Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ransom Riggs: 'Ms. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children'


Here's an excerpt from School Library Journal that gives you an idea of what goes on in this book.  (I think it sounds like our family.  Think of Grandma's old photos and Grandpa's wildly interesting stories of his exploits!


As a child, Jacob was inspired by his grandfather’s stories about a home where a variety of peculiar children lived.  His grandfather shared haunting photos of these children: a girl who seemed to float on air, a girl with a mouth on the back of her head . . .  

As Jacob grows, he begins to doubt the wondrous stories his grandfather has always shared.  He is working at his uncles drug store empire, trying every day to get fired and wondering what his future holds when his grandfather dies.  Jacob has seen a strange creature which everyone thinks is part of his coping mechanism.  

Soon Jacob is sent on a journey where he tries to find this home, to learn the truth about his grandfather. Miss Peregrine’s home is a rich fantasy full of adventure and discovery....


  • Check out  author Ransom Riggs's website here for more about the book.  His photography is pretty crazy, too.
  • After you read the book, try this quiz to see what you can remember about it.
  • Try these games to remind yourself about the meaning of the few strange words in the book.
  • Here is the preview trailer for the movie version of Miss Peregrine.  It's creepy in a Tim Burton way, but don't let that put you off.


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