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Publisher's Summary

A companion to the best-selling Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, soon to be a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton.

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 number-one best-selling 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. This compelling, rich, and truly peculiar anthology is the perfect gift not only for fans but for all lovers of great storytelling.

©2016 Ransom Riggs (P)2016 Listening Library

Critic Reviews

"British actor Simon Callow delivers a delightfully whimsical performance of the collected stories that comprise this companion to the hugely popular Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series. His refined pronunciation gives the impression that the stories are, in fact, revered folklore handed down through the ages. Even as Callow maintains the scholarly tone of the omniscient narrator, he effortlessly navigates between Norwegian, American, and Irish accents and, perhaps most memorably, the voices of fantastical creatures.... Devoted fans as well as newcomers to the world of the peculiar will be equally enchanted." ( AudioFile)

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Amazing addition to the series...

I absolutely loved Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children and when I found out Ransom Riggs was coming out with this before the movie comes out I had to read it. Amazing stories. So well thought out. The footnote made it seem that much closer to Non-fiction. The book is beautifully made with an amazing silk thread book mark that I never got to use, finished it right away. Couldn't stop and will definitely read again. LOVE!!!

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Loved it, great supplement to the series

This felt like a great addition/supplement to the series... I only wish there were more stories!

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More more more

Loved these stories of the peculiar children and animals. Please write more stories as soon as possible.

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Delightful short stories from the peculiar world

This is such a fun book of peculiar tales that anyone can grow to love. You don't have to have read the novels to fall in love with this unique treasure. The narration is excellent; full of life and propriety. 😊 great short stories for children as well as adults. I think they would be fun to listen to or read aloud during October halloween time!🎃 👻

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Captivating from start to finish

Best adult bed time stories / folklore!!! Worth every penny .. 4 thumbs up lol
I love the narration and the peculiar stories and the lessons behind them

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Tales of the Peculiar

The history of the beginning of certain peculiars. It reads almost like Mother Goose but I hope a movie or two might spring from it.

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seems tailored to a younger audience than the seri

although there were mature concepts (e.g. death), these stories seemed like they were meant more for younger kids than the original series. the tales are similar to the fairy tales I had growing up....each with some type of scary outcome and a moral lesson to them. they weren't as emotion-provoking as the books and there were no cliff hangers to keep you going. on a positive note, the tales remained true to the style and themes of the books and were an enjoyable extension of peculiardom.

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Fantastic Tales with Simon Callows voice delivers a rich experience!!

What amazing tales!! I would even account them to being mini Brother's Grimm Tales!! Simon Callow truly made the experience memorable and simply amazing with his plummy voice, as my first audible book this was amazing and I truly recommend it!!

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Super fun!

This book was even more fun than I thought it would be! My only complaint is that I wish there were more tales! 😊

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just as beautifully written as all the others.

I absolutely loved it. I have loved all the peculiar stories written by Riggs. Amazing

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