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Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine vol 1

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A New York Times No. 1 best seller
On the New York Times Best Seller List for more than 52 consecutive weeks
Includes an excerpt from the much-anticipated sequel and an interview with author Ransom Riggs
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 mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading 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 illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.
"A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story." - John Green, New York Times best-selling author of The Fault in Our Stars

"With its X-Men: First Class -meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+" - Entertainment Weekly

"'Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies." - People

"You'll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It's a mystery, and you'll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself." - Seventeen
Rezension
"I read all of the MISS PEREGRINE'S PECULIAR CHILDREN books and I loved them."-Florence of Florence + The Machine
"[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs."- USA Today Pop Candy
"A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story."-John Green, New York Times best-selling author of Looking for Alaska and Paper Towns
"Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ."-CNN
"Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story."-Associated Press
"It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."- Publishers Weekly
"An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale."- Library Journal
"His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters."- Booklist
"Readers will find this book unique and intriguing."- School Library Journal
"With its X-Men: First Class -meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+"- Entertainment Weekly
"Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies."- People
"You'll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It's a mystery, and you'll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself."- Seventeen
"...one of the coolest, creepiest YA books..."- PopSugar
"...a remarkable novel.... fantastical without apology, and heart-wrenching without dramatics.... Ransom Riggs ensures you'll lose yourself in every tenebrous word."-Zimbio.com
"Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is a wonderfully original and inventive book with colorful characters, a mysterious tale woven together with threads of historical relevance, and incorporating unforgettable vintage photographs which bring the story to life."-Geeks of Doom
"Though technically a children's book, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is more Grimm's than Disney, and Riggs images, dropped like bread crumbs, could lead audiences of any age happily down the path of its spellbinding tale."- Florida Times-Union
"Brace yourself for the last 70 pages of relentless, squirm-in-your-chair action. I loved every minute of it."- Cleveland Plain Dealer
"In a time when so much summer entertainment seems to be more of the same, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a pleasant surprise-a story that is fresh and new, engrosses and grips, and provides enough clues so that the ending makes sense and seems thoughtful." - Popmatters.com
"Hands down, this is one of the best books of recent years...both creepy and terrifyingly delicious."- Forces of Geek
"A twisting tale of phenomenal children, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a book that both children and adults will love."-Romper
"...a thrilling adventure full of fascinating photographs..."- Colchester Sun
"...a thrill ride."- Marshall Independent
"This peculiar parable is pure perfection."- Justine magazine
"Somewhat reminiscent of Jack Finney's Time and Again , Rigg's first novel is enchanting...highly recommended."- Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
"Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children ."-McClatchy Wire Service
From the Hardcover edition.
Portrait
Ransom Riggs wuchs in einem kleinen Fischerdorf im südlichen Florida auf, einer Region, in der sich viele Amerikaner zur Ruhe setzen. Um nicht vor Langeweile zu sterben, begann er, in Musikbands zu spielen und mit seinen Freunden Filme zu drehen. Später studierte er in Ohio und Los Angeles Literatur und Filmproduktion. Ransom Riggs dreht heute Werbefilme für Firmen wie Absolut Vodka und Nissan und arbeitet als Drehbuchautor, Journalist und Fotograf.
Zitat
"This peculiar parable is pure perfection."--"Justine "magazine "A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story."--John Green, "New York Times" best-selling author of "Looking for Alaska" and "Paper Towns" "With its "X-Men: First Class"-meets-time-travel story line, David Lynchian imagery, and rich, eerie detail, it's no wonder "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" has been snapped up by Twentieth Century Fox. B+"--"Entertainment Weekly

"'Peculiar' doesn't even begin to cover it. Riggs' chilling, wondrous novel is already headed to the movies."--"People" "[A] thrilling, Tim Burton-esque tale with haunting photographs."--"USA Today Pop Candy

"Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.""--CNN "You'll love it if you want a good thriller for the summer. It's a mystery, and you'll race to solve it before Jacob figures it out for himself."--"Seventeen ""Riggs deftly moves between fantasy and reality, prose and photography to create an enchanting and at times positively terrifying story."--Associated Press "Got a tweener child with a taste for creepy horror and time-travel stories? Send them "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.""--McClatchy Wire Service "It's an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters."-- "Publishers Weekly"

""An original work that defies categorization, this first novel should appeal to readers who like quirky fantasies. Riggs includes many vintage photographs that add a critical touch of the peculiar to his unusual tale."--"Library Journal" "His premise is clever, and Jacob and the children are intriguing characters."--"Booklist" "Readers will find this book unique and intriguing."-- "School Library Journal
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Altersempfehlung 14 - 15
Erscheinungsdatum 01.06.2013
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-59474-603-1
Reihe Quirk Books
Verlag Random House LCC US
Maße (L/B/H) 208/133/22 mm
Gewicht 410
Verkaufsrang 24
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What a great book. The included photographs add an interesting thrill to this story about mysteries, curiosity and adventure. What a great book. The included photographs add an interesting thrill to this story about mysteries, curiosity and adventure.

