Who is Rasom Riggs ?
Riggs had collRiggs was born in Maryland in 1979 on a 200-year-old farm, and grew up in Florida, where he attended Pine View School for the Gifted. He studied English literature at Kenyon College, and studied film at theUniversity of Southern California.ected 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, and was adapted into the 2016 film of the same name.
- The Sherlock Holmes Handbook: The Methods and Mysteries of the World’s Greatest Detective.
- Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.
- Talking Pictures: Images and Messages Rescued from the Past.
- Hollow City: The Second Novel of Miss Peregrine’s Children.
- Library of Souls (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children #3).
When his beloved grandfather leaves Jake clues to a mystery that spans different worlds and times, he finds a magical place known as Miss Peregrine’s School for Peculiar Children. But the mystery and danger deepen as he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers – and their terrifying enemies. Ultimately, Jake discovers that only his own special peculiarity can save his new friends. Based on the novel “Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children,” written by Ransom Riggs.
- Jacob Portman — 16 years old; main character. Jacob’s peculiarity is to see hollowgasts.
- Abraham Portman — Abraham is Jacob’s grandfather. Like Jacob, he had the peculiarity of seeing hollowgasts. When Abraham was living in the loop, his sweetheart was Emma Bloom. He left the loop to fight, and Abraham spent his adult life traveling the world defeating hollowgasts whenever he could, but kept it a secret from his family. When Abraham is killed by a hollowgast, Jacob goes into a deep depression, leading his parents to hire Dr. Golan as a psychiatrist and also leading to Jacob learning about his peculiar ancestry.
- Bronwyn Bruntley — appears as a teenager. Bronwyn is imbued with incredible strength like her brother Victor. She is almost like the motherly figure for the wards.
- Claire Densmore — appears as a little girl with long golden locks that covers her extra mouth at the back of her head. She uses this mouth to eat.
- Emma Bloom — Appears as a teenager. Emma is capable of making fire with her hands. In the book and the movie, she is Jacob’s love interest. She was Abe Portman’s sweetheart before he left the time loop. In the movie, Emma’s peculiarity is switched with Olive’s, and therefore is controlling air.
- Enoch O’Connor — 117 to 118 years old. Enoch can bring dead creatures, including humans, back to life for a short time.
- Horace Somnusson — appears as a teenager. Horace is capable of having prophetic dreams. He is a follower of fashion, and is commonly seen in suit and tie with a top hat and a monicle.
- Fiona Frauenfeld — appears as a teenager. Fiona has an affinity for plants and can make them grow or die and has immunity to most poisons and toxins. She keeps herself in an unkempt state, in some respects like her beloved plants.
- Hugh Apiston — appears as a teenager. Hugh has empathy with bees. He stores them in his stomach to protect them and can command them when they are released. Hugh is famously Fiona’s love interest, as she is his. The other peculiars consider that since he controls bees and she controls plants, their mutual attraction is natural.
- Millard Nullings — 87 years old. Millard appears as a young adolescent in the time loop and has the extraordinary peculiarity of invisibility. Unfortunately, he is always invisible, but he wears clothes most of the time. He is also extremely well-versed in all things peculiar.
- Olive Abroholos Elephanta — She appears as a little girl in the book, and as a teenager in the movie. She is lighter than air and will float away if she isn’t weighted down or attached to a rope.
- Victor Bruntley — appears as a teenager. Like his sister, Victor also has super strength. He was killed by a hollowgast before the start of the series and his body was kept in a bedroom upstairs until they buried him.
- Franklin Portman — Franklin is Jacob’s father, who is married to Maryann Portman. He always had a difficult relationship with his father and assumed he was having a long-term affair when he was gone from the house. He gets obsessed with one topic or another and starts writing books about them, but never finishes them. He is the only person to go with Jacob to Wales.
- Maryann Portman — Maryann is Jacob’s mother and Franklin Portman’s wife. She grew up in a rich family and still holds onto her materialistic ways. She is not a very loving mother, putting her socialite life ahead of comforting her son. However, she is still very protective of Jacob.
- Susan Portman — Susan is Jacob’s beloved aunt. She gives him his grandfather’s copy of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poems, which leads Jacob to his quest in Wales.
- Eva Green as Miss Alma LeFay Peregrine, the strict but caring and beloved headmistress of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children with the ability to transform into a peregrine falcon.
- Asa Butterfield as Jacob “Jake” Portman, a 16-year old American teenager who visits Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children and is given the task/promise to protect the Peculiar Children.
- Chris O’Dowd as Franklin Portman, Jake’s father who had a troubled relationship with Abraham.
- Terence Stamp as Abraham Portman, Jake’s late grandfather who dies mysteriously and without warning.
- Callum Wilson as a young Abraham Portman, a teenager who has the peculiarity to talk to Hollows and see Wights through their disguises.
- Judi Dench as Miss Esmeralda Avocet, the headmistress of Miss Avocet’s Home for Peculiar Children who escapes to Miss Peregrine’s after the Wights and Hollows invade her time loop and kill her children. She can also transform into an avocet bird.
- Kim Dickens as Mrs. Portman, Jake’s mother.
The Peculiar Children
- Ella Purnell as Emma Bloom, an aerokinetic teenager who can control air and create liquid bubbles. She must be weighted or tethered to prevent her from floating away.
- Lauren McCrostie as Olive Abroholos Elephanta, a pyrokinetic teenager.
- Cameron King as Millard Nullings, an invisible boy.
- Pixie Davies as Bronwyn Buntley, an inhumanly strong child.
- Georgia Pemberton as Fiona Frauenfeld, a preteen who can control and maintain plants.
- Finlay MacMillan as Enoch O’Connor, a teenager who can resurrect those dead for a limited time.
- Milo Parker as Hugh Apiston, a preteen who has a beehive live in his stomach.
- Raffiella Chapman as Claire Densmore, a girl with an extra mouth hidden in the back of her hair.
- Hayden Keeler-Stone as Horace Somusson, a boy with prophetic dreams.
- Joseph and Thomas Odwell as the Masked Twins
- Louis Davison as Victor Buntley, the late brother of Bronwyn Buntley – killed by a Hollow as he had his sister’s peculiarity.
- Samuel L. Jackson as Mr. Barron, the leader of the Wights – immortal human creatures that hunt and kill peculiars with their physical abilities and disguises.
- Allison Janney as Dr. Golan, Jake’s psychiatrist, a disguise of Mr. Barron.
- Rupert Everett as an unnamed ornithologist, a disguise of Mr. Barron.
- Jack Brady as Mr. Clark, one of the Wights.
- Philip Philmar as Mr. Archer, one of the Wights.
- Scott Handy as Mr. Gleeson, one of the Wights.
- Helen Day as Miss Edwards, one of the Wights.
|Directed by||Tim Burton|
|Screenplay by||Jane Goldman|
|Based on||Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
by Ransom Riggs