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Tales of the peculiar / by Millard Nullings ; illustrated by Andrew Davidson.

Riggs, Ransom, author. (Author). Davidson, Andrew, 1958- illustrator. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Splendid cannibals. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Fork-tongued princess. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): First ymbryne. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Woman who befriended ghosts. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Cocobolo. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Pigeons of Saint Paul's. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Girl who could tame nightmares. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Locust. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Boy who could hold back the sea. (Added Author). Riggs, Ransom. Container of (work): Tale of Cuthbert. (Added Author).
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Available copies

  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library Y RIG (Text) 33500012405452 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library Y RIG (Text) 33500012405445 New Checked out 08/07/2017
Thief River Falls Public Library ya RIG (Text) 35500005807068 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399538537 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0399538534 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Children's Books, [2016]

Content descriptions

General Note: Statement of responsibility erroneous, actual author is Ransom Riggs.
"Syndrigast Publications."
Formatted Contents Note: The splendid cannibals -- The fork-tongued princess -- The first ymbryne -- The woman who befriended ghosts -- Cocobolo -- The pigeons of Saint Paul's -- The girl who could tame nightmares -- The locust -- The boy who could hold back the sea -- The tale of Cuthbert.
Summary, etc.: Presents an illustrated edition of the fantastical book featured in the Miss Peregrine series that includes unusual fairy tales about wealthy cannibals, a fork-tongued princess, and the origins of the first ymbryne.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 August #1
    Fans of Riggs' Miss Peregrine series will delight over this slender companion book of peculiar folklore, as will neophytes. Much as J. K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) did for the Harry Potter series, these stories enhance the mythology Riggs has created around "peculiardom" rather than forward the series' plot. Curated and annotated by Millard Nullings—an invisible scholar whom Miss Peregrine readers will know well—are 10 tales, ranging from explanatory, such as "The Pigeons of St. Paul's," which accounts for the Great Fire of London and why pigeons call the cathedral home, to cautionary, as in "The Splendid Cannibals," which gives new meaning to something being worth an arm and a leg. Adhering to fairy-tale tradition, most of the stories offer a lesson couched within a fascinating, and frequently dark, account of a princess, ghost, giant, or shape-shifter (though "The First Ymbryne" uniquely offers a snippet of peculiar history). Each tale is preceded by an exquisite woodcut illustration by Davidson, full of intricate detail, making this a lovely complement to the series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Giant Miss Peregrine displays are popping up in theaters in preparation for the first book's movie release. This will only feed the peculiar frenzy. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children—Los Angeles. He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes. There's a nonzero chance he's in your house right now, watching you from underneath the bed. (Go ahead and check. We'll wait.) If not, you can find him on Twitter @ransomriggs.

Andrew Davidson graduated from the Royal College of Art with a Masters in Graphic Design. Davidson has worked as an illustrator in a number of different disciplines, but craft and design have always been the cornerstones of his work. His varied career has included wood engravings for The Iron Man byTed Hughes, more than twelve sets of stamps for The Royal Mail, and the glass etched doors for the Centre Court at Wimbledon. He is married to his wife Julia, and has two sons, Lewis and Hugh.

Subject: Cannibalism > Juvenile fiction.
Princesses > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Fairy tales.
Short stories.
Young adult fiction.

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