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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Written by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
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Category: Juvenile Fiction - Horror & Ghost Stories; Juvenile Fiction - Science Fiction, Fantasy, Magic
Imprint: Quirk Books
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: June 2013
Price: $10.99
Can. Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-1-59474-603-1 (1-59474-603-6)
Pages: 384
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.



 
Nominated for YALSA's Best Fiction for Young Adults 2012
Nominated for the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award Program for 2013-2014


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 Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns

“‘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

“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 the peculiar 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





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