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Tales of the Peculiar

by Ransom Riggs

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Series: Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children (Companion)

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Fantasy. Folklore. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine‚??s Home for Peculiar Children, now 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 #1 bestselling 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. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson 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.‚?Ě ‚??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 a
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Weird tales but I liked them for their weirdness ( )
  bellac89 | Jul 29, 2023 |
An enchanting compilation of fables set in the world of the Peculiar children. ( )
  LynnMPK | Jul 1, 2023 |
If the stories in Tales of the Peculiar are meant as instruction and/or comfort to Peculiar children, it says a lot about what such children can expect from 'normals'. More than one is given an alternate ending because the original is pretty sad. The story about the cannibals is the one I hated. ( )
  JalenV | Mar 30, 2023 |
I adore reading books that are spoken about in a fictional worlds. This was a cute read to add to the peculiar world. It reads like our own fairy tales. ( )
  SabethaDanes | Jan 30, 2023 |
Recensione: http://thereadingpal.blogspot.it/2017/06/recensione-108-i-racconti-degli-special...

Gli splendidi cannibali 4.5/5
La principessa dalla lingua biforcuta 5/5
La prima ymbryne 4.5
La donna che era amica dei fantasmi 3/5
Cocobolo 4/5
I piccioni di Saint Paul 2.5/5
La ragazza che domava gli incubi 4/5
La locusta 3/5
Il ragazzo che sapeva trattenere il mare 3/5
Il racconto di Cuthbert 2.5/5



I racconti degli Speciali sono presentati nella trilogia principale: sono storie che le ymbryne raccontano ai bambini Speciali e che aiutano anche il nostro gruppo nella loro avventura (chi ha letto la trilogia troverà familiari I piccioni di Saint Paul e Il racconto di Cuthbert.
Alcune storie sono molto belle, e mostrano i diversi tipi di doni che le persone Speciali hanno fin dai primi tempi. Non solo: pur essendo storie, ci mostrano anche come gli Speciali venivano trattati in vari periodi storici e in vari luoghi diversi. Scopriamo molti particolari e vengono date risposte a domande come: Chi era la prima ymbryne? Come è stato creato il primo anello? Ma ci vengono mostrati molti doni diversi da quelli dei ragazzini che conosciamo, attraverso storie che hanno una morale. Controllo di un certo elemento, mutazioni del corpo, cambiamenti legati alle emozioni, e così via...
Alcune storie mi sono piaciute molto per lo stile e per la morale che davano, altre invece, come l'ultima, mi hanno lasciato l'amaro in bocca perch√© penso che se davvero lo leggesse un ragazzino, assimilerebbe dei codici di comportamento davvero orribili. Persino Millard, che ha sentito queste storie un sacco di volte, aggiunge un finale diverso scritto di suo pugno, che mi √® piaciuto molto di pi√Ļ. Alcune storie danno anche, per certi versi, lezioni di vita, come ad esempio La donna che era amica dei fantasmi, ma anche La ragazza che domava gli incubi, che sono le storie che in un certo senso mi hanno interessato di pi√Ļ, pur non essendo le migliori nella raccolta.
Non posso dire molto dei personaggi, che sono diversi da racconto a racconto, ma qualcosa sì. In particolare mi sono piaciuti i personaggi femminili presenti in La principessa Biforcuta e La prima ymbryne, che mostrano personaggi forti e compassionevoli.
Ogni tanto compare qualche commento di Millard, che abbiamo conosciuto nella trilogia (vi ricordate il ragazzo invisibile fissato con la Storia Speciale?). I suoi commenti sono pochi ma interessanti, relativi alle storie nella raccolta e ai possibili cambiamenti che hanno avuto nel corso del tempo. Avrei preferito molti pi√Ļ commenti tra una storia e l'altra, ma fa lo stesso.
Avendo letto il libro in inglese ho notato che lo stile di Riggs √® piuttosto diverso da quello che viene percepito con le traduzioni della Rizzoli, e devo dire che mi √® piaciuto molto di pi√Ļ. Penso che con una traduzione c'√® sempre una grossa perdita, per questo quando possibile cerco sempre di leggere in originale.
Come sempre la grafica √® molto bella e piacevole, una cosa in pi√Ļ che per√≤ completa davvero il tutto. ( )
  thereadingpal | Jun 14, 2022 |
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Riggs, Ransomprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Callow, SimonReadersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AndrewIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Homo sum: humani nil a me alienum puto
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To Alma LeFay Peregrine, who taught me to love tales
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The book you hold in your hands is meant for peculiar eyes only.
Foreword: If you are of the peculiar persuasion - and if you've read this far, I sincerely hope that you are - then this is a book that likely needs no introduction.
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Fantasy. Folklore. Young Adult Fiction. HTML:A companion to the New York Times bestselling Miss Peregrine‚??s Home for Peculiar Children, now 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 #1 bestselling 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. Featuring stunning illustrations from world-renowned woodcut artist Andrew Davidson 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.‚?Ě ‚??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 a

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