Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

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by Ransom Riggs
     
 

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When Jacob Portman was a boy, his grandfather regaled him with stories of his fantastic life at Miss Peregrine's home during the Second World War, even sharing photos of the remarkable children with whom he resided. As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir up his youthful imagination. Or were they...?

Overview

When Jacob Portman was a boy, his grandfather regaled him with stories of his fantastic life at Miss Peregrine's home during the Second World War, even sharing photos of the remarkable children with whom he resided. As Jacob grew up, though, he decided that these photos were obvious fakes, simple forgeries designed to stir up his youthful imagination. Or were they...?

Following his grandfather's death - a scene Jacob literally couldn't believe with his own eyes - the sixteen-year-old boy embarks on a mission to disentangle fact from fiction in his grandfather's tall tales. But even his grandfather's elaborate yarns couldn't prepare Jacob for the eccentricities he will discover at Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780316245289
Publisher:
Orbit
Publication date:
10/29/2013
Series:
Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children Series, #1
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
23,162
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida, where he spent his formative years making silly movies with his friends in their various backyards, snorkeling, and complaining about the heat. He studied English at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles. He makes films you can watch on his YouTube page: www.youtube.com/ransriggs. He enjoys traveling to exotic lands and complaining about the heat. He would like to thank you for reading this short biography.

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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was my first time reading a graphic novel and I loved every second of it! I read it in a few hours I couldn't put it down! Everything was just as I imagined it! Highly recommend!
FeatheredQuillBookReviews More than 1 year ago
For those readers who have not yet been exposed to the absolute beauty, eerie horror, and hauntingly stunning story that is, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, this book is not only an amazing gift, but it will also have one and all running back to the bookstore in order to purchase the ‘original’ book, not to mention the highly-anticipated sequel. This story by Ransom Riggs shot to the top in what seemed like moments after the book came out on the market. It was so different and so well-written, that a great many readers, authors, publishers - you name it - gasped when they read the words and saw the incredibly odd, haunting pictures that highlighted Riggs’ story. Miss Peregrine’s was a book that took the world by storm, because the story was beyond inventive. But it also made many believe that oddities which ARE out there in the world may just be true after all. Our own fears, from aliens crashing in Roswell to bilocation to the existence of real angels, demons and ghosts, have always been placed in the category of the ‘supernatural.’ And if any actual evidence or photos are located, they are simply passed off as fake, because it remains easier to deal with them if they’re chalked up as nothing more than a joke. In some ways, Ransom Riggs’ story changed the way people think. The tale followed Jacob Portman. This boy found himself on somewhat of a mission trying to unravel fact versus fiction in the stories that his grandfather told him regarding his own life during WWII, where he dwelled at Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, with some of the most amazing kids imaginable. Jacob sees pictures of these children - some with supposed ‘gifts’ that Jacob feels could not possibly be real. He sees some things as nothing more than a product of his grandfather’s imagination until…Jacob sees with his own eyes what Miss Peregrine’s is all about. A book feasted on by readers, is now a graphic novel that is truly a ‘feast’ for the eyes. Quill says: Do not miss out on entering the peculiar world of Miss Peregrine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great Book great story great pictures
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Huh, well I should have read the book first then this. Because while reading this, I wasn't sure what I was expecting. I can say that after reading the graphic novel, that I wasn't expecting that. Like the black and white switching to color in this, that actually fits and the art was drawn pretty good. Really want to read the second one.
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singmeasongPinoy 11 months ago
cant wait for the movie to be released this september
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would highly recommend this series to just about all ages. Might be a bit much for the little ones though.
PatsyZ More than 1 year ago
I just loved it. I sent both books, Mrs. Peregrine"s and Hollow City to my grand-daughter. Good read.
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All in all, this book was amazing! Except some details were left out, so if you plan on reading both the graphic novel and the actual book, I recommend reading the actual book first (other then that it was a great graphic novel for the book)!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Went perfect with story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The sad truth is that Ransom Riggs left his wife Abbi Russal who helped him get where he is, then he renounced Christianity and became a muslim by proclaiming to follow only Mohammed and Allah and Shariah...he does not drink beer or bacon anymore.  His book is filled with disgusting images of children. What a role model for Kenyon grads.