Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (Hardcover)

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The #1New York TimesBest Seller is soon to be a major motion picture from visionary director Tim Burton, starring Eva Green, Asa Butterfield, EllaPurnell, Samuel L. Jackson, and Judi Dench.

A mysterious island.
An abandoned orphanage.
A strange collection of very curious photographs.
It all waits to be discovered inMiss 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 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 somehow impossible though it seems they may still be alive. A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenwill delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story. John Green, New York Timesbest-selling author ofThe Fault in Our Stars

With itsX-Men: First Class-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonderMiss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Childrenhas been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+ Entertainment Weekly

Peculiar doesn t even begin to cover it. Riggs chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies. People

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

About the Author


Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children Los Angeles. Along the way he earned degrees from Kenyon College and the University of Southern California s School of Cinema-Television, got married, and made some award-winning short films. He moonlights as a blogger and travel writer, and his series of travel essays, "Strange Geographies," can be found at mentalfloss.com or via ransomriggs.com. This is his first novel."
Product Details
ISBN: 9781594744761
ISBN-10: 1594744769
Publisher: Quirk Books
Publication Date: June 7th, 2011
Pages: 348
Language: English