The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods
This is the story of a sleepy town called Suds. A place where stories fill the air of children who keep turning grey and disappearing without a trace…
Poppy and Erasmus are certain there's something peculiar going on in Suds, and they're determined to unravel its secrets. But when they discover the answers might lie in the darking and twisting woods, can they find the cour...more
Also, what was Erasmus's plan to deal with the Peggs? And why didn't he want Poppy to follow him? (hide spoiler)]
I was utterly absorbed in the story and didn't want it to end. I hope Samuel J. Halpin continues writing because I loved this!
The illustrations by Hannah Peck were also lovely, a great addition to the story. ...more
This book is a bundle of everything, adventure+tragedy+magic+Horror+Love+Longing+Friendship and many more!
Its not a children book, should be read by everyone to feel the warmth and tenderness of writing and subtlety. Reads like a bed time story, tells the story on so many levels.
Just one wish, wished it wasn't over yet :'( ...more
Samuel J. Halpin takes us to Suds- a sleepy town with unexplainable disappearances of children from all over the town. Poppy is visiting the town to stay over with her grandmother when she meets Erasmus who tell her all about these disappearances. This is when they decide to solve the biggest mystery in town. But the secret to all of it lies in the Riddling Woods where Peculiar Peggs live in a mi ...more
Update: After thinking about it more and more, I have to give this one a 4 stars! :)
This book is nothing like you have ever read. It’s so unique and it’s rich with imagination. It’s adventurous and enjoyable! Like I had so much fun reading it.
What I like:
- The whole imagination of this book. Like I don’t know if this is a retelling of a fairytale or not, but it’s great and magical.
- The characters are enjoyable! I adore Poppy, Erasmus and Misty. But POPPY! She loves AGATHA CHRISTIE... ...more
I have been on and off trying to write a review for this book, but I just can't seem to get things right, so I will be writing a good/not so good review instead. I am sure I can do that.
-The town of Suds. It seemed like such a quaint little town but there is something much darker and sinister going on. I loved how the author described the town, the little shops, the w ...more
'.... 1. All the clothes must be brought off the washing line (even if wet) before six o' clock. ..... "
The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods is about a town - Suds - where children have been mysteriously disappearing for a long time. Poppy arrives in this town to live with her grandma who makes her follow these strange rules, and soon she befriends the weird Erasmus. Both of them team up ...more
When Poppy visits her grandmother in the town of Suds, she quickly realises that something peculiar is going on - from stories of disappearing children, to old wives’ tales about never dusting the window sills, t ...more
Sometimes, book covers and titles deceive you. But the title of this book is not deceiving at all. It's more like spooky and mysterious. Just as the story line.
It was kind of slow paced but the mystery and suspense was maintained so well throughout the book until the end...when the big revelation came through. The imagination of the author, I could feel it through t ...more
This book gives all the feel of a chilling ...more
Children have been going missing for years in Suds and Erasmus and Poppy take it upon themselves to investigate why. Not everything is as it seems in Suds & Poppy’s gran seems to have her wits about her with her four house rules.
The folklore/fairytale aspect of this story was amazing. I highly recommend this!
To be fair I couldn’t fault this book. It was all rather magica ...more
The Peculiar Peggs of Riddling Woods is one of the most endearing middle-grade mysteries I've read in a long time. The story is wonderfully dark whilst still full of humour and emotion. The perfect book for a youngster who may be intrigued by the idea of a grim, intriguing fairytale.
I'm confident in saying that Halpin wrote a book that could compete with classics like Roah ...more
The stories of the Peggs, Erasmus and his mother and Poppy and her father were woven together well and I liked the little details like the magic ...more
Poppy was a bit of a peculiar (heh) character who seemed to go along with things super quickly without any questioning; ...more
I loved the mix of fairy tales & local wives tales that put together helped Poppy get over the anxiety she had felt since her mother died, to help her friends.
Young Erasmus is a quirky character I felt quite deserved a book to himself.
With a pig called Churchill, a dog, a large catfish & witches who fly through the sky in a wash basket, this amazing legend of a book will have readers of all ages reading under their bed covers wit ...more