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Absolutely loved it!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Bielefeld am 07.10.2016

A story about regret, loss and the consequences to choices we make. Jacob describes himself as “normal”. He lives a protected and agonizingly boring life. He has no friends and is really close with his grandfather, who told him many gruesome stories about his childhood. About children with peculiar abilities... A story about regret, loss and the consequences to choices we make. Jacob describes himself as “normal”. He lives a protected and agonizingly boring life. He has no friends and is really close with his grandfather, who told him many gruesome stories about his childhood. About children with peculiar abilities being chased by monsters. Jacob does not believe that these stories are real, but rather fairytales. Until his grandfather dies of rather strange reasons. From then on, everything changes for Jacob. He wants to find out the truth, despite the disbelief of his parents and his psychiatrist. The book is a science-fiction/horror/fantasy-all-in-one. The story is fascinating, fast-paced and has a very peculiar sense of humor. I loved the photographs displayed in the book. They made the story much more special. All of them are real photographs collected by all kinds of people. Everytime Jacob describes one of the children, the matching picture helps in visualizing them. They also give the book an eerie feeling. Riggs has collected all of the pictures on yard sales, flea markets and from other collectors and invented the story to match the pictures and not the other way round. I think that this is very fascinating, because it shows just how much imagination Riggs has. I liked that the peculiar children not only had the “ordinary-fantasy-abilities”, but also very special skills, that I have not yet heard of before, like the boy, who had bees living inside of him, or the girl, who has a mouth on the back of her head. The way, time is displayed in this book is really intriguing. The loop is nothing new, there are many stories where someone traveled through a “gate” and arrived in a past or the future. However, Riggs added a new aspect with the headmistress, who is responsible for the loop and has to take care of it. It completely makes sense to me, that someone has to travel through the loop every so often to keep it open. There are two aspects, which did not make sense to me. For one, Jacob does not sound like a teenager. I know he lived a very sheltered life and spent most of his life with his grandfather, but there was never a moment, when I really could identify myself with him. Additionally, I am disturbed with the relationship between Emma and her history with Jacob’s grandfather. You don’t start a relationship with the grandson of your Ex!!! Nevertheless, I loved, loved, loved the book!

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Einfach großartig!
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Frankfurt am 06.04.2014
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Ich entdeckte das Buch zufällig und war angetan von dem wunderbaren Cover. In zwei Tagen hatte ich das Buch schließlich durch. Es ist großartig von beginn an. Zu beginn ist alles verworren und gleicht einem tollen Schauerroman, macht an einem gewissen Punkt jedoch eine komplette Kehrtwende und wird zu... Ich entdeckte das Buch zufällig und war angetan von dem wunderbaren Cover. In zwei Tagen hatte ich das Buch schließlich durch. Es ist großartig von beginn an. Zu beginn ist alles verworren und gleicht einem tollen Schauerroman, macht an einem gewissen Punkt jedoch eine komplette Kehrtwende und wird zu einer Geschichte in der es um viel mehr geht, als das Gänsehautefeeling, das man zu beginn hat. Ich verschlang jedes Wort und las das Buch direkt noch ein zweites mal. Die Bilder unterstreichen sowohl das Gänsehautfeeling als auch die wunderbare Geschichte ohne einen in der eignen Fantasie einzuschränken. Ich kann es wirklich nur jedem ans Herz legen, der auf mistery und fantasy steht.

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Fantasy für Jugendliche einmal anders
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 31.01.2012
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Englich mal ein Jugendbuch, das aus der Reihe tanzt! In dieser ungewöhnlichen Geschichte macht sich Jacob auf den Weg zu den "besonderen Kindern", der Such nach sich selbst und der Geschichte seines verstorbenen Grossvaters. Riggs ist ein tolles Buch gelungen, insbesondere die Fotografien haben mich fasziniert. Der Autor hat Jahre... Englich mal ein Jugendbuch, das aus der Reihe tanzt! In dieser ungewöhnlichen Geschichte macht sich Jacob auf den Weg zu den "besonderen Kindern", der Such nach sich selbst und der Geschichte seines verstorbenen Grossvaters. Riggs ist ein tolles Buch gelungen, insbesondere die Fotografien haben mich fasziniert. Der Autor hat Jahre der Recherche investiert und Kisten voll alter Fotografien durchwühlt, bis er jene zusammen hatte, um die herum er seine Geschichte webte.

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Reality/Fantasy
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden am 30.03.2016
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The book mixes both of them. In the beginning, reading it was really weird. Actually it even scared me, as I thought it was a ghost story. The pages taught me better. One could say it's some sort of a time travelling story. What makes the book so special,... The book mixes both of them. In the beginning, reading it was really weird. Actually it even scared me, as I thought it was a ghost story. The pages taught me better. One could say it's some sort of a time travelling story. What makes the book so special, are various old vintage photographies included. Some of them are very, very strange. See for yourself! The ending of the story was a bit boring to be honest. It could have been shorter but more interesting. The story at the beginning had provided so much more.

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