Yen Press Announces Graphic Novel Adaptation of Ransom Riggs's Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children

SAN DIEGO, CA (7/14/2012) — Yen Press, the graphic novel imprint of Hachette Book Group, announced yesterday that it has acquired world rights to publish a graphic novel adaptation of Ransom Riggs's #1 New York Times bestselling novel, Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children.

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children follows sixteen-year-old Jacob, who, after a family tragedy, journeys to a remote Welsh island. There he discovers the crumbling ruins of the titular home. There are hints, however, that the children who lived in it may have been not just peculiar but dangerous, and they may still be alive.

Ransom Riggs said of the announcement: "As a long-time fan of graphic novels and manga, 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' 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.”

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children will be a single-volume graphic novel adaptation, and is slated for release in 2013.

Yen Press is dedicated to publishing graphic novels and manga in all formats and for all ages, creating a diverse list of books that represents the best in manga and graphic novels from around the world. In 2011, Yen Press became the #2 largest manga publisher in the US based on market share. It has had over 77 New York Times bestsellers since its launch in 2007, including Stephenie Meyer's Twilight: The Graphic Novel, James Patterson's Maximum Ride series, and market leading licenses from Japan for series such as Black Butler by Yana Toboso and Soul Eater by Atsushi Ohkubo. Visit us at

Hachette Book Group (HBG) is a leading trade publisher based in New York and a division of Hachette Livre, the second-largest publisher in the world. HBG publishes under the divisions of Little, Brown and Company, Little Brown Books for Young Readers, Grand Central Publishing, Orbit, Hachette Nashville, and Hachette Digital.

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