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Kid View: Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier (Peter Nimble series, book #1)

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier without book jacket

Kid View: Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier (Peter Nimble series, book #1)

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Book Cover Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
Peter Nimble series
Jonathan Auxier
Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction, Middle Grades, Mystery
Amulet Books
August 1, 2011
400
10-12
Epic book!

 
Peter Nimble has been forced into a life of thievery, but what made him different is that he is blind. You might say blind? How could he be a thief?, but he was definitely a good thief, the greatest thief who ever lived to be exact. Though only being 10 years old, he wielded extraordinary senses that no one else had.
 
One day Peter steals a box from a traveling haberdasher and that's when his whole life changes. Inside the box are three pairs of eyes, upon trying on the first ones, Peter is magically transported to a hidden island. There he meets Sir Tode and Professor Cake, and embarks on an unforgettable and perilous journey to save the people of the Vanished Kingdom and find out who he was really meant to be.
 

 

Review

 
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is a great page turner that will keep you up late into the night. I absolutely LOVED this book! It was amazing! This book totally made it onto my Xav’s Favs list for 2017. Since I read before I go to bed, the novel had me turning the mysteries over and over in my head trying to figure out what was going on. I can’t say if I liked this book better than the other book by Jonathan Auxier, The Night Gardener, they both were totally epic, but I think I’m leaning more towards this one. Anyways I’ll be sure if Jonathan Auxier comes out with any new middle grade novels that I will read them as quick as possible.
 
A boy your age should know better than to consider anything impossible. -Jonathan Auxier,Peter Nimble and His fantastic Eyes
 
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is a fantasy fiction novel about a boy who tries to figure out who he truly is. It’s first book to the unforgettable Peter Nimble series (that is two books). Personally my favorite character is Sir Tode because he adds tons of humor to the story, I laughed out at least a million times (ok maybe I’m being a bit dramatic). There are so many twists and turns the story keeps changing before your eyes, you never see these things coming til they are right under your nose! Most of the book is set in the fantastical places, the Just Desert and the Vanished Kingdom, strangely both places seem very realistic and vivid with depth and dimension of its own. At the book’s heart, it is truly about friendship and courage, and this is shown many times throughout the plot. I think the perfect ages to read this book would be from 10 to 12, after 12 I think it might be a bit too young but it was just right for me! Overall Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is a great must-read for middle grades readers!
 
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier front cover
 
I don’t know how Jonathan Auxier does it, but I can tell he really has a knack for writing. Auxier has also written the books The Night Gardener and The Burning Tide (Spirit Animals: Fall of the Beasts series, book #4). I love Jonathan Auxier’s writing style a lot because it just really sucks you into the story to a point where you can’t put it down. So once again I have to say, this is a must-read for all middle grade readers!
 
P.S: I love the design on the cover without the book jacket! It is much more interesting than most books! <3<3
 
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier and me
 


 

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