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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel

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Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The 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.

 

Ransom Riggs’ MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN has been a bestselling children’s book for a few years now, and it gets the graphic novel treatment in Cassandra Jean’s stunning new adaptation. Jean’s artwork, which also incorporates some of the photos used in the prose book, is simply marvelous, a wondrous adaptation of an already engrossing tale.

 

Riggs grips the reader immediately as we watch Grandpa Portman regale his grandson with tales of extraordinary children doing most peculiar things. He even has pictures! But Jacob is skeptical. But after his grandfather’s death, Jacob takes it upon himself to venture off to find the Welsh home that was his grandfather’s refuge during the war. When he finds it, and when he learns that only he can see the “hollow” monsters, he learns what he must do in life --- and what he is really capable of.

 

Readers of the prose book will find much to enjoy in this adaptation, as will new readers who have yet to discover the magic of MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN. It’s the perfect kind of spooky journey to take on a crisp fall day.

Reviewed by John Hogan on October 22, 2013

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children: The Graphic Novel
by Ransom Riggs and Cassandra Jean

  • Publication Date: October 29, 2013
  • Genres: Fiction, Graphic Novel
  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Yen Press
  • ISBN-10: 0316245283
  • ISBN-13: 9780316245289