Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: Book 1)


Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children: Book 1) Children's Specials

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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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  • Look for the Wights of Their Eyes

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    A mindboggling story of wonder and cruelty, this fabulous tale is an inseparable mesh of prose and pictures. Old photographs gathered from thousands of sources provide the backdrop for a story of incredible children born with bizarre abilities who exist in a bubble of time that endlessly repeats itself. Mr. Riggs shows the perils and delights of a never-ending day and eternal paradise; his children are happy to be safe but chafe at the restrictions of never venturing outside their loop. They face the constant threat of boredom without the release of insanity. So, as with any proper storyteller, Mr. Riggs brings them not just one but two outsiders to break the glass of their little fishbowl. This is the heart of any drama—a random element that shatters a person’s enclosed world and forces them out of their complacent life. This works both ways as young Jacob is jolted out of his mundane life by the tragic murder of someone very dear to his heart. The story is breathlessly compelling, filled with the thrill of the peculiar children and the unnatural dangers that threaten them as well as the crisp writing about the “normals” who are unaware of their existence. The photographs are delightful and/or disturbing; it’s a surprise to learn that they’re real instead of being Photoshopped images. Mr. Riggs has used them to create one of the most original and eldritch stories I have ever read. I eagerly look forward to getting my hands on the sequel.

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