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By Jonathan Auxier

Peter Nimble and His amazing Eyes is the totally 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 comprises 3 pairs of magical eyes. while he attempts the 1st pair, he's immediately transported to a hidden island, the place he's awarded with a distinct quest: to go back and forth to the damaging Vanished state and rescue a humans in desire. with his unswerving sidekick—a knight who has been changed into an unlucky mix of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling event to find his actual destiny.

Praise for Peter Nimble and His really good Eyes
“I totally enjoyed this book…As quickly as I learn the outlet traces of the e-book, 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, followed by way of Auxier's occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is artistic, unpredictable, and--like its hero--nimble.” – Publishers Weekly

Peter Nimble and His very good Eyes is as pleasant a paranormal tale as readers a long time 9-14 will wish to discover. absolutely captivating.” – The Wall highway Journal’s Bookshelf

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

Awards and Honors:
2011 ABC New Voices venture Choice
2011 BookPage top e-book of 2011, center Grade

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She cried. “Get the eyes to sea! ” She lobbed the bag over her head—it soared in a excessive arc and landed with a dash at his hooves. “Grab that bag! ” the king ordered. He had no thought what it used to be, yet judging from the princess’s desperation, it most likely contained a mystery weapon. A dozen adults obediently lunged for it, almost crushing Sir Tode underneath their shields. The knight wriggled loose with the fishhook in his the teeth. “En garde! ” he cried and swiped with all his may possibly. Adults round him howled and collapsed, clutching their nicked shins. Sir Tode looped the burgle-sack round his neck. “I shall go back, Your Majesty! ” He galloped prior his attackers and disappeared down the most hall. while Sir Tode promised the princess that he may go back, it used to be with a few imprecise concept that he could possibly locate reinforcements. once he reached the outer palace, although, he learned how most unlikely that may be. within the mins on the grounds that he had parted methods with the ravens, their crisis had became dire. It appeared that regardless of the place the birds flew there has been a javelin or mace ready to fulfill them. in contrast to the thieves, the apes didn't waste time with clipping. in its place, they gorged themselves, ripping the ravens to items with their grasping mouths. even though Simon and his troops fought bravely, they have been no fit for the vicious evening Patrol. Sir Tode raced during the carnage looking for Peter . . . yet he used to be nowhere to be chanced on. in truth, he couldn’t keep in mind having noticeable the boy for the reason that parting methods the evening earlier than. He assumed Peg knew her brother’s whereabouts. She had shouted whatever to him approximately getting the eyes “to see. ” yet what on the earth did that suggest? His techniques have been interrupted through a hungry snarl. “Dibs at the cat! ” Sir Tode clambered backward as an ape broke from the pack and chased after him. “Here, kitty, kitty! ” it acknowledged, already drooling on the prospect of knight tartare. A dozen ravens seized the chance and swooped down at the beast, pecking and scratching at its uncovered hump with marvelous fury. The ape crashed to the floor with such strength that Sir Tode flew backward, tripping over himself and spilling the contents of the burgle-sack all over. “Sir Tode! ” a voice squawked. “You are usually not secure right here! ” The knight regarded as much as see Simon—bloody, yet a great deal alive. “We can't struggle like this for much longer! the place is Her Majesty’s military? ” “I’m afraid they’re . . . busy,” Sir Tode stated, remembering the terrified screams of the slave young children as they ran from their crazed mom and dad. “It would seem that either units of reinforcements are short of reinforcements. ” He jumped to his hooves and set to accumulating Peter’s issues, which have been scattered around the flooring. Arrows whizzed earlier them on both sides. “Down the corridor! That one’s the chief! ” LongClaw acknowledged, pointing towards Simon. “We kill him, and the others’ll fall like finches! ” A half-dozen apes his cost. Sir Tode missed the burgle-tools and went directly for the field of amazing Eyes. He snapped the lid tight and filled it into the bag.

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