Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, new book cover!

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a most unusual and addictive first novel by Ransom Riggs.

“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

A mysterious island. An abandoned orphanage. And a strange collection of very curious photographs. It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Quirk Books; $17.99; June 7, 2011), a novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.


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 who once lived here—one of whom was his own grandfather—were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for a 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.



Author Ransom Riggs is a filmmaker, photographer, blogger and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a regular contributor to mental_floss. This is his first novel. 

Published by Quirk Books, June 7, 2011
Hardcover, $17.99, 352 pages
50 photographs, 5 3/16 x 8 3/16
ISBN: 978-1-59474-476-1/e-book ISBN: 978-1-59474-513-3

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