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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

ISBN-10: 1594746036

ISBN-13: 9781594746031

Edition: 2013

Authors: Ransom Riggs

List price: $19.99
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A New York Times #1 best seller and#160; On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks and#160; Includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom Riggs and#160; A mysterious island.and#8232;and#8232; and#160; An abandoned orphanage.and#8232;and#8232; and#160; A strange collection of very curious photographs.and#8232;and#8232; and#160; It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrineandrsquo;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 Peregrineandrsquo;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 somehowandmdash;impossible though it seemsandmdash;they may still be alive. and#8232;and#8232;A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrineandrsquo;s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows. and#160; andldquo;A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story.andrdquo;andmdash;John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars and#160; andldquo;With its X-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, itandrsquo;s no wonder Miss Peregrineandrsquo;s Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+andrdquo;andmdash;Entertainment Weekly and#160; andldquo;andlsquo;Peculiarandrsquo; doesnandrsquo;t even begin to cover it. Riggsandrsquo; chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies.andrdquo;andmdash;People and#160; andldquo;Youandrsquo;ll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. Itandrsquo;s a mystery, and youandrsquo;ll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself.andrdquo;andmdash;Seventeen
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication date: 7/15/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Ransom Riggs is a writer and filmmaker. He attended the Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida. He studied English literature at Kenyon College and studied film at the University of Southern California. His work on short films for the Internet and blogging for Mental Floss magazine got him a job writing The Sherlock Holmes Handbook which was released as a tie-in to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film. Riggs had collected curious vernacular photographs and approached his publisher, Quirk Books, about using some of them in a picture book. On the suggestion of an editor, Riggs used the photographs as a guide from which to put together a narrative.The resulting book was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which made The New York Times Best Seller list. One of his other books inspired by old photographs entitled Taking Pictures was published in 2012. The sequel Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss, Peregrime's Children also made The New York Times Best Seller List.