|Map of days : the fourth novel of Miss Peregrine's peculiar children (Miss Peregrine's peculiar children)|
Author: Riggs, Ransom
After having saved the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back in Florida with his peculiar friends, where they set out on a journey across America to discover the truth about Jacob's grandfather.
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: UG
Reading Level: 5.10
Points: 18.0 Quiz: 197985
|Reading Counts Information:|
Interest Level: 6-8
Reading Level: 5.60
Points: 26.0 Quiz: 75869
Kirkus Reviews (09/15/18)
School Library Journal (11/01/18)
Full Text Reviews:
Booklist - 09/01/2018 Though the wights were defeated in Library of Souls? (2015), there is much work to be done to rebuild the peculiar world. Prime among these tasks is learning to blend in with “normals,” so Miss Peregrine and her crew have come to Jacob, in modern-day Florida, for lessons. These have barely begun when they stumble upon a secret bunker in Abe’s old house, filled with information about his career hunting hollows in America. This sparks an unshakable desire in Jacob to follow in his grandfather’s footsteps, catapulting his clandestine mission to save Noor, a powerful peculiar teen, with Emma, Millard, Enoch, and Bronwyn. Peculiar America has a Wild West flavor, ruled by gangs and lawlessness. Danger dogs their heels as they follow clues to Noor and travel through time loops where racism and prejudice still reign. Riggs reinvigorates his best-selling series, expanding the peculiar world and history, while drawing parallels to contemporary hot-button issues. As always, old photos add atmosphere (and some color this time), and the tease of a prophecy will have readers on tenterhooks. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: This series is a big deal! Get a bunker's worth. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.
School Library Journal - 11/01/2018 Gr 6 Up–Riggs continues the adventures of Miss Peregrine's Peculiars and brings them to a brave new world: the present-day U.S. After surviving the events that took place in Library of Souls, the children arrive in Florida and begin a crash course in normalization by navigating modern malls and grocery stores. Clues left by Jacob's grandfather Abe are soon discovered and that sets the group on a dangerous covert mission across American Peculiardom. Readers new to the series will notice similarities between the Peculiars and Professor X's mutant X-men, and the challenges they face can serve as starting points for discussions on timely topics, such as immigration and acceptance. As in the previous books, found snapshot photographs illustrate the text, offering a refreshing confirmation that the Peculiars are among us—and have been all along. VERDICT Riggs's latest installment is a fast-paced and compelling addition to this unique mythology. Recommended for all libraries.—Billy Parrott, New York Public Library - Copyright 2018 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.