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
Riggs follows his bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and its sequels with an enticing collection of what purports to be "peculiar" folklore, "passed down from generation to generation since time immemorial." Among the 10 tales ostensibly collected, edited, and annotated by Millard Nullings, a peculiar from the novels are "The Splendid Cannibals," which concerns a town where people can regrow the lost limbs they regularly sell to rich cannibals at premium prices; "Cocobolo," about a peculiar father and son in ancient China who turn into islands as they mature; and "The Pigeons of Saint Paul's," in which a peculiar named Wren makes a deal with London's pigeons in order to get his cathedral built. Arriving just in time for the fall release of the Miss Peregrine film, these tales, which often reference events in the earlier novels, are alternately droll, somber, and a bit horrific, and they're sure to appeal to fans of the series. Elegantly detailed engravings from Davidson open each story, setting the tone for the tale that follows. Ages 12 up. Author's agent: Jodi Reamer, Writers House.
Bought and Read in a Flick!
After having withdrawals from the time-looping novel the tales came like a sweet refreshment! I loved each story and was glad to be reminded of the last tale! I seriously can't wait for more. I literally jumped of happiness when I knew he was continuing the saga! 💕 Ransom Riggs!
Best book ever
This book reminds me of the sweet yet simple stories from my childhood and that we are never too old to imagine. Thank you for this gem! Loved it.