Heavy Hold’s Alert: MISS PEREGRINE’S…

Wendy Bartlett, Collection Development Manager, Cuyahoga P.L. emailed us about a YA title that is taking off,

I think the word is out among teens about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (Quirk Books). We’d ordered enough for a single copy for most of our branches and then I doubled it. I just checked holds and was amazed to find 91 waiting. I’m buying enough to cover the holds, plus additional copies so the book will be available for browsing.

Cuyahoga isn’t the only one; other large libraries we checked are showing holds as high as 200, with ratios ranging from 10:1 to 20:1.

USA Today covered the book recently on their PopCandy blog, which mentions that film rights were recently sold to 20th Century Fox.

The book, true to the spirit of its publisher, Quirk Books (the folks responsible for starting the monster mashup craze with Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), is based on a series of eerie vintage photos collected by the author (more on how the book came to be in this AP story).

Published as a YA title, it debuted on the NYT Children’s Chapter Books Best Seller list at #7 last week, moving up to #5 on the 7/3/11 list.

Author Riggs, who is a filmmaker, created this atmospheric book trailer for it:

There’s even a “making of” the trailer video:

One Response to “Heavy Hold’s Alert: MISS PEREGRINE’S…”

  1. Mary Says:

    I’m very excited to read Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. It looks so good! The film trailer was very well done.