SPOILERSPeter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes
by Jonathan Auxier
SO much more accessible than The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland. It starts off with Peter being found drifting a-sea as a baby with his eyes gouged out by a raven (I know right? This is a kids book. I LOVE IT)and then it gets a bit Oliver Twist with him stealing for this guy before stealing a mysterious box from a haberdasher (so many fun words!). And since Peter his blind, he believes the box contains three sets of eggs. Until he saves a zebra who convinces him to put a set into his eye sockets. Then he is transported to a sea full of bottles and eventually a mysterious island where he meets Professor Cake who, within one of the bottles, has a mission for Peter that requires his very special skills. From there it just gets fun.
Also burgle is such a fun word. Why do we not use it more in the US. BURGLE.