The hero’s quest gets a new spin in the magical tale of Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier. Peter Nimble is a ten-year old blind orphan who was ruthlessly trained to be the greatest thief who ever lived. Peter is offered an escape from his hard life, however, when he unexpectedly encounters a traveling salesman and a kind professor. When he is asked to undertake a dangerous adventure to help others in need, the boy who was always told he was nobody must learn to trust in his own strength and the strength of others. This fantastical, often hilarious adventure explores themes of friendship, loyalty, and identity while reminding readers that true sight recognizes the nobility in us all.
Reviewed by Ms. Tamara