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Ransom Riggs

Biography

Ransom Riggs

Ransom Riggs grew up in Florida but now makes his home in the land of peculiar children -- Los Angeles. He was raised on a steady diet of ghost stories and British comedy, which probably explains the novels he writes. There's a nonzero chance he's in your house right now, watching you from underneath the bed. (Go ahead and check. We'll wait.)

Photo Credit: Tahereh Mafi

Books by Ransom Riggs

by Ransom Riggs - Anthology, Fairy Tale, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic, Novella, Paranormal, Retelling, Short Stories, Young Adult 13+

Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar --- the collection of fairy tales known to hide information about the peculiar world, including clues to the locations of time loops.

by Ransom Riggs - Fiction, Paranormal, Young Adult 13+

When a horrific family tragedy sets 16-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, he discovers the crumbling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores the abandoned mansion, he wonders if the children who once lived here --- including 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.

by Ransom Riggs - Paranormal, Youth Fiction

Time is running out for the Peculiar Children. With a dangerous madman on the loose and their beloved Miss Peregrine still in danger, Jacob Portman and Emma Bloom are forced to stage the most daring of rescue missions. They’ll travel through a war-torn landscape, meet new allies, and face greater dangers than ever...Will Jacob come into his own as the hero his fellow Peculiars know him to be? 

by Ransom Riggs - Fantasy, Fiction, Historical Fantasy, Young Adult 14+
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrine’s island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean - Fiction, Graphic Novel

 

Now 16 years old, Jacob Portman has grown up listening to outlandish tales told by his grandfather, who claims he escaped monsters as a young boy and was able to take shelter in Miss Peregrine’s home. Jacob believes the monsters his grandfather was hiding from during World War II were the Nazis, but after his grandfather dies, horrifically, before his very eyes, Jacob is confronted with the truth.

by Ransom Riggs - Fiction, Photography
As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sends sixteen-year-old Jacob to an island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores, it becomes clear that the children were more than peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined for good reason. And somehow, they may still be alive.