Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes

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by Jonathan Auxier, Michael Page
     
 

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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… See more details below

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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.

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School Library Journal - Audio
Gr5–8—Jonathan Auxier's energetic story (Amulet Bks., 2011) is tailor-made for listening! It is reminiscent of classic fairy tales like Pinocchio, with a dash of Oliver Twist thrown in for good measure. Listeners are transported to the magical world of Peter Nimble who, as an infant, was set adrift, blinded by ravens, rescued by drunken sailors, and forced into a life of crime. The blind boy survives by becoming skilled in the art of thievery and picking locks. When Peter steals a box filled with three sets of magical eyes, he tries the first pair and suddenly is transported to a foreign land where an evil king rules, and his mission is to set things right. Listeners uncover the mystery along with Peter as the truth unfolds layer by fantastical layer. Michael Page's narration is exceptional. He portrays a variety of characters with myriad accents and dialects. His gravelly-voiced thieves, raspy ravens, and flighty sparrows are all credible and entertaining. This action-packed fantasy adventure with a fair amount of violence is a first-purchase choice.—Patty McClune, Conestoga Valley High School, Lancaster, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781455869602
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Edition description:
Unabridged
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 5.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Jonathan Auxier, raised in Canada, now lives with his wife in Los Angeles, where he works as a screenwriter. This is his first novel. You can visit him online at TheScop.com.

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