Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs @ransomriggs Review
Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Movie Tie-In Edition) (Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children)
by Ransom Riggs
The #1 New York Times Bestseller is now a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, Ella Purnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.
• Q&A with author Ransom Riggs
• Eight pages of color stills from the film
• Sneak preview of Hollow City, the next novel in the series
A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. A strange collection of peculiar 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 decaying bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that Miss Peregrine’s 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.
Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children -- Los Angeles. He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes. There's a nonzero chance he's in your house right now, watching you from underneath the bed. (Go ahead and check. We'll wait.) If not, you can find him on Twitter @ransomriggs.
I recevied a complimentary copy.
Cassandra's Review- By far one of the best stories ever. I found this author's imagination to be wild and creative, but to be able to write in the photos with this storyline is an amazing gift. I would love to own every book in the collection and truly hope that Ransom thinks up more books. I can not wait to see the movie and I hope it does the book justice. This is seriously great for any age elementary grade and up. The littler ones might get a bit scared or not understand.
Posted by Cassandra McCann