Title: Tales of the Peculiar.
Author: Ransom Riggs.
Year of publication: 2016 (UK).
Publisher: Penguin Books (UK).
Format: Available in hardback only.
Cost for Hardbackback (RRP): £12.99 (UK).
Age Range: I suggest from about 12 up, if you’re younger than this I suggest asking your parents first.
This is an accompanying book to Miss. Peregrine’s Peculiar Children.
Many of you will have seen the 2016 film Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and read the books the film is based on (if you haven’t, then I would recommend both). This book is full of fairy tales set in the world of Miss. Peregrine’s peculiar children; the and like any fairy tale, they are fables and lessons for children to learn by. But when you live in a world of children with special abilities hidden in a time bubble, fairy tales have a habit of being real history rather than historical fantasy.
There are some great stories in here, and it is great to read in bed because the stories are just the right length to read one a night before you go to sleep. The author is, in my opinion, a great author for teenagers and young adults, because he has a Dumbledorish trait of speaking to/writing for people of this age as equals, rather than speaking down to them.
“We have to dare to be ourselves, however frightening or strange that self may prove to be.” Mary Sarton.