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Miss Peregrine's home for peculiar children #1 : the graphic novel / story by Ransom Riggs ; art by Cassandra Jean.

Riggs, Ransom. (Author). Cassandra Jean. (Illustrator).
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  • 2 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Halstad LINK Site Y G RIG (Text) 33500011824307 Main Available -
McIntosh Public Library Y G RIG (Text) 33500011824299 Main Available -

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  • ISBN: 9780316245289
  • ISBN: 0316245283
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Yen Press, 2013.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "A horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob on a journey 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" -- from publisher's web site.
Target Audience Note: T for teen

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 February #1
    A graphic adaptation of Riggs's popular crossover novel might seem like a strange prospect since the original is already illustrated with the odd, antique photos that inspired Riggs' unusual tale. But Jean (Beautiful Creatures, 2013) doesn't try to overshadow the pictures with her artwork, instead seamlessly blending them in. At first readers will find those photos as fake as 16-year-old Jacob does, believing them to be nothing more than false memories that helped his grandfather survive WWII. But when monsters prove to be real and kill Jacob's grandfather, the boy must flee to an island off the coast of Wales to find the "peculiar" children who sheltered his grandfather, who will help Jacob learn who he is, and who he will, in the end, have to save from the monsters. Jean's scratchy black-and-white line drawings perfectly detail Jacob's mundane life until he discovers the island's secrets and color comes winging in. The luminous art brings the heart of Riggs' story to life—albeit at the expense of some character development—and should leave readers eager for the next installment. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

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: He enjoys traveling to exotic lands and complaining about the heat. He would like to thank you for reading this short biography.

Subject: Orphanages > Juvenile fiction.
Islands > Juvenile fiction.
Time travel > Juvenile fiction.
Orphanages > Fiction.
Islands > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Mystery fiction.
Search Results Showing Item 8 of 19 Preferred library: Lake Agassiz Regional Library?

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