Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Paperback)
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"Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes" is the utterly beguiling tale of a blind 10-year-old orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island, where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need. Along with his loyal sidekick a knight who has been turned into an unfortunate combination of horse and cat and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.
Praise for "Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes"
I absolutely loved this book As soon as I read the opening lines of the book, I was hooked. "WIRED"'s "Geed Dad" blog
Auxier has a juggler's dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses. "Kirkus"
The fast-paced, episodic story, accompanied by Auxier's occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is inventive, unpredictable, and--like its hero--nimble. "Publishers Weekly"
"Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes" is as delightful a magical story as readers ages 9-14 will hope to find. Wholly captivating. "The Wall Street Journal's Bookshelf"
In his debut novel, Auxier writes a charmingly well written story with a dark edge and entertaining twists in language and plot to capture and keep the attention of even the most reluctant reader. "Library Media Connection"
Awards and Honors:
2011 ABC New Voices Project Choice
2011 BookPage Best Book of 2011, Middle Grade
About the Author
Jonathan Auxier, raised in Canada, now lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he works as a screenwriter. This is his first novel. You can visit him online at TheScop.com.