Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: Updated post, now with excellent new trailer

Posted by Glennis Byron on June 01, 2011 in News tagged with ,

Just to update the post below, there is now a book trailer from Quirk. I don’t usually find these particularly attention grabbing, but this is really a good one! I can’t wait to get my hands on the book:

Ransom Rigg’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is a YA novel but apparently will appeal to adults too, and it sounds worth a look – it certainly has the catchiest title I’ve heard for a while.

The book apparently came about because Rigg started collecting photography at flea markets and kept coming across strange and disturbing photos of children. He started constructing a story about a home for children with special powers and cast the characters in his novel from photographs that he found. Twentieth-Century Fox have just closed a deal for the screen rights, and the book isn’t even going to be published until June 11. Here is the synopsis from the book jacket:

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… As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children who once lived here… were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a desolate island for good reason. And somehow… they may still be alive.

You can download the prologue and the first and second chapters at Quirk books here.

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