Book Review: Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier

peter_nimble_coverPeter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes is probably my favorite book that is not part of any kind of series. In it, a young blind boy named Peter Nimble, after a misremembered nursery rhyme, embarks on a magical journey to save the world after meeting the Haberdasher and stealing a box full of what feels like eyes. Along his way, he ends up in the Just Deserts, meets Sir Tode, and helps save HazelPort from the clutches of the evil Lord Incarnadine and his army of apes.

All in all, I really love this book and have reread it over and over again. This book is filled with just so many things that make you want to smile and laugh. I would consider it to be of the action-adventure and fantasy genres, and is appropriate for people of all ages, though geared more towards kids in 4th-7th grade.

There are a lot of events throughout the story that will make you think about what is going on. Also, it is one of those books that has a thief as the hero in the end, and for some reason, that small factor makes it all the more enjoyable. I would highly recommend this fantastic book to anyone, and I would give it the five stars that it truly deserves.

-Linna C., 7th grade

1 thought on “Book Review: Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier

  1. Linna…
    I read this book a while ago and loved it. My favorite part was probably Peter’s cleverness which reminded me of the Harry Potter series all in one book. Peter is Harry and goes on several adventures with his sidekicks to help his hometown. (The entire wizarding world for Harry and Hazel Port for Peter) I think the most amazing part is that he was blind the entire time (Spoiler Alert: Peter was blind for the exception of the jewel eyes…)
    Anyway, great review!
    Maya S.

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