Tales of the Peculiar
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Tales of the Peculiar

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A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, soon to be 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 audio volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring narration by Simon Callow, this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers. Read by Simon Callow, with Bruce Mann and Garrick Hagon "[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
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Product details

  • CD-Audio
  • 130 x 150 x 30mm | 136g
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Annotated edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0735289182
  • 9780735289185

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"[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 Praise for the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series: "A tense, moving, and wondrously strange first novel. The photographs and text work together brilliantly to create an unforgettable story." --John Green, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Turtles All the Way Down and The Fault in Our Stars "Readers searching for the next Harry Potter may want to visit Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children." --CNN "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
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About Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children--Los Angeles. He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes. There's a nonzero chance he's in your house right now, watching you from underneath the bed. (Go ahead and check. We'll wait.) If not, you can find him on Twitter @ransomriggs.
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11,874 ratings
4.16 out of 5 stars
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4 38% (4,562)
3 17% (1,973)
2 3% (323)
1 1% (96)
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