“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was. Likewise, I never imagined that home might be something I would miss.”
Ransom Riggs is an American children’s author and film maker who is best known for his books, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. Ransom was born in 1980 on a 200 year old farm, but grew up in Florida where he went to Pine View School for the Gifted. He studied English Literature and Film in college.
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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, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, 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 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.
Ransom initially worked for Mental Floss which helped him gain a job writing the Sherlock Holmes Handbook. Riggs had collected a series of interesting photographs and used them in a picture book as a guide for a narrative resulting in his most famous book, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
It’s success inspired a series of books all featuring his peculiar photographs to form a narrative for children.
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