Thursday, June 23, 2011

Giveaway: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

As a child, Jacob Portman had always loved his grandfather’s stories. Abe Portman seemed to be able to spin takes that were mesmerizing about growing up in a children’s home on Cairnholm Island off the coast of Wales after escaping from the Nazis. There, the residents of the children's home become a kind of second family for him. And with his stories, were photographs – strange photos of the other kids in the home. It was all very magical to young Jacob.

But at 16, Jacob witnesses his grandfather’s murder at the hands of what appears to be something indescribable. When he falls into a serious depression, his parents send him to Dr. Golan for help. And therapy does seem to help, at least enough that Dr. Golan supports Jacob's idea to go the Carinholm with his dad and to see things for himself.

Once there, Jacob finds the children’s home, but it is deserted, with a big hole in the middle. During the war, the house had been hit by a bomb and it was said that everyone who lived there was instantly killed.

But where they really all dead? Jacob doesn’t think so.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children is a thrilling adventure tale, a fantasy, a time travel story about people with extraordinary abilities. It is funny and eerie and unexpected. Ransom Riggs (great name) has written a strange kind of family history complete with what could be called a family album using found photos to enhance his tale.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is definitely fun in a Gaimanesque kind of way, so much so that I have decided to give my copy away to a reader looking for an adventure.

To enter this giveaway:
1. You must be a follower of The Children’s War
2. You should leave a comment here to officially enter
3. Please provide some way to contact you (blog or email, etc.)
Additional Info:
1. This giveaway ends one week from today (June 30 2011 at 11:59 p.m. EST)
2. Winner be chosen by
3. Winner be announced and contacted on July 1st

This giveaway is unfortunately open to US residents only (thanks to the ridiculously high international mailing costs of the USPO)


  1. I want this book so bad!!!
    I'm so excited you are doing this giveaway.
    I hope I win!
    (New Follower)

  2. We just awarded you the Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

  3. So disappointed that its open to US residents only, as I really want to read this book! Unfortuately my USian friends are all over here at the moment :(

  4. Oh, this looks interesting. New follower, btw!


  5. Here's my bid for the book!!! Thanks for the giveaway!!! Email is

  6. I love your blog! It happens to be my obsession too! If I win, my email is: P.s. Just finished "The Romeo and Juliet Code" It was great

  7. I would love to read this book—please enter me to win! I follow you via GFC (skkorman)!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

  8. I love that you are hosting a giveaway for this book--I have been dying to read it.

    I am a GFC follower, as NerdGirlBlogger.


  9. I soooooooo want to read this book. It would be wonderful to win a copy - I'm keeping fingers, toes, legs, arms, and eyes crossed! Thanks for the chance!

    I follow with GFC.

    geebee.reads AT gmail DOT com

  10. I'm glad you liked this one. It sounds very fascinating. I now follow via GFC.

    lauren51990 at aol dot com

  11. Thanks for the giveaway! I'm a new GFC follower.

    susanna DOT pyatt AT student DOT rcsnc DOT org

  12. I'm a follower. This book looks really great! I first came across this author while reading his articles on Thanks for the chance.

  13. Great giveaway, I've been wanting to read this book.