Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

Book - 2016
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Presents an illustrated edition of the fantastical book featured in the Miss Peregrine series that includes unusual fairy tales about wealthy cannibals, a fork-tongued princess, and the origins of the first ymbryne.
Publisher: New York, NY : Dutton Children's Books, an impirnt of Penguin Random House LLC, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780399538537
0399538534
Branch Call Number: YAF RIGGS, RANSOM
Characteristics: 160 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Dec 04, 2016

This novel includes serial short tales about some of the first peculiars. Wealthy cannibals, the first ymbryne, the girl who can tame nightmares and many more. Each tale is about a different peculiar and some problems that they run into living among normal people. I absolutely loved this book and it was nice to be able to get a little more of the peculiar world. You don't have to read the series beforehand either, so it’s a book that anyone can read. All of the tales are really well written and there wasn't any that I didn't enjoy reading. Would definitely recommend this book and the series that it goes with to others. Also the artwork before each tale is absolutely amazing! Rating 5 out 5 stars
- @Fallenangelhushhush of the Teen Review Board at the Hamilton Public Library

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wandalynn
Nov 13, 2016

This is a collection of 10 exceptionally good short stories even though they are a bit 'peculiar'. In fact, the first one, "The Splendid Cannibals", touches on the macabre. The segue into the Peculiar trilogy in "The Tale of Cuthbert" is well done as is the tie-in to an actual historical event in "The Boy Who Could Hold Back the Sea". I think anyone who likes Neil Gaiman's stories would like these whether they've read the Peculiar Children series or not.

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randalljay
Oct 29, 2016

I could't finish this. I thought the first book was great, the second ok and I didn't like the third. These short stories are OK for a 10 year old.

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Einer2
Oct 10, 2016

A nice switch of genre for me. If you loved fairy tales as a child you will certainly enjoy.

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pattyloucor67
Sep 24, 2016

A companion to Ransom Riggs' other tales of the peculiars, this is a beautiful read. I was constantly amazed at the writer's imagination and ability to tell what will become a modern fairy tale of sorts. It's at times violent but in a Grimm Brothers way. Very enjoyable read.

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