At a panel at the San Diego Comic-Con International, Hachette Book Group graphic novel imprint Yen Press announced plans to publish an adaptation of Ransom Riggs’s bestselling novel, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, which has been on the New York Times children's chapter books list for more than a year. An artist for the one-volume graphic novel adaptation has not been announced; the book is scheduled to be published in 2013.
Originally published by Quirk Books in 2011, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is the story of Jacob, a 16-year-old who travels to a remote island after a family tragedy. He discovers the ruins of the home in the book’s title as well as indications that the “peculiar” children may be a lot more dangerous than merely strange.
A long-time fan of western comics and Japanese manga, Riggs said in a statement that “I'm thrilled about the adaptation of Miss Peregrine into graphic novel form, and doubly thrilled that Yen will be the creative powerhouse spearheading it."
Yen Press publishing director Kurt Hassler said, “If you're one of the unfortunate few who has not yet had the pleasure of reading Ransom Riggs's wonderful novel, I highly recommend putting a copy on your nightstand as quickly as possible. I wasn't two chapters in when I knew that this was a project Yen had to undertake, and we look forward to finding an artist to capture the spirit of this amazing story.”