Così comincia la storia di Peter Nimble: «Qualcuno di voi avrà sentito dire che al mondo non ci sono ladri migliori dei bambini ciechi. Come potete immaginare, infatti, un bambino che non vede
possiede un olfatto straordinario e sarà in grado di dirvi che cosa c’è dietro una porta chiusa da cinquanta passi di distanza: sia stoffa di broccato, sia oro, o croccante di arachidi. Le sue dita, poi, sono tanto sottili da infilarsi in una toppa, le sue orecchie tanto sensibili da captare anche lo scatto più leggero di ogni minimo ingranaggio delle serrature più complicate. L’epoca dei grandi ladri è finita da tempo, questo è vero; oggi, ciechi o non ciechi, i ladri bambini sono pochi. Ma un tempo il mondo ne era pieno. Questa è la storia del più grande ladro che sia mai esistito. Si chiamava Peter Nimble». Un protagonista che nasce sfortunato e scopre di essere magico. Una storia mai narrata prima, imbevuta di atmosfere dickensiane, con lo stile del grande classico.
- ISBN: 8893817616
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 344
What is the most telling difference between those works of children’s literature written long ago and those written today? Pose this question to a room full of children’s librarians and I suspect that the answers would be myriad. Books today are less racist. They’re willing to push more boundaries. Leggi tutto
I’ve been looking forward to Peter Nimble since the moment I came across Jonathan Auxier’s website, The Scop. The site is simple, the sketches are fun and that might be the best “about me’ section I’ve ever seen. So to hear Jonathan was publishing his first middle-grade this fall, literally made me Leggi tutto
“Now, for those of you who know anything about blind children, you are aware that they make the very best thieves.” pg. 3 When I read books like Peter Nimble And His Fantastic Eyes by Jonathan Auxier, I get disappointed. Disappointed because mediocre books are hyped so heavily, while truly timeless bo Leggi tutto
thank u, next
Excellent and imaginative Middle Grade Fantasy Adventure. 9/24/18 Kindle version on sale today for $2.99.
Jonathan Auxier’s debut book, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, released August 1st by Amulet Books, is an imaginative attempt within the Young Adult (YA) fiction genre. But what appears to be the beginning of an action-and-adventure-filled series starring a persevering and original cast of chara Leggi tutto
The storyline is just ridiculous-crazy. Things happen so fast and so out of the blue, it’s almost delightful. At first the adult in me was putting up a fight and going “Say whaa?”. Pretty soon, I shelved that irritating grown-up sixth sense and just immersed myself in the fantasy that is Peter Nimbl Leggi tutto
Initially I really enjoyed this book -- the writing is clever and amusing, but I felt the story had several parts that were just jarring, considering that this is a kids' book. Peter Nimble is found as an infant, floating on the ocean in a basket. His eyes have been pecked out by a raven. Okay, what? Leggi tutto
What a grand adventure; funny, scary, prophetic and imaginative. Peter Nimble has been blind all his life. Because he is blind, his other senses provide information the rest of us don't even notice - the smells of stones and of wealth, the sound of beating hearts and of friendship. These abilities l Leggi tutto
The book is divided into three parts: Gold, Onyx, and Emerald. The first part Gold is very strong and I was enjoying the story. There was a dark quirky humor to the story that was like Pullman's I Was a Rat. Examples: "One problem with a life of crime is that it lowers your chances of social advance Leggi tutto
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