Jacob since he was a kid he had a very close relationship with his grandfather, Abraham Portman . When Jacob was a kid his grandpa used to tell him a lot of stories about his childhood life with amazing children that had special powers and how he survived from the monsters, no one believed those stories except Jacob. When Jacob started to grow into a teen he started to tell himself that all that stories were just fairytales.
One day Jacob recieved a call from his grandfather telling him that the monsters found him.
Jacob:Grandpa did you take your pills today? Abe: WHERE ARE MY GUNS,THEY FIND ME!!!!
He went to Abe's house to see if he was okay. Jacob found his grandfather dead in the woods. Abe's last words were to find the bird in the loop. He dind't know what to think he was in a shock. His parents took him to a brain shrinker. He started to have nightmares with monsters and her grandfather.
Jacob found a letter from Abe's orphans home from 15 years ago. Jacob and his dad go to Abraham's childhood island (Wales, U.K Britain) during vacation. Jacob's dad is very happy beacuse he can do a research about birds in Wales, while Jacob's purpose is to find answers about the orphans' home, his granfather's childhood and if those fairytales, who his grandfather used to tell him, were real.
Jacob went to the house and found nothing, all the house was destroyed and nobody lived there, so he started to look for people who had live a long time in the island know about what happen to the house. The answer was that the house and everyone inside it died in September third 1940. Jacob went to the house again to see if he finds something. Something wierd happen. He saw a girl in the house he chase the girl. Then while he was chasing her something strange happen when he entered in a wierd tunnel. He lost the girlso he return to town. Everything was different and he dind't recongized anyone. Everybody thought that Jacob was a spy, Jacob dind't understood what was happening. Then the girl that he saw in the house and some kind of invisible boy named Millard saved him and took him to the orphans' house, the girl named Emma told him that it was september 1940, Jacob dind't understood how did he travel in time.
Emma and Millard took Jacob to the house where he meets Miss Peregrine and the other peculiar children. Miss Peregrine explains somethings that Jacob wanted to know about Abe, the children and the place. Now he understood that he was in a loop in september third 1940.