Ransom Riggs, best known for his series Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, has signed a deal for two new books with Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Books for Young Readers.
Tales of the Peculiar will be the first of these books — an illustrated collection of fairy tales set in the same universe as the Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children series — and is set for a Fall 2016 publication, meaning it will hit shelves before Tim Burton’s film adaptation of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is released in theaters. Riggs’ previous Miss Peregrine’s books were published with Quirk Books.
The second book in the deal is a still-untitled young adult novel which will be an “all-new work,” according to the press release. “I’m absolutely thrilled for the chance to work with the legendary Julie Strauss-Gabel and the whole Penguin Random House team, and to finally get these peculiar tales, which have been bouncing around my brain for years, down onto paper and out into the world.”
Strauss-Gabel, vice president and publisher of Dutton Books for Young Readers, calls Riggs, “undisputedly one of the most visionary authors publishing today.”
The film version of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is slated for a Dec. 25, 2016 release.