Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
by Jonathan Auxier
380 pages of exciting adventure, fantasy and determination
A great middle grade read
What a grand adventure; funny, scary, prophetic and imaginative. Peter Nimble has been blind all his life. Because he is blind, his other senses provide information the rest of us don’t even notice – the smells of stones and of wealth, the sound of beating hearts and of friendship. These abilities lead him to becoming an extraordinary thief; perhaps the best thief in all the world. He can pick any lock. At the end of one particularly difficult lock-picking challenge he discovers a box containing six amazing eggs. The yolks of these eggs turn out to be three sets of fantastic eyes that launch Peter on a journey. From gold, to onyx to emerald, Peter moves from world to world and shape to shape on a quest to help the writer of the note that may have come from the Vanished Kingdom.
“Kings aplenty, princes few,
The ravens scattered and seas withdrew.
Only a stranger may bring relief,
But darkness will reign, unless he’s …”
Each step of the way is hard but Peter knows he has a friend, Sir Tode. He has the fantastic eyes which will be all that he needs if he uses them only when the time is right. And he knows the person he is now is the reason this quest is part of his destiny. It is his true nature that will lead him through each problem he encounters.
One page will lead you to the next and the next and the next. You won’t be able to put this adventure down – enjoy this unique story from cover to cover