Saturday, February 1, 2014

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, The Graphic Novel, by Ransom Riggs

Take odd children, a strange schoolmistress, and an old school and mix that with evil and danger and you have a very suspenseful story for young readers.  Put it in graphic form and it's even scarier...

Quirk Books sent me a copy of this book for review (thank you).  I had previously read the text version and enjoyed it.  This one is even more fun to read if you like graphic novels.  The book has been published, so check with your local bookstore to get a copy.

Jacob always thought his grandfather's pictures were fake.  Grandfather had lived at that house during the Second World War and he wasn't sure that his mind hadn't been a bit affected by the war times.  He knew his grandfather thought it was all true, but he wasn't sure.  At least he wasn't until his grandfather was killed.  Then he was afraid he might have been telling the truth.

He has his own mental problems after the death and the psychiatrist suggests he visit this home and see if he can get the matter out of his head.  He convinces his father to take him there.  What he finds is an old run-down home and he's disappointed.  Then he finds one of the children...

Mr. Rigg's has created a weird horror story that grabs your attention and drags you through the book.  This graphic edition with artwork done by Cassandra Jean is an attractive way to read this story.  I also enjoyed the print story.  And I'm lucky enough to have the next book to read, too.  So watch for another blog post on Mr. Rigg's work.  I know it won't be boring.

Happy reading.

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