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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children: Book by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children

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ISBN: 9781594746031    Publisher: Random House Year of publishing: 2013     Format:  Paperback No of Pages: 368        Language: English
A haunting YA fantasy novel set on a mysterious Welsh island, eerily illustrated with vintage and contemporary photographs.

Creepy mash-up of a spine-tingling narrative, creepy staged photographs, and real...Read more
A haunting YA fantasy novel set on a mysterious Welsh island, eerily illustrated with vintage and contemporary photographs.

Creepy mash-up of a spine-tingling narrative, creepy staged photographs, and real historical photographs of creepy-looking 19th-century children
Gorgeous upmarket late-Victorian design
The hardcover spent more than 1 year on the NYT bestseller list (including several weeks at 1). More than 950,000 sold.
Author has a loyal and growing fan base.
Awards include PSLA's Young Adult Top 40 list pick, Nominated for the IPBA's Benjamin Franklin Award, Finalist for the California Book Award, Nominated as a top five finalist for the Locus Award, Nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012, Nominated for Read Kiddo Read's 2012 Kiddo Award, Nominated for a 2012 CYBILS Award in the Sci Fi/ Fantasy category, Shortlisted for the 2012 Crawford Award
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About the author: Ransom Riggs
Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children Los Angeles. Along the way he earned degrees from Kenyon College... Read more
Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children Los Angeles. Along the way he earned degrees from Kenyon College and the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, got married, and made some award-winning short films. He moonlights as a blogger and travel writer, and his series of travel essays, Strange Geographies, can be found at mentalfloss.com or via ransomriggs.com. This is his first novel.
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Review:
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...Read more
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 Pop Candy" Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit"Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children." CNN 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 " Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story. Associated Press Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." McClatchy Wire Service It s an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters. "Publishers Weekly" An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of thepeculiar to his unusual tale. "Library Journal" His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. "Booklist" Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. "School Library Journal" Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney s"Time and Again," Rigg s first novel is enchanting highly recommended. "Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine" 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. "Popmatters.com" Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. "Cleveland Plain Dealer" 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. "Florida Times-Union" Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. "Forces of Geek" "From the Hardcover edition."
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