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—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories in this deluxe volume of Tales of the Peculiar, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson this compelling and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift for not only fans, but for all booklovers.
A perfect gift, reminiscent of classic bookmaking, this beautifully packaged volume features full-page woodcut illustrations, gold foil stamping, a ribbon, and removable back sticker.
Tales of the Peculiar was a great collection of short stories, woven into the threads of the authors Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children story-line. Whether you take it as a supplement to that series, or as a stand-alone collection, it was an enjoyable read.
Written as if the stories were being edited by one of the Peculiar Children, the editor’s notes are really the only connection to the series, and that was okay. The short stories were well-written and didn’t need to be supported by the series. If fact, I dare say I enjoyed these shorts more than I enjoyed the first two books of the series (haven’t read the third yet). Not to say the series isn’t good, it is. But these stories intrigued me more.
4.25 of 5 Stars (rounds to 4)