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.
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.
'Miss Peregrine s Home For Peculiar Childrenis a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life.' Geeks of Doom
'This peculiar parable is pure perfection. Justine magazine 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
'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
'[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs.' USA Today
Publication date: 13/08/2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
|Publication date:||13th August 2013|
|Categories:||Horror & ghost stories, chillers (Children's / Teenage),|
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. Author photo © Tahereh MafiMore About Ransom Riggs