Written and illustrated by Vancouver-born Jonathan Auzier, Peter Nimble and his Fantastic Eyes (Puffin $20) is a Dickensian tale of redemption about a ten-year-old blind orphan who was raised to work as a thief. When he pickpockets a box of magic eyes, he is transported to an island on top of the world where the eyemaker, Professor Cake, provides him with an opportunity to visit the Vanished Kingdom where he can rescue others, accompanied by a knight errant, Sir Tode, who is part human, part horse and part cat. 978-0-670-06466-3

[BCBW 2011]