A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious 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.
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A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious 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 abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here - one of whom was his own grandfather - were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate 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 Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
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ke quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of thepeculiar to his unusual tale. "Library Journal" His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. "Booklist" Readers will find this book unique and intriguing. "School Library Journal" Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney s"Time and Again," Rigg s first novel is enchanting highly recommended. "Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine" In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, "Miss Peregrine s Home for Peculiar Children"is a pleasant surprise a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful. "Popmatters.com" Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it. "Cleveland Plain Dealer" Though technically a children's book, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children"is more Grimm's than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale. "Florida Times-Union" Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious. "Forces of Geek" "From the Hardcover edition.""