Tales of the Peculiar
Written by Ransom Riggs
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Ransom Riggs’s spine-tingling fantasy novel Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is now a film directed by – who else? - Tim Burton, and this extremely handsome book purports to be a collection of favourite peculiar folktales. Anthologist Millard Nullings, himself a peculiar, exhorts readers to enjoy the Tales ‘before a crackling fire on a chilly night, ideally, a snoring grimbear at your feet’ which would indeed be the ideal setting for these curious, occasionally macabre but often gently comic stories of cannibals, shape shifters and other outsiders. Each story begins with a beautiful illustration by Andrew Davidson created from his wood engravings. You don't need to be a fan of the original series to enjoy this book, but Miss Peregrine devotees will find lots of references hidden in its pages. ~ Andrea Reece
Tales of the Peculiar by Ransom Riggs
A new set of stories from the world of Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
In this collection of fairy tales, Ransom Riggs invites you to uncover hidden legends of the peculiar world. A fork-tongued princess, a girl who talks to ghosts, and wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars are just a few of the characters whose stories will have you hooked. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned artist Andrew Davidson, this compelling, rich and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for fans - and for all lovers of great storytelling.
See the movie! Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, directed by the visionary Tim Burton and starring Judi Dench, Eva Green and Samuel L Jackson, will be released Summer 2016.
And keep up with the movie news @PeregrinesMovie
Praise for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children:
A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. John Green, author of The Fault in Our Stars
The novel is full of adventure and suspense, supernatural surprises, and a bit of magic, but it is all wrapped up in a gripping story of a modern teen, trying to come to terms with his family history and his own place in the world. I loved every minute Before It s News A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love. Romper one of the coolest, creepiest YA books PopSugar
a remarkable novel . fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics . Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word. Zimbio.com
a thrill ride. Marshall Independent
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
His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. Booklist
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