Published by Amulet Books on August 1st 2011
Now, for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves. As you can well imagine, blind children have incredible senses of smell, and they can tell what lies behind a locked door- be it fine cloth, gold, or peanut brittle- at fifty paces. Moreover, their fingers are so small and nimble that they can slip right through keyholes, and their ears so keen that they can hear the faint clicks and clacks of every moving part inside even the most complicated lock. Of course, the age of great thievery has long since passed;today there are few child-thieves left, blind or otherwise. At one time, however, the world was simply thick with them. This is the story of the greatest thief who ever lived. His name, as you've probably guessed, is Peter Nimble.
I'm a sucker for books about young boys who are thieves. My favorite book of all time is Oliver Twist (of course). So when I heard about this one, I couldn't resist picking it up.
Peter Nimble is not only the greatest thief that has ever lived, he is also blind. When he must steal a set of glass eyes for his evil guardian Mr. Seamus, he puts a pair in and is instantly transported to an island. Here he sets off on an adventure that is amazing. Filled with interesting characters, evil villians to be conquered and children to rescue, Peter will need the other sets of eyes to help him. Just what will they do when he puts them in though?
This book takes the reader on quite the wild adventure and was completely charming. I devoured this rather thick book in a couple of hours and kept thinking about it any time I had to put it down. It is the sort of story that remains with you after you have completed it and makes you ache for more adventures.
Definitely a book to pick up and read. It will not disappoint you.