Parents' Guide to

Tales of the Peculiar

By Mary Eisenhart, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 12+

Gore, sweetness in kids' tales from Miss Peregrine's world.

Book Ransom Riggs Fantasy 2016
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this book.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

Brilliantly witty spooky tales

These stories are similar to the brothers Grimm in the sense they are wonderfully dark. Many times there are brutal and gory parts but mostly it is fine. It is also very eitty and funny which is a distraction from the hardship the characters face.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (2 ):

Fans of the Miss Peregrine series will love this collection of "childhood tales" involving time travel and unusual powers, but if you've somehow missed the craze, this isn't a bad place to start. Author Ransom Riggs offers the collection of tales no peculiar child should be without -- while warning all others to stay away, making it all the more irresistible.

In contrast to the original series, which used lots of strange vintage photographs to help tell the story, Tales of the Peculiar begins each installment with an evocative black-and-white image by Andrew Davidson.

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