Peter Nimble And His Fantastic Eyes
  • Peter Nimble And His Fantastic Eyes
  • Peter Nimble And His Fantastic Eyes
  • Peter Nimble And His Fantastic Eyes
ISBN: 1419704214
EAN13: 9781419704215
Language: English
Release Date: Nov 1, 2012
Pages: 400
Dimensions: 1.3" H x 8.2" L x 5.5" W
Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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

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   Brilliant
I read this with my 11 year old daughter. I grew tired of the not challenging books they send her home with from school. She reads at a high school level and this book was perfect for her. Just the right amount of difficulty in the vocabulary. Sometimes I would have to read several to catch her up, so we could talk about it. I loved character development and the different perspectives on storytelling. I recommend this if you like adventure books and intriguing stories.
 
5
   Not just for kids
I must still be a child because I loved this book so that it is not just a child story ; it is also an escapist, thrilling but uplifting adventure for adults. Starting the novel, I was concerned about the emergence of an unrepentant thief as the protagonist..., but the story was so completely justified and even redeemed the use that I would almost aspire to the skills Peter had. Alas, I am too clumsy, have blunt fingers and stunted senses secondary to seeing vision, so that I am afraid that this goal is unrealistic. If you are going into the pages of this book, prepare to add a new world to your soul bank. And lessons about courage, commitment, consequences and life choices taught subtly. Heartily '' recommend this book for you or for children of all ages on your Christmas list. ... and it is a bargain!
 
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   Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
This is the best book in the world, it is great for children of all ages. I read it once in the fifth grade and now in the second grade I read it again and I still love it!
 
5
   A Quite Enjoyable Read
I really enjoyed Peter Nimble ''. While this is a book for children, my wife and I are still intrigued by the story. Overall, a fantastic story ''.
 
5
   awesome
I was so hooked on this book that I read it well after my father, to get food. And could not stop at night.
 
5
   best book
This is a very good book with interesting detail and action and adventure. It was very well written, I liked it a lot.
 
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   I thoroughly enjoyed it, except for one really important aspect of ...
This is a very imaginative book for the middle age. I loved it thoroughly, except for a really important aspect of the ending, for which I do not care at all.
 
5
   A lady reader and her fantastic story
With a whimsical mix of real fiction and fantasy, Auxier creates colorful characters, vivid scenes and captivating events that inspire sympathy, relate humor, and makes you root loudly for the hero and wildly boo the villain, something you probably shouldn't do in public if you care about what others think of you. True lovers of these kinds of stories are, however, often just the kind of people who don 't care about what others think, so root or boo as you feel comfortable. Based on the ages 8 -- 14, recommended for ages 8 -- 14.
 
5
   At last, goodbye to Wimpy Kid
My 8 year old son was addicted to the Wimpy Kid books. Finally, this book broke that addiction and he took every opportunity to read it. When I hid it for misbehaving, he helped me with every chore to be able to read it dutifully to be able to continue. The plot is sophisticated and the language is far more intricate than anything my son has ever read before. Even so, he completed this 400-page book within a week. That is the true magic of Peter Nimble.
 
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   This book review was written by my 13 year old who has enjoyed the book since age 8
Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes is a wonderful fantasy book for people ages 8 -- . The author has a wonderful talent, as is evident by his use of suspense, character development and creativity. The book has thrilling plot twists all over, and all his characters develop in some way or another whether they turn out to be backstabber traitors or loyal friends. He also knows how to build suspense, for example when Peter and everyone else split to go and make an end of the evil Baron and free all the adults from his curse. Auxier's use of suspense is part of why I enjoyed reading this book so much and still have a great deal of affection for it. It does have some scary parts involving talking apes, clockwork armor and a few other things. That is all part of the creativity that makes this story come together.
 
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