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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine Series, Book 1
The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is in theaters September 2016.
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
The movie adaptation of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is in theaters September 2016.
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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  • Lexile:
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  • Interest Level:
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  • Text Difficulty:
    4 - 5

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  • Ransom Riggs lives in Los Angeles.

Reviews-
  • DOGO Books shapla - Don't you just love the kinds of books that create a movie in your mind? "Miss Peregrines home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs is definitely one of those books! This book takes place during world war ll, at miss peregrines home. A boy named Jacob was only a kid when his grandfather told him stories about the children, Jacob didn't believe him though he thought they were fairy tales even after he saw photographs. His parents had convinced him that it was all made up. Jacob's dad never really connected with the grandfather because he was never home when Jacob's dad was a kid. His aunt and father though that there might be another girl. Jacob works at a store that runs in the family, that was his future...Until his grandfather has a major breakdown and ends up dying. His last words were "September third, 1940." Jacob was so impacted by his grandfather's death he has to see a psychiatrist. Dr. Golan was his name, he was also the antagonist in the story, read the book to find out why! The protagonist is Jacob because he is the main character and doesn't give up until he gets answers. After a while of nightmares about the death of his grandfather and seeing Dr golan, Jacob finds a letter. The letter was from miss Peregrine. Jacob does so much searching until he comes to a conclusion (with the help of golan) to go to the island of where the house was to find miss Peregrine and get some answers. Are the children real? Is miss peregrine even real? Read this weird yet exciting book to find out, I highly recommend it!
  • Geeks of Doom "Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is 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."
  • Justine magazine "This peculiar parable is pure perfection."
  • John Green, New York Times best-selling author ofLooking for Alaska and Paper Towns "A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story."
  • Entertainment Weekly "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+"
  • People "'Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies."
  • USA Today Pop Candy "[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs."
  • Seventeen "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."
  • Associated Press "Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story."
  • McClatchy Wire Service "Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."
  • Booklist "His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters."
  • School Library Journal "Readers will find this book unique and intriguing."
  • Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine "Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney's Time and Again, Rigg's first novel is enchanting...highly recommended."
  • Popmatters.com "In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise--a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful."
  • Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it."
  • Florida Times-Union "Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm's than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale."
  • Forces of Geek "Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious."
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