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 Tales of the peculiar
 Author: Riggs, Ransom

 Publisher:  Dutton (2016)

 Dewey: 808
 Classification: Story Collection
 Physical Description: 160 p., ill., 23 cm

 BTSB No: 754195 ISBN: 9780399538537
 Ages: 12-16 Grades: 7-11

 Supernatural -- Fiction
 Short stories

Price: $26.36

Fictional historian Millard Nullings edits a collection of folk tales and legends known to contain information about the world of the peculiars, as introduced in Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.

 Illustrator: Davidson, Andrew
Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: UG
   Reading Level: 6.40
   Points: 7.0   Quiz: 185483
Reading Counts Information:
   Interest Level: 6-8
   Reading Level: 7.30
   Points: 11.0   Quiz: 72145

   Booklist (08/01/16)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 08/01/2016 Fans of Riggs’ Miss Peregrine series will delight over this slender companion book of peculiar folklore, as will neophytes. Much as J. K. Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) did for the Harry Potter series, these stories enhance the mythology Riggs has created around “peculiardom” rather than forward the series’ plot. Curated and annotated by Millard Nullings—an invisible scholar whom Miss Peregrine readers will know well—are 10 tales, ranging from explanatory, such as “The Pigeons of St. Paul’s,” which accounts for the Great Fire of London and why pigeons call the cathedral home, to cautionary, as in “The Splendid Cannibals,” which gives new meaning to something being worth an arm and a leg. Adhering to fairy-tale tradition, most of the stories offer a lesson couched within a fascinating, and frequently dark, account of a princess, ghost, giant, or shape-shifter (though “The First Ymbryne” uniquely offers a snippet of peculiar history). Each tale is preceded by an exquisite woodcut illustration by Davidson, full of intricate detail, making this a lovely complement to the series. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Giant Miss Peregrine displays are popping up in theaters in preparation for the first book’s movie release. This will only feed the peculiar frenzy. - Copyright 2016 Booklist.

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