - one of whom was 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. 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.

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

The Sherlock Holmes Handbook

Author: Ransom Riggs Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/08/2009

The first Sherlock Holmes adventure appeared in 1888, but today the detective is more popular than ever-witness the upcoming release of Sherlock Holmes , starring Robert Downey Jr. as the legendary Victorian sleuth and Jude Law as his faithful chronicler, Dr. John H. Watson. For readers who dream of solving crimes in turn-of-the-century London, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook features skills that every would-be sleuth should know: How to Use Deductive Reasoning, How to Analyze Fingerprints - Without Computers, How to Master a Dozen Disguises, How to Survive a Plunge over a Waterfall, and How to Fake Your Own Death. Readers will also discover a host of information about Holmes and his universe: How was the real Scotland Yard organized? Could people really buy cocaine over-the-counter back then? And why were the British so terrified of Australia? Packed with fascinating trivia, evocative illustrations, and a classic Victorian design, The Sherlock Holmes Handbook will appeal to 'Baker Street Irregulars' of all ages.

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