74 pages 2 hours read

Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Fiction | Novel | YA | Published in 2011

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

  • Genre: Fiction; young adult gothic fantasy
  • Originally Published: 2011
  • Reading Level/Interest: Lexile 890L; grades 8-12
  • Structure/Length: Prologue and 11 chapters; approx. 382 pages; approx. 9 hours, 42 minutes on audio
  • Protagonist and Central Conflict: Jacob Portman is shaken by the death of his grandfather Abraham, who believed monsters were out to get him and whose dying words to Jacob are a riddle. When Jacob travels to an island in Wales to investigate stories of his grandfather’s childhood during WWII, he begins to unravel the mysteries of the children’s home run by Miss Peregrine, where Abraham Portman grew up.
  • Potential Sensitivity Issues: Death of a family member; violence

Ransom Riggs, Author

  • Bio: Born in 1979 in Maryland; began writing and making films at a young age; studied English literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California; Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was inspired by the author’s collection of unusual photographs and was adapted as a film directed by Tim Burton in 2016; enjoys travel and scuba diving; lives in California
  • Other Works: Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past (2012); Hollow City (2014); Library of Souls (2015); The Desolations of Devil’s Acre (2021)
  • Awards: ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults (2012)