A peculiar peril / Jeff VanderMeer ; pictures by Jeremy Zerfoss.

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  • Author(s): VanderMeer, Jeff, authorZerfoss, Jeremy, illustrator
  • Language:
    English
  • Publication Information:
    New York : Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020.
  • Publication Date:
    2020
  • Physical Description:
    632 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
  • Series:
    The misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead; volume one
  • Publication Type:
    Book
  • Document Type:
    Fiction
  • Subject Terms:
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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The first book in a two-volume fantasy about a teenaged boy who inherits his grandfather's mansion and discovers three strange doors, evidence his grandfather did not die of natural causes but spectacularly unnatural ones, and clues to the family's tiesto an alternate Europe immersed in a war fought with strange tech and dark magic"-- Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Ages 12-18. Farrar Straus Giroux.
    • ISBN:
      9780374308865
      0374308861
    • Accession Number:
      2019037060
    • Accession Number:
      fay.703727
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      VANDERMEER, J.; ZERFOSS, J. A peculiar peril. First edition. [s. l.]: Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020. ISBN 9780374308865. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      VanderMeer J, Zerfoss J. A Peculiar Peril. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux; 2020. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727
    • APA:
      VanderMeer, J., & Zerfoss, J. (2020). A peculiar peril (First edition.). Farrar Straus Giroux.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      VanderMeer, Jeff, and Jeremy Zerfoss. 2020. A Peculiar Peril. First edition. The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead: Volume One. Farrar Straus Giroux. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727.
    • Harvard:
      VanderMeer, J. and Zerfoss, J. (2020) A peculiar peril. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux (The misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead: volume one). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      VanderMeer, J & Zerfoss, J 2020, A peculiar peril, First edition., The misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead: volume one, Farrar Straus Giroux, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      VanderMeer, Jeff, and Jeremy Zerfoss. A Peculiar Peril. First edition., Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      VanderMeer, Jeff, and Jeremy Zerfoss. A Peculiar Peril. First edition. The Misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead: Volume One. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      VanderMeer J, Zerfoss J. A peculiar peril [Internet]. First edition. Farrar Straus Giroux; 2020 [cited 2020 Sep 26]. (The misadventures of Jonathan Lambshead: volume one). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.703727

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2020 June #1

*Starred Review* Adult best-selling author VanderMeer (Annihilation, 2014) turns to YA in this elaborate fantasy that in reality will enamor adult readers as much as teens. Taking the peculiar darkness of Ransom Riggs' Miss Peregrine series and the absurd humor and wit of Terry Pratchett, VanderMeer dreams up a wholly original tale, filled with complexity, imagination, and talking marmots. Here readers step into a multiverse, where different worlds are connected by magical doors, protected by the secret Order of the Third Door. Most people live their entire lives none the wiser, but 16-year-old Jonathan Lambshead gets pulled into the Order's sphere and a larger magical war upon the death of his eccentric grandfather, whose house of oddities and legacy as an Order member is left to the young man. The reader is tossed into a bewilderingly strange alternate Earth called Aurora, along with Jonathan and his two friends, Rack and Danny. Chapters focus among a variety of magicians, spies, beasts, and historical figures (Jules Verne, Napoleon, and Aleister Crowley, to name a few) set on new trajectories, gradually bringing these disparate players into a unified narrative. It's a wild ride that requires a few leaps of faith from readers, but they're in good hands with VanderMeer, who has a sequel in the works for those who emerge victorious from Aurora. Grades 9-12. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

PW Reviews 2020 June #1

Jonathan Lambshead plans to spend his summer inventorying the English countryside manor of his dead grandfather, Dr. Thackery "Thwack" Lambshead—a task the 16-year-old orphan must complete before inheriting Thwack's estate. Assisting are classmate Danielle Rackham, 17, and her adopted brother, Dirk Wulf Rackham—a grad student with a prosthetic left leg and a damaged right foot. Thwack left Jonathan cryptic instructions regarding bird-children, a quest, and the Order of the Third Door, which Jonathan suspects are dementia-inspired nonsense. Then he finds a portal to Aurora, an alternate Earth full of talking animals and vegetables where warlock Aleister Crowley (aided by his bat-monster familiar and Napoleon's disembodied head) intends to capture an alchemical energy source and use its power to become Lord of Everything—actual Earth included—unless Jonathan and company can stop him. First in a duology, adult author VanderMeer's sprawling YA debut offers a riotous, slyly sophisticated take on the hero's journey. Boldly drawn characters, sublimely ridiculous worldbuilding, and a witty, prismatic narrative further distinguish the unique tale. Ages 12–up. Agent: Sally Harding, CookeMcDermid. (July)

Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly.