Peter nimble and the fantastic eyes
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan AuxierFrom the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Gardener, 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.
Be sure to read the companion book, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard.
Books today are less racist. Pose the question to a room full of kids now. What do they answer? Would they even know where to begin? Of course there are as many bad books for kids that try to reach that golden goal as there are good ones. Babies found floating in baskets usually turn out quite well.
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Thank you! Peter Nimble is an orphan. His wretched existence changes when he steals a box containing eggs that are actually three pairs of magical eyes. Thus begins a perilous adventure wrought from a riddle found in a bottle. After much travail, Peter learns that the mysterious eyes are not always dependable. He seeks and eventually finds a vanished kingdom, where he faces a tyrannical king. The king has brainwashed all the adults and enslaved all of their children, who are controlled by a horde of bloodthirsty apes.
How to play my favorite game of the year with young kids …. Oct 6th at 3pm … Bring a million friends! Hi, I'm Jonathan! I write strange stories for strange kids. The work was hard, thankless, and brutally dangerous. Eleven year old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived—beating the deadly odds time and time again. But when Nan passes out in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come.
Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes. Jonathan Auxier. Toronto, ON: Puffin Canada, ISBN Review by Chris Laurie. He sat back in a daze.