Friday, August 19, 2016

It happens on Friday: Miss Peregrine´s home for Peculiar Children

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‘Miss peregrine´s home for peculiar children’ is another worldwide best seller adapted for the screen.

Movie Plot: From visionary director Tim Burton, and based upon the best-selling novel, comes an unforgettable motion picture experience.

When Jake discovers clues to a mystery that spans alternate realities and times, he uncovers a secret refuge known as Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he learns about the residents and their unusual abilities, Jake realizes that safety is an illusion, and danger lurks in the form of powerful, hidden enemies. Jake must figure out who is real, who can be trusted, and who he really is.

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If you check the movie market numbers for each year from 1995 to 2016, based on ticket sales during the course of the year, you will see that 18 movies are based on fantasy stories. Batman forever, Men in Black, Pirates of the Caribbean, Star wars…

Books like, ‘A monster calls’, ‘Fantastic beasts and where to find them’, and ‘Miss Peregrine´s home for peculiar children’, are in the list of books adaptations of 2016.

About the book: Miss Peregrine´s home for Peculiar Children by Ranson Riggs tells the story of a boy who follows clues of a horrific family´s tragedy that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island. The story is told through a combination of narrative and personal archives of collectors´ photographs.

The book has been a New York Times best seller. It reached the #1 spot on the Children's Chapter Books list on 29 April 2012 after being on the list for 45 weeks, remaining there until May 20. Critics have praised the book for creative use of photographs, good characterization, and settings.

Book blurb: A mysterious island.

An abandoned orphanage.

A strange collection of very curious photographs.

It all waits to be discovered in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. As our story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 

A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

In theaters in September 30, 2016.

Source: Fox and Wikipedia