Release Date: 3rd September, 2016
Publisher: Dutton Books
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. The origins of the first ymbryne. These are but a few of the truly brilliant stories in Tales of the Peculiar—known to hide information about the peculiar world—first introduced by Ransom Riggs in his Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series.
Riggs now invites you to share his secrets of peculiar history, with a collection of original stories, as collected and annotated by Millard Nullings, ward of Miss Peregrine and scholar of all things peculiar.
Here was my initial review on Goodreads:
I have to admit, this book was one that just drew me in with that cover. When I saw it I thought, I NEED TO READ MISS PEREGRINES! It was kind of impulse to read the series, which I already owned, just so that I could read this beauty. To be quite frank, you don’t really need to read the series to enjoy these tales, you just need to be aware that they’re unusual before you go into the book.
First things first, I won’t talk about each tale individually because this book is only 160 pages long so you’re not gonna be bothered about picking which Tale to read since they’re so short.
The illustrations are fabulous and add to the whole excitement and elegance of this book. You feel wise just picking it up! The tales also have morals to them which makes them feel like real fairytale type stories, a bit like Harry Potter’s ‘The Tales of Beedle the Bard’.
Overall, the tales are great little short stories that make you giggle or think about in depth. I’d definitely recommend reading this book because 1) It’s entertaining 2) It’s short and 3) It’s beautiful.
Whether you are a fan of the Miss Peregrines series or not, check out these tales.