Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes (Paperback)

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"Peter Nimble, an unfortunate orphan whose eyes were pecked out by ravens as a wee babe, has grown into a master thief due to his hard luck upbring as a blind toddler on the streets.  But when he steals a box of magical eyes of onyx, gold, and emerald, he finds himself, unexpectedly and suddenly on an impossible quest to save a lost kingdom- a quest that seems strangely suited to an eyeless boy with a brilliant knack for theft."

— Meghan

"This fantasy quest starring Peter Nimble–an unfortunate, eyeless orphan
turned master thief who ends up on an impossible journey to save a lost
kingdom–is truly charming in a delightfully old-fashioned way."

— Meghan G.

About the Author


Jonathan Auxier is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard,and Sweep. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Praise For…


"The fast-paced, episodic story, accompanied by Auxier’s occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is inventive, unpredictable, and—like its hero—nimble."
— Publishers Weekly

"This fantasy-adventure has a classic-storytelling flavor... Readers will enjoy the unique Peter, whose adventures, from facing and overcoming hardships to discovering the true meaning of heroism, make for an absorbing debut."
— Booklist

"The lightning-fast pace and terrifically engaging protagonists make this an ideal suggestion for reluctant readers and young fantasy fans."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses.”
— Kirkus Reviews


Product Details
ISBN: 9781419704215
ISBN-10: 1419704214
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
Publication Date: November 1st, 2012
Pages: 400
Language: English