Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

By Jonathan Auxier

Peter Nimble and His very good Eyes is the definitely beguiling story of a blind 10-year-old orphan who has been schooled in a lifetime of thievery. One fateful afternoon, he steals a field from a mysterious touring haberdasher—a field that includes 3 pairs of magical eyes. whilst he attempts the 1st pair, he's immediately transported to a hidden island, the place he's awarded with a distinct quest: to shuttle to the damaging Vanished country and rescue a humans in desire. together with his unswerving sidekick—a knight who has been become an unlucky mixture of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling experience to find his actual destiny.

Praise for Peter Nimble and His outstanding Eyes
“I completely enjoyed this book…As quickly as I learn the outlet traces of the ebook, i used to be hooked.” – WIRED’s Geed Dad blog

“Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical story quicken the senses.” – Kirkus

“The fast moving, episodic tale, observed via Auxier's occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is creative, unpredictable, and--like its hero--nimble.” – Publishers Weekly

Peter Nimble and His significant Eyes is as pleasant a mystical tale as readers a long time 9-14 will wish to discover. fully captivating.” – The Wall road Journal’s Bookshelf

“In his debut novel, Auxier writes a charmingly good written tale with a dismal aspect and exciting twists in language and plot to trap and retain the eye of even the main reluctant reader.” – Library Media Connection

Awards and Honors:
2011 ABC New Voices venture Choice
2011 BookPage most sensible e-book of 2011, heart Grade

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They can make out the shapes of our bodies scattered one of the wreckage—casualties from each side. A path of corpses led clear of the border and disappeared in the back of a financial institution. “Looks just like the battle’s moved inland,” the knight stated, steerage them on. As they approached, 100 violent sounds swirled throughout the air below—metal amazing claw, beak tearing flesh, stones crushing bone. not able to determine throughout the sandy gusts, the pair permit their imaginations fill within the grim info. person voices have been turning into transparent now. Sir Tode may listen the thief named Twiddlesticks shouting orders above the din: “Clip away, friends! Tear up your skivvies in case you have to! simply preserve them pigeons down! ” It seemed like the thieves had used up all their nets and have been resorting to creating sacks from no matter what scraps of fabric they can locate. there have been smaller voices relocating extra fast during the cloud. “Ravens set up! ” considered one of them squawked. Simon’s talons gripped the sting of the basket. It have been decades considering the fact that he had heard that caw. “Captain Amos,” he whispered. one other widely used voice rang out. “Slash these canvases! We needs to loose our brothers! ” “And Titus? ” Simon used to be now beside himself. “Make haste, Sir Tode! ” “I’m attempting, yet those blasted winds hold knocking us again! ” Sir Tode bit down on a few rigging and pulled together with his complete weight. “Can you are making out who’s profitable? ” Simon blinked, attempting to pay attention. “Our numbers sound depleted. Ravens depend upon a unmarried chief to steer them in conflict, yet thieves are disorganized and unpredictable—I worry this chaos is operating to the traitors’ virtue. ” He loosed an nervous breath. “Still, Captain Amos is a brilliant warrior. so long as he's at the wing, Justice will succeed. ” The knight used to be now not so convinced. It sounded to his ear just like the thieves have been having considerably extra enjoyable than the birds. there has been a giddy aspect to their shouts of “Revenge! ” and “Get ’em! ” that made him apprehensive. The flying desktop broke in the course of the eye of the hurricane, finally revealing the conflict. Feathers and flesh coated the dunes. at once under, they observed a good pit packed with canvas sacks. The ravens contained in the luggage have been thrashing madly, attempting to claw their method loose. “They’re taking the birds prisoner? ” Sir Tode used to be pressured. “It is extra effective for the thieves to trap the ravens first and kill them later,” Simon defined. “When our numbers fall low sufficient, they'll commence the executions. ” From the appearance of items, that second was once quick forthcoming. Captain Amos and his troops attempted to loose their captive brothers, yet each try simply ended in extra losses. The pit of baggage was once quickly becoming a pile. The birds rotated round for one more assault, however the thieves have been prepared. A dozen males leapt out from hiding spots, luggage in hand. “Got one! ” Twiddlesticks used to be rolling at the flooring, attempting to stuff a fowl into his sack. It was once Captain Amos. “Leave me! ” he referred to as to his troops. “You needs to unfastened your brothers! ” He twisted his physique round, attempting to holiday free. yet no had he seemed up than he went nonetheless.

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