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Jonathan Auxier


Jonathan Auxier

Jonathan Auxier was raised in Canada and obtained his MFA in Dramatic Writing from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives outside Los Angeles with his wife, a lecturer in Victorian children’s literature. PETER NIMBLE AND HIS FANTASTIC EYES is his first novel.

Jonathan Auxier

Books by Jonathan Auxier

by Jonathan Auxier - Children's, Children's 8-12, Family Life, Fantasy, Fiction, Magic

For nearly a century, Victorian London relied on “climbing boys” --- orphans owned by chimney sweeps --- to clean flues and protect homes from fire. Eleven-year-old Nan Sparrow is quite possibly the best climber who ever lived --- and a girl. With her wits and will, she’s managed to beat the deadly odds time after time. But when Nan gets stuck in a deadly chimney fire, she fears her time has come. Instead, she wakes to find herself in an abandoned attic, and huddled in the corner is a mysterious creature made from ash and coal. This is the creature that saved her from the fire. SWEEP is the story of a girl and her monster.

by Jonathan Auxier - Adventure, Children's 8-12, Fantasy, Mystery, Science Fiction

It’s been two years since Peter Nimble and Sir Tode rescued the kingdom of HazelPