Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children [electronic resource] Ransom Riggs.
- ISBN: 9780307913029 (sound recording)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (8 audio files) : digital
- Edition: Unabridged.
- Publisher: New York : Random House Audio, 2011.
|General Note:|| Unabridged.
|Participant or Performer Note:|| Narrator: Jesse Bernstein.
|Summary, etc.:|| A mysterious island.An abandoned orphanage.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 makes for a thrilling listening 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 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.A spine-tingling fantasy, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
|Target Audience Note:|| Text Difficulty 7 - Text Difficulty 12
UG/Upper grades (9th-12)
5.7 ATOS Level
|System Details Note:|| Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 273437 KB).
- 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 lifeâalbeit at the expense of some character developmentâand should leave readers eager for the next installment. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2011 May #2
On the brink of his sixteenth birthday, something terrible happens to Jacobâsomething so terrible that it splits his life into two parts: Before and After. Before, he was an ordinary young man with a peculiar but doting grandfather. After, he discovers he isn't so ordinary after all. Nor are the "peculiar children" he meets at Miss Peregrine's home. Riggs' debut uses the framework of a horror novel to tell a more far-reaching tale with symbolic overtones of the Holocaust. Though the author's skill does not always match his ambitionâhis pacing is particularly unevenâhis premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters. The book is made even more intriguing by the inclusion of a number of period photographs that seem almost Victorian in character and that expand the oddness of the proceedings. An open ending suggests the possibility of a sequel. Copyright 2011 Booklist Reviews.
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