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Wealthy cannibals who dine on the discarded limbs of peculiars. A fork-tongued princess. The woman who befriended ghosts. Just three among ten truly brilliant stories—fairy tales of the "peculiar" world and clues to the locations of time loops—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series. Stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson. I fell in love with this, for both stories and art. Reminds me of Neil Gaiman's Coraline, dark and always unexpected twists and turns. -Bud
Davidson's art is Lynd Ward brought up to today. He illustrated Ted Hughes' The Iron Giant, stamps for the Royal Mail, and glass etched doors at Wimbledon! it features exquiste detail and a serious edge, yet it is illustrating these very strange stories, lending weight and gravitas to each one. Each story opens with one of his wood engravings, full page. And as mentioned below, this is gorgeously bound in green cloth with a full gilt embossed pictorial cover, just like a vintage book from the Golden Age of Illustration, circa 1890-1930!
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. 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.
“[These tales] embody gentle, empowering messages: accept yourself and others; celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder.” —Financial Times
“With a Victorian style for writing and a capacity for subtle humor, the tales read as cautionary fables, rich with peril and phantasy, and will be enjoyed by teens and adults alike.” —GeekDad.com
Before Miss Peregrine gave them a home, the story of peculiars was written in the Tales. A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, now a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.
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Item Code TALPH Publisher Dutton Publish Date 2016 ISBN 9780399538537 Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 170pg Color Text/b&w