Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

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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
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Children's Books, an impirnt of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
ISBN: 9780399538537
0399538534
Branch Call Number: Y Fic
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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Tales of the Peculiar Are you a fan of the Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children series?  How about the recent movie adaptation?  If so, Tales of the Peculiar should be right up your alley!  It is a compilation of short (peculiar) stories put together by the character, Millard Nullings.  It even includes the origin of the peculiar like Miss Peregrine herself, the ymbrynes! There's a l… (more)


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TEENREVIEWBOARD
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

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wandalynn
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.

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randalljay
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.

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Einer2
Oct 10, 2016

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

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pattyloucor67
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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