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Title:
The conference of the birds
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9780735231504
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321 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
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An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries. Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman's story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds, the next installment of the beloved, bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.
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The brand-new book in the #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series!

With his dying words, H--Jacob Portman's final connection to his grandfather Abe's secret life entrusts Jacob with a mission: Deliver newly con­tacted peculiar Noor Pradesh to an operative known only as V. Noor is being hunted. She is the subject of an ancient prophecy, one that foretells a looming apocalypse. Save Noor--Save the future of all peculiardom.

With only a few bewildering clues to follow, Jacob must figure out how to find V, the most enigmatic, and most powerful, of Abe's former associates. But V is in hiding and she never, ever, wants to be found.

With enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman's story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds , the newest installment of the beloved, #1 bestselling Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series.


Author Notes

Ransom Riggs is a writer and filmmaker. He was born in Marland in 1980 and attended the Pine View School for the Gifted in Florida. He studied English literature at Kenyon College and studied film at the University of Southern California. His work on short films for the Internet and blogging for Mental Floss magazine got him a job writing The Sherlock Holmes Handbook which was released as a tie-in to the 2009 Sherlock Holmes film. Riggs had collected curious vernacular photographs and approached his publisher, Quirk Books, about using some of them in a picture book. On the suggestion of an editor, Riggs used the photographs as a guide from which to put together a narrative. The resulting book was Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children which made The New York Times Best Seller list.

One of his other books inspired by old photographs entitled Taking Pictures was published in 2012. Hollow City, the sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children, also made The New York Times Best Seller List.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

The pulse-pounding fifth volume of the Miss Peregrine's Peculiar Children series continues storylines introduced in Map of Days (2018) pertaining to the growing tensions between America's peculiar gangs, as well as Jacob's rescue of Noor, a powerful teen peculiar and possible player in an ancient prophecy. Miss Peregrine's brood reconvenes in Devil's Acre, where they try to decipher the original prophecy and puzzle out how to get Noor safely to an old associate of Abe's known only as V. Meanwhile, as Miss Peregrine and the other ymbrynes endeavor to broker peace between the American gangs, a jailbreak in Devil's Acre throws a wrench in the proceedings. While this book has the clear purpose of staging something epic involving the villainous Caul and the fate of peculiardom, it is more than a placeholder. Character relationships are interestingly developed, lost friends are found, boundaries tested, and more surprising history is revealed. Riggs, as always, adeptly integrates vintage photos to further cultivate the eerie atmosphere of the narrative. After this installment's dramatic ending, readers can only hope the next one isn't long in coming.--Julia Smith Copyright 2020 Booklist