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Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes is as delightful a magical story as readers age 9-14 will hope to find . . . part hero quest, part orphan saga, and wholly captivating.”

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“This book may well convert those who don’t consider themselves readers. . . . Kids will love being on the inside track and watching how the action unfolds. But most of all, they will root for this reluctant hero and hope for his return.” —Jennifer Brown

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Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes is both a pull-no-punches adventure with the darkness of the most authentic fairy tales, and a whimsical romp in a fictional world where anything is possible. . . . The book’s quirky nature, distinctive plot, and fresh themes will draw young readers in and spark their imaginations, earning it a place on the shelf for re-readings.”

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“Auxier has written a stunning novel, one that transports not just Peter Nimble, but the reader as well.”

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“Evoking Dickens and Dahl, this fantasy-adventure has a classic-storytelling flavor, from archaic prose—lightened with droll touches—to diversely drawn human and animal characters . . . 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.”

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“Debut author Auxier spins a lively, magical adventure . . . the fast-paced, episodic story, accompanied by Auxier’s occasional pen-and-ink drawings, is inventive, unpredictable, and—like its hero—nimble.”

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“What begins Dickensian turns Tolkien-esque in this quest replete with magic and mystery. . . . Auxier has a juggler’s dexterity with prose that makes this fantastical tale quicken the senses.”

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“It is incredibly difficult to write a book for the youth of today that is interesting to them and yet manages to feel ‘timeless’ without covering itself in must and dust. That Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes succeeds in this endeavor is a testament to its author. . . . It’s like something you’ve seen before and nothing you’ve ever read.”
– Elizabeth Bird, children’s librarian at the New York Public Library and author of A Fuse #8 Production blog for School Library Journal

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“All authors have a story to tell, but not all authors weave a story in the magical way that Mr. Auxier did here. As I read, I was transported to my favorite books—The Princess Bride, Peter Pan, The Hobbit, The Tale of Desperaux. . . . Indeed, this is a book that could quite possibly steal The Newbery right out from under all of the other books I have read so far this year.”
– Kelly Butcher, librarian, teacher, and Lemme Library blogger

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