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Pub Date: 2014-01-14 Pages: 400 Language: English Publisher: Quirk Books Miss Peregrine & rsquo; s Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011 & mdash; an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it & ldquo; an enjoyable. eccentric read. distinguished by well-developed characters. a believable Welsh setting. and some very creepy monsters & rdquo;. This second novel begins in 1940. immediately after the first book ended Having escaped Miss Peregrine & rsquo. ; s island by the skin of their teeth. Jacob and his new friends must journey to London. the peculiar capital of the world Along the way. they encounter new allies. a menagerie of peculiar animals. and other unexpected surprises.Complete with dozens. of newly discovered (and thoroughly mesmerizing) vintage photographs. t...
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Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children was the surprise best seller of 2011an unprecedented mix of YA fantasy and vintage photography that enthralled readers and critics alike. Publishers Weekly called it an enjoyable, eccentric read, distinguished by well-developed characters, a believable Welsh setting, and some very creepy monsters.
This second novel begins in 1940, immediately after the first book ended. Having escaped Miss Peregrines island by the skin of their teeth, Jacob and his new friends must journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. Along the way, they encounter new allies, a menagerie of peculiar animals, and other unexpected surprises.
"A worthy follow-up, and as addictive a read as the first."--"Hypable" .."."Hollow City" mixes spooky vintage photos and action-packed storytelling to continue the story of Jacob Portman and his fellow "peculiars" as they travel through time to war-torn London."--Dan Kois, "Slate" ..".a tasty adventure for any reader with an appetite for the...peculiar."--"Kirkus Reviews" "Riggs has created a fresh and original world in these Peregrine novels, with likable, quirky characters and a very readable style." --RT Book Reviews
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Book Description Quirk Books, 2014. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condition: Neu. Neu neuware, importqualität, auf lager - September 3, 1940. Ten peculiar children flee an army of deadly monsters. And only one person can help them-but she's trapped in the body of a bird. The extraordinary journey that began in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children continues as Jacob Portman and his newfound friends journey to London, the peculiar capital of the world. There, they hope to find a cure for their beloved headmistress, Miss Peregrine. But in this war-torn city, hideous surprises lurk around every corner. And before Jacob can deliver the peculiar children to safety, he must make an important decision about his love for Emma Bloom. Like its predecessor, this second novel in the Peculiar Children series blends thrilling fantasy with vintage photography to create a one-of-a-kind reading experience. 'A stunning achievement . . Hollow City is even richer than Riggs's imaginative debut, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children '- Boston Globe 400 pp. Englisch. Seller Inventory # INF1000463302