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Tales of the Peculiar

Written by Ransom Riggs

Key Stage 4 Fantasy / Magical

LoveReading View on Tales of the Peculiar

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

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Tales of the Peculiar Synopsis

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

Tales of the Peculiar Press Reviews

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

[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

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141373409
Publication date: 6th September 2016
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Year Groups: Key Stage 4
Topics: Fantasy / Magical, Gritty Reads

About Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida. His hobbies include wreck diving and collecting vintage photography. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi.

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