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Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

(Book #0 in the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series)

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Book Overview: Tales of the Peculiar

A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, now a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales.

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar--the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops--first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.

A perfect gift, reminiscent of classic bookmaking, this beautifully packaged volume features full-page woodcut illustrations, gold foil stamping, a ribbon, and removable back sticker.

"[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder." -- Financial Times

"With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike." --GeekDad.com

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"There is a poetic, timeless morality to these tales, like classic fables, but they all have a modern sensibility, a mischievous darkness and an understanding of what it feels like to be young." -- New York Times Book Review

"[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder." -- Financial Times

Praise for the #1 Bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series:
A New York Times Bestseller
A USA Today Bestseller
A Wall Street Journal Bestseller

"A visually rich literary experience." - New York Times Book Review

"Boy, can Ransom Riggs tell a story." --NPR.org

"Chilling, wondrous." - People

"David Lynchian imagery, and rich eerie detail." -Entertainment Weekly

"[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs." -USA Today

"Weirdly wonderful characters." -io9

"A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story." -John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars

Ransom Riggs is a renowned American author and filmmaker renowned globally for his bestselling series, "Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children." Born in Maryland in 1980, Riggs grew up with an insatiable appetite for literature and storytelling that would ultimately shape his career. He graduated from Kenyon College with a degree in English literature and later received an MFA in film production from the prestigious University of Southern California. Riggs' interest in vintage photographs and urban exploration played a significant role in his inventive writing style, demonstrated by the vivid, fantastical, and peculiar universes he conjures. His debut novel, "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children," was an immediate success, reaching The New York Times bestseller list and later adapting into a successful film directed by Tim Burton. Today, Ransom Riggs continues to mesmerize his readers with his unique blend of the surreal and the familiar, drawing on the magic in the everyday to create compelling narratives. The enduring appeal of his work has solidified his reputation as a master of imaginative fiction, making him a definitive staple in contemporary literature. Riggs currently resides in Los Angeles, California, with his wife, fellow author Tahereh Mafi, living an epicurean life filled with creativity, adventure, and bookish wonders.

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