Tales of the Peculiar

Tales of the Peculiar

Book - 2017
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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 : Syndrigast Publications/Penguin Books, 2017
ISBN: 9780399538544
Branch Call Number: YF Rigg
Characteristics: 190 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Andrew 1958-- Illustrator


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Dec 27, 2017

Accidentally Read this before The Hollow City (the second book in the series). It was actually really helpful for future plot points but not a necessary read. It was nice to have the history and it helped make me feel more invested in the last two books.

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

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.

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.

Oct 10, 2016

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

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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