Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier

Published by Amulet Books
Published on August 1, 2011

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier follows its titular hero, Peter Nimble, as he quests to help a kingdom in need. Born an orphan and a victim of an accident that left him blind, Peter's life has been one hardship after another. Forced into thievery by his unfortunate situation, he is constantly trying to make peace with himself, all while imagining a life where he's actually happy. When he meets the mysterious, magical Haberdasher, a traveling salesman, Peter's dismal existence is transformed. Peter steals the Haberdasher's box, which is filled with Fantastic Eyes and pops a pair in his own eye sockets one day. He's magically transported to another land where he meets a cast of interesting characters and is sent on an endeavor to save a kingdom that vanished into thin air. This new life he's been plunged into reveals to Peter that he's so much more than a common thief.

This 381 page novel is filled with adventure and excitement. I'd recommend it to readers ages 10 to 12.

~Cassidy, Grade 10

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