My Rating: 4 0f 5 Stars
Paperback: 400 pages
Publisher: Amulet Paperbacks; Reprint edition (November 1, 2012)
Age Range: Middle Grade, ages 11-12
…heroes are no more good than you or I. And though occasionally noble, they are just as often cunning, resourceful, and a little brash. Who better fits that description than the great Peter Nimble?
And what an adventure Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes was. One filled with dark and monstrous beasts. Such as talking apes that are cruel to the bone. Ravenous Sea Serpents and a villainous king that hates children in every single way. So much so that he makes him his slaves and let their parents forget about them all together. This is a story about an unsuspecting hero and his hero sidekick, Sir Tode. Who happens to be a human, cat, horse. All due to an unfortunate curse by a nasty old hag. This my friend is one story that will stick with you. One that you will tell your children and they will tell their children, who will eventually tell their children and so on and so forth.
This is the story of one young boy that happens to be the best thief in all of Hazelport. The story of the best thief known to man. The story of the blind little boy with the nimblest fingers and the quickest of wits. Ladies and gentlemen I’m talking about Peter Nimble.
Now, for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves.
If you can’t tell, I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a delightful and magical read. One for all the ages. One of the things that I loved about Peter Nimble is the fact that the main character has a disability yet he does not let that disability define him. Yes there are times when Peter wished he could see but often than not his quickness and wits got him out of calamitous situations.
Author Jonathan Auxier is brilliant with words and this story will capture your heart and mind while taking you on an “unforgettable, swashbuckling” adventure that you won’t soon forget. So if you have a young one or if you’re like me, young at heart I highly recommend you grab a copy of Peter Nimble and his Fantastic eyes.
I will warn you that this book can be dark. I mean Peter did get his eyes pecked out by ravens as a baby. I would say this is for the upper middle grade reader around the 11 to 12 range. Of if younger you can read it together.
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