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

By: Riggs, Ransom [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Riggs, Ransom, Miss Peregrine's peculiar children: book 1.Publisher: Philadelphia, Penn. : Quirk Books, c2011Description: 352 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781594744761 ; 9781594746062; 9781594745133.Subject(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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Teen Fiction Hāwera LibraryPlus
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Teen Fiction RIGG (Browse shelf) Available i2118142
Teen Fiction Stratford
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Teen Fiction RIG (Browse shelf) Checked out 03/07/2019 A00734286
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Read the #1 New York Times best-selling series before it continues in A Map of Days. <br> <br> A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. 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 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 Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.<br> <br> "A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story."--John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars <br> <br> "With its X-Men: First Class -meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+"-- Entertainment Weekly <br> <br> "'Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies."-- People <br> <br> "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

"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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Library Journal Review

Sixteen-year-old Jacob Portman no longer believes the stories his grandfather told him when he was a little boy. These are obviously fairy tales about children with mysterious abilities, such as a girl who could levitate and a boy with bees inside him, and not real memories from his grandfather's childhood. Grandpa's sepia-toned photographs of his strange friends also seem fake to Jacob. However, when he gets a chance to visit the island where the stories took place, he can't resist delving into his grandfather's past. Could these odd children really have existed? VERDICT An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Suitable for both adults and a YA audience. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale.-Laurel Bliss, San Diego State Univ. Lib. (c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.
Comment by Kath
15/11/2016

This is a remarkable story and not just for YA!

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