Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

eBook - 2016
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A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, now a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton .

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales .

Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar--the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops--first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.

A perfect gift, reminiscent of classic bookmaking, this beautifully packaged volume features full-page woodcut illustrations, gold foil stamping, a ribbon, and removable back sticker.

"[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder." -- Financial Times

"With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike." --GeekDad.com

From the Hardcover edition.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Young Readers Group, 2016.
ISBN: 9780399538551
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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Reviewed by Sarina: In this wonderfully written novel, they are stories of peculiar children from all over the world. You can learn about the secrets hidden within our world and the peculiars that live among us. You can learn about the legend of the Fork-Tongued Princess, The Nightmare Thief, or ... Read More »

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Dec 27, 2017

Accidentally Read this before The Hollow City (the second book in the series). It was actually really helpful for future plot points but not a necessary read. It was nice to have the history and it helped make me feel more invested in the last two books.

Dec 04, 2016

This novel includes serial short tales about some of the first peculiars. Wealthy cannibals, the first ymbryne, the girl who can tame nightmares and many more. Each tale is about a different peculiar and some problems that they run into living among normal people. I absolutely loved this book and it was nice to be able to get a little more of the peculiar world. You don't have to read the series beforehand either, so it’s a book that anyone can read. All of the tales are really well written and there wasn't any that I didn't enjoy reading. Would definitely recommend this book and the series that it goes with to others. Also the artwork before each tale is absolutely amazing! Rating 5 out 5 stars
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

Nov 13, 2016

This is a collection of 10 exceptionally good short stories even though they are a bit 'peculiar'. In fact, the first one, "The Splendid Cannibals", touches on the macabre. The segue into the Peculiar trilogy in "The Tale of Cuthbert" is well done as is the tie-in to an actual historical event in "The Boy Who Could Hold Back the Sea". I think anyone who likes Neil Gaiman's stories would like these whether they've read the Peculiar Children series or not.

Oct 29, 2016

I could't finish this. I thought the first book was great, the second ok and I didn't like the third. These short stories are OK for a 10 year old.

Oct 10, 2016

A nice switch of genre for me. If you loved fairy tales as a child you will certainly enjoy.

Sep 24, 2016

A companion to Ransom Riggs' other tales of the peculiars, this is a beautiful read. I was constantly amazed at the writer's imagination and ability to tell what will become a modern fairy tale of sorts. It's at times violent but in a Grimm Brothers way. Very enjoyable read.

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