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By Jonathan Auxier

Peter Nimble and His significant 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 includes 3 pairs of magical eyes. whilst he attempts the 1st pair, he's immediately transported to a hidden island, the place he's awarded with a unique quest: to commute to the damaging Vanished state and rescue a humans in want. together with his dependable sidekick—a knight who has been changed into an unlucky mixture of horse and cat—and the magic eyes, he embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling experience to find his actual destiny.

Praise for Peter Nimble and His exceptional Eyes
“I completely enjoyed this book…As quickly as I learn the outlet traces of the booklet, 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 paced, episodic tale, observed by means of Auxier's occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is creative, unpredictable, and--like its hero--nimble.” – Publishers Weekly

Peter Nimble and His brilliant Eyes is as pleasant a paranormal tale as readers a while 9-14 will wish to discover. entirely captivating.” – The Wall highway Journal’s Bookshelf

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

Awards and Honors:
2011 ABC New Voices undertaking Choice
2011 BookPage most sensible publication of 2011, heart Grade

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Petting? This stranger used to be certainly hiding whatever. and are available to think about it, why could a knight desire rescue from drowning? “Pardon me, Sir Tode . . . yet aren’t knights expert to swim throughout moats and such issues? ” “Indeed we're. even if, I’m afraid I, er, can’t paddle rather well for the time being. you notice, I’m additionally kind of a . . . kitten. ” “You’re a conversing cat?! ” the boy exclaimed. notwithstanding he lived in a global with many unusual issues, speaking animals weren't between them. Peter, like every kids, had continually enjoyed tales approximately cuddly, conversing creatures. He additionally enjoyed tales approximately knights. the concept he used to be chatting with a cuddly, speaking, knighted creature used to be virtually an excessive amount of to undergo. “I am a human knight,” Sir Tode corrected, “who has been trapped contained in the physique of a cat . . . and a horse. ” As uncanny because it may well sound, this description used to be thoroughly actual. as soon as upon a time, Sir Tode have been a typical knight, frittering his lifestyles away with duels and damsels. One unlucky night, even if, he and his noble steed made the error of quarreling with a stray kitten outdoors the window of a sound asleep hag. Hags are usually impolite at the better of days, and their disposition is barely worsened via loss of sleep. with out a moment’s attention, the cranky previous witch waved a dishrag out her window and acknowledged a magic observe, turning Sir Tode, his horse, and the kitten right into a unmarried, ridiculous creature. whereas there has been certainly anything kittenish approximately him in dimension, Sir Tode’s smooth body used to be weighted down by means of twitchy horse ears, a wispy tail, and a collection of clumsy hooves. His face, which used to be additionally catlike, have been blessed with scruffy eyebrows and a hairy gentleman’s mustache—a painful reminder of his misplaced contrast. Peter struggled to appreciate what he’d simply been instructed. “I bet that explains why you’re so small. And why you complained whilst I acknowledged to take off your coat and sneakers. ” Sir Tode gave an annoyed growl; Peter wasn’t the 1st individual to discover leisure within the diminutive knight’s ailment. “I’ll have you ever be aware of, it’s basically transitority. once I tune down the hag that hexed me, all can be righted. ” “How lengthy have you ever been looking for her? ” The knight gave a sour sigh. “A lifetime,” he stated. If Peter didn’t recognize higher, he may have suggestion he heard a mild tremor in Sir Tode’s voice. yet that was once ridiculous—everyone is familiar with knights are forbidden from crying. Sir Tode had, actually, been looking for numerous lifetimes. An unlucky function of his curse was once that he couldn't age until eventually the hex used to be lifted. With each year that he searched, the realm grew up round him. Hags ultimately turned extinct, and Sir Tode was once left to wander, by myself and with out desire. that's, till very lately, while wish got here to him within the kind of a chatty taverner who claimed to grasp of a therapy. “Aye, cat! ” the red-nosed, owly browed guy had whispered. “Get ye to the isle that sits atop the area! It’s there ye’ll locate simply what you would like . . . and what wishes you! ” Ever due to the fact, Sir Tode have been crusing day and evening within the desire of getting to know this fabulous island.

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