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The Conference of the Birds

Written by Ransom Riggs

Key Stage 4 Fantasy / Magical Horror & Ghost Stories

LoveReading View on The Conference of the Birds

This fifth book in the extraordinarily unique Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series will thrill aficionados of jauntily gothic fiction

Delectably whimsical and irrefutably elegant, this fifth volume of Ransom Briggs’s Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series is an intoxicating feat of fantastical fiction.

Tasked to undertake a mysterious, meandering mission by his dying grandfather, Jacob Portman must deliver a peculiar named Noor - the focus of an ancient apocalyptic prophecy - to a person known only as “V”. With little to work with and chaos waiting, courageous steps must be taken, which makes Jacob’s story piquant with stakes of the highest order.


With a liberal peppering of authentic old photographs adding to the exuberantly eerie atmosphere, this fluttering marvel of the macabre is shot-through with endearing companionships and propelled by an urgent, noble need to save Peculiardom from doom.

Joanne Owen

The Conference of the Birds Synopsis

Return to the extraordinary world of Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children . . .

A fragile peace. An apocryphal warning. Chaos waiting in the heart of the storm. With his dying words, H - Jacob's final connection to his grandfather Abe's secret life - entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly contacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor, save the future of all peculiardom. With only a few bewildering clues to follow, time is running out. With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman's story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the newest installment of the beloved, #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

The Conference of the Birds Press Reviews

Praise for the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series:

'The popularity of the Miss Peregrine's book series cannot be overstated' Entertainment Weekly

'Creepy in the best way possible' The Guardian

'Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children' CNN

'A thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs' USA Today

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241320587
Publication date: 14th January 2020
Author: Ransom Riggs
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 336 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 4
Topics: Fantasy / Magical, Horror & Ghost Stories

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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