Bestselling author Ransom Riggs visited Connecticut as part of this nationwide tour to talk about his best selling book series, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, and the launch of his fourth novel, Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: A Map of Days. Mr. Riggs visited Wesleyan R.J. Julia bookstore in Middletown on October 3rd.
With more than 10 million copies sold and a feature film adaptation directed by Tim Burton, the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series has captured the hearts and imaginations of readers around the world.
Adventures have no bounds in this latest novel as the story continues with the peculiar children who are full of surprises. You really must read the first 3 books for this newest novel to make much sense. If you jump right in you may be confused. This novel, as with the others, is a continuation of the original story that introduced you to the characters – Jacob Magellan Portman, Emma Bloom, Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine, Abraham Portman, Franklin Portman, Dr. Golan, Bronwyn Bruntley, and Enoch O’Connor. There are color and vintage photos spread throughout the book to help you visualize the characters and some of the events that take place.
You will find Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children book in bookstores across Connecticut. Some of our favorite Connecticut bookstores include Wesleyan R.J. Julia bookstore in Middletown, R.J. Julia booksellers in Madison and Breakwater Books in Guilford.
More About Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children: A Map of Days
Having defeated the monstrous threat that nearly destroyed the peculiar world, Jacob Portman is back where his story began, in Florida. Except now Miss Peregrine, Emma, and their peculiar friends are with him, and doing their best to blend in. But carefree days of beach visits and normal lessons are soon interrupted by a discovery – a subterranean bunker that belonged to Jacob’s grandfather, Abe.
The secret code is peculiar.
Clues to Abe’s double-life as a peculiar operative start to emerge, secrets long hidden in plain sight. And Jacob begins to learn about the dangerous legacy he has inherited – truths that were part of him long before he walked into Miss Peregrine’s time loop.
Now, the stakes are higher than ever as Jacob and his friends are thrust into the untamed landscape of American peculiardom – a world with few rules that none of them understand.
Riggs’ master storytelling has been praised for the underlying message to “accept yourself and others;celebrate difference and oddity; never lose your sense of wonder” (Financial Times) and hailed for “a modern sensibility, a mischievous darkness and an understanding of what it feels like to be young that can be moving and thought-provoking” (The New York Times Book Review).
Now, in A MAP OF DAYS, Riggs reveals even more secrets of the peculiar world, set against the rich landscapes of American history as Jacob comes home to face his grandfather Abe’s secrets and legacy.
Randoms Riggs is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children novels. Riggs was born on a farm in Maryland and grew up in southern Florida. He studied literature at Kenyon College and film at the University of Southern California. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, bestselling author Tahereh Mafi, and their family.