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  • Published: New York : Amulet Books, 2011.
  • Year Published: 2011
  • Description: 381 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 790

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 9781419700255
  • 1419700251


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Peter Nimble and his fantastic eyes

by Auxier, Jonathan.

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Where To Find It

Call number: Y Fantasy / Auxier, Jonathan

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Youth

Additional Details

Chapter illustrations by Jonathan Auxier.

Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes, that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.

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not for the squeamish

I'm not entirely sure how to characterize this book. The plot is full of adventure, friendship, bravery, finding and/or being true to your nature -- seems appropriate for middle grade readers. The writing is wonderful and the vocabulary advanced. Nice challenge. But there are also numerous gruesome battles scenes and deaths that are fairly explicit. At times I was uncomfortable reading this to my 10yo. It wasn't just the fact of battle, per se, but the amount of detail. Of course, justice prevails and truth wins out (not really a spoiler!). It's definitely not for the squeamish.

Good plot

Better than expected

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