Nominated by:

Newfoundland & Labrador Public Libraries, Gander, Canada

Publisher of nominated edition:

Quirk Books, USA

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Ransom Riggs    

2013 Longlist

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.

(From Publisher)

About the Author

Ransom Riggs is a filmmaker, photographer, blogger and writer living in Los Angeles.

Librarian’s Comments

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an unforgettable novel with a dabble of science fiction and vintage photography. Takes place off the coast of Wales, and needless to say, the reader discovers the children were more than peculiar!

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