Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

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Grades 5 - 8Grades 3 - 6n/a5.789609

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is the utterly beguiling tale of a ten-year-old blind 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.
“Jonathan Auxier’s strange and inventive debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a beautiful adventure told in a dashing and assured voice. It’s Little Nemo in Slumberland meets Oliver Twist. I enjoyed it tremendously.” —Audrey Niffenegger, author of the bestseller The Time Traveler’s Wife

Hardcover, 400 pages
Published on August 1, 2011 by Harry N. Abrams
ISBN-10: 1419700251
ISBN-13: 9781419700255
10 Book Reviews
  • bean_boy
    bean_boyover 3 years55 stars
    Have you ever seen a blind person on the street and thought "I wonder how they do it (live)?" well I sure do. Peter Nimble is exactly about that following the life of a thief who goes by the name of well... Peter Nimble, who is a blind kid. When I bought the book and read the first few pages I wasn't very hooked on because the book isn't really what I'm used to reading, but 2 minutes later I was hooked! This book is great from the plot to the humour, it was one of the most funky books I've ever read, and it made me laugh quite a bit. Mr.Auxier did a wonderful job of portraying the story through smell and touch rather than sight because of the main character's disability. Something I find as a junior writer in school hard to do. Kindness, and bravery are all messages n this masterpiece. 5/5 stars for this book! I recommend this for ages 8+ and for kids wanting a fresh new read! Your pal, bean_boy.
    • sasmitatangudu
      sasmitatanguduover 4 years
      this book is great
      • Bunnyover 4 years
        One of the best books I have ever read. Right after "Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure".
        • lollypop310
          lollypop310over 5 years
          This book is amazing i absolutely loved it. I would definetly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a book with a mix of adventure and mystery
          • lollypop310
            lollypop310over 5 years
            This book is amazing I would definetly recommend IT to anyone who wants to read a good book
            • krg8901
              krg8901about 6 years44 starsFeatured
              Book Review: Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by: Jonathan Auxier in my opinion is well written. The author found a great way to show character traits, the book shows scenes that show characters traits with their actions, thinking, and dialogue. The novel brings out the good, bad, and weak in characters. One of my favorite parts is when Peter Nimble (The main character.) helps the haberdasher’s zebra that scene shows Peters kindness, courage, bravery, strength, and skills. Another one of my favorite parts is when Peter meets Professor Cake and get the three pairs of fantastic eyes. My favorite character is the main character Peter Nimble. And one of my favorite quotes in the book is, “I’d give my hands up in a heartbeat, if it meant I could see.” Peter Nimble gladly said that. However the author didn’t always explain the setting with lots of detail, but I still managed to vision the setting. In conclusion I really enjoyed the book and would recommend it to a lot of my friends, I think they would really enjoy it.
              • gebheart
                gebheartabout 8 years55 stars
                This book is about a boy who is blind and a man gave the boy the eyes. the boy was trying to find the was in the box guess what was in the box !!! Correct EYES
                • gebheart
                  gebheartabout 8 years55 stars
                  This book is awesome !!!!
                  • mrsdecker
                    Mrs. Deckerabout 8 years44 stars
                    This book is a mix of Lemonny Snickett and Roald Dahl
                    • alex2002
                      alex2002over 8 years44 stars
                      it is a great book talking about the life of a blind orphan who gets missed treated by people and goes through many hard changes.