From Jonathan Auxier, the New York Times bestselling author of The Night Gardener, comes the utterly beguiling tale of a 10-year-old blind orphan who has been schooled in a life of thievery.
“As delightful a magical story as readers . . . will hope to find.” —Wall Street Journal
One fateful afternoon, Peter 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, Peter embarks on an unforgettable, swashbuckling adventure to discover his true destiny.
“The fast-paced, episodic story, accompanied by Auxier’s occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is inventive, unpredictable, and—like its hero—nimble.” —Publishers Weekly
Also available: Sophie Quire and The Last Storyguard: A Peter Nimble Adventure
About the Author
Jonathan Auxier is the New York Times bestselling and critically acclaimed author of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, The Night Gardener, Sophie Quire and the Last Storyguard, and Sweep. He lives with his family in Pittsburgh.
"The fast-paced, episodic story, accompanied by Auxier’s occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is inventive, unpredictable, and—like its hero—nimble." — Publishers Weekly
"This fantasy-adventure has a classic-storytelling flavor... Readers will enjoy the unique Peter, whose adventures, from facing and overcoming hardships to discovering the true meaning of heroism, make for an absorbing debut." — Booklist
"The lightning-fast pace and terrifically engaging protagonists make this an ideal suggestion for reluctant readers and young fantasy fans." — The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses.” — Kirkus Reviews