We’re Thrilled to Announce the Untitled Sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
That's right. You heard me.
Last week, we issued a press release announcing the sequel to Ransom Riggs' best-selling young-adult novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.
The sequel comes out in the Spring of 2013, and we're psyched to see Jacob's story continue. Ransom has already started pooling together photography. In fact, he's already collected more than a thousand images.
Thanks for making Miss Peregrine a New York Times Best-Seller (for nine weeks running!). Check out the full press release after the jump.
Quirk Announces the Untitled Sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
August 17, 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)—Quirk Books is pleased to announce the sequel to Ransom Riggs’s best-selling young-adult novel MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN, which has 325,000 units in print across all formats and has been translated into 13 languages with more to come. The book has been on the New York Times Best-Seller List for 9 weeks (as of August 21, 2011) and is #1 on the IndieBound Bestseller List for the week of August 14. Film rights to both books have been sold to 20th Century Fox, with Chernin Entertainment producing.
"We are thrilled that Ransom and Quirk Books will be working together again to take readers and fans deeper into the world of Miss Peregrine,” says David Borgenicht, president and publisher of Quirk Books. “Ransom is an incredibly talented writer and visionary, and there's a lot more to explore together. I, for one, can't wait to see where the second installment leads."
Slated to be published in spring 2013, the untitled sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will continue the story of the children on the remote Welsh island, incorporating a new set of vintage photographs to guide the story. “Ransom draws inspiration from photography, and he’s already collected more than a thousand images to help illuminate the story of the sequel,” says Jason Rekulak, Quirk’s creative director. “Based on what he’s shared so far, I think we’ll be following these characters to some very peculiar places.”
The vintage photos are just one element of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children that has garnered the book critical acclaim and has led it to be chosen as one of Amazon’s Best Books of the Year So Far as well as an IndieBound Summer Pick. “The vintage-photo bug bit me hard while I was writing Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” says author Ransom Riggs, “and I've been collecting like a madman ever since. I think the photos in the second book will be even better than those in the first, and more exotic, too. It looks like the peculiar children have quite a journey ahead of them!”
ERIC SMITH is the cofounder of Geekadelphia, a popular blog covering all-that-is-geek in the City of Brotherly Love, as well as the Philadelphia Geek Awards, an annual awards show held at the Academy of Natural Sciences. He’s written for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Weekly, and Philly.com