Study Guide

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Appearances

By Ransom Riggs


Believe it or not, people were editing their photos way before Photoshop. Check out some of these vintage photos from as far back as the mid-1800s. The pictures of ghosts, men juggling their own heads, and cars made out of giant fish are just as peculiar, if not more so, than the peculiar photographs in Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. Now that we've read that book, though, we have to wonder if these photos were made using tricks at all. What if they're all of truly peculiar people?

Questions About Appearances

  1. Do Emma and the other characters look like you picture them from the text? In other words, how do the words and images match up for you? If there are ways in which they don't, what changes would you make to sync them?
  2. What do you think Jacob looks like? Why isn't there a picture of him in the book?
  3. Miss Peregrine's home goes from dilapidated, to beautiful, to destroyed again. How does the appearance of Miss Peregrine's house reflect the mood of the story?

Chew on This

Both the peculiar children and the wights have to alter their appearance and the way they act in order to fit into the real world.

Jacob doesn't just resemble his grandfather in personality, he also resembles him physically, like Grandpa's younger clone. Now that would be peculiar.

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