Massachusetts Children’s Book Award nominees. 2013-14. Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier
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Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes, by Jonathan Auxier
Raised to be a thief, blind orphan Peter Nimble, age ten, steals from a mysterious stranger three pairs of magical eyes, that lead him to a hidden island where he must decide to become a hero or resume his life of crime.
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