The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Leah Gallo (Review)

9781594749438Title: The Art of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
Author: Leah Gallo
Type: Non-Fiction
Genre: Reference, Art
Publisher: Quirk Books
Date published: November 15, 2016
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 176
Source: Publisher

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A physical copy of this book was kindly provided by the publisher, in exchange for an honest review.

SummaryA stunning visual tour of Tim Burton’s Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children.

Tim Burton’s adaptation of the Ransom Riggs novel Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is one of the most anticipated films of the year—and this lavishly illustrated companion offers a thrilling behind-the-scenes look. Written and designed by two of Burton’s longtime collaborators, this book chronicles every step in the making of the film—from script development and casting to concept art, set design, costumes, visual effects, and much more. Filled with exclusive interviews, on-set photography, and special introductions by Tim Burton and Ransom Riggs, this deluxe hardcover volume is a terrific gift for peculiars of all ages!

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– MY REVIEW –

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This book was a pleasure to read! Even though I had never read the Miss Peregrine series by Ransom Riggs, I mean to, and I watched the film when it came out last September. I really enjoyed it, even though I was told that changes had been made to the original plot in order to alter it for the big screen. The plot was definitely quite satisfying for me to see played out, and another thing which stood out to me with this film, was just the colours and aesthetic.

unnamed (3)I always like flipping through art books which are companions to films I’ve enjoyed, especially if that film was very aesthetically pleasing for me. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, directed by Tim Burton (a director which I am also a fan of), was definitely one of those films. The art book is a fantastic size, and the pages are of the best quality. There are also bits written by Ransom Riggs and Tim Burton, which were fun and informative to read!

This is definitely a book I would go back to every now and again because it is as colourful as the film, and some parts of it also feature the scrapbook/photo album style found in the books (as far as I know). I am also a big fan of concept art, having always loved to see how certain images found in films and cartoons first came to be, and were then developed into the final product.

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I would say that this is a must have for those who loved the film, as well as those who have read the books! Like I said, I have not yet read the books, but my sister has, and she has also enjoyed reading, and soaking up the visuals found in, this book!

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– PURCHASE LINKS –

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More purchase links can be found on the Quirk Books website!

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THANK YOU FOR READING MY REVIEW! HAVE YOU READ THIS BOOK? WHAT DID YOU THINK? AND IF YOU HAVEN’T READ IT YET, DO YOU WANT TO, OR NOT? HOW COME? LET ME KNOW YOUR THOUGHTS IN THE COMMENTS BELOW!

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