Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children / by Ransom Riggs.

By: Riggs, Ransom [author.]
Material type: TextTextSeries: Riggs, Ransom, Miss Peregrine's peculiar children: book 1.Publisher: Philadelphia, Penn. : Quirk Books, c2011Description: 352 p. : ill. ; 21 cmISBN: 9781594744761 ; 9781594746062; 9781594745133Subject(s): Orphanages -- Teen fiction | Islands -- Teen fictionGenre/Form: Horror tales. | Fantasy fiction. | Detective and mystery stories. | Young adult fiction. Summary: "A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine{u2019}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{u2019}s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here{u2014}one of whom was his own grandfather{u2014}were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow{u2014}impossible though it seems{u2014}they may still be alive"--Publisher's description.
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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{u2019}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{u2019}s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here{u2014}one of whom was his own grandfather{u2014}were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow{u2014}impossible though it seems{u2014}they may still be alive"--Publisher's description.

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Comment by Kath
15/11/2016

This is a remarkable story and not just for YA!

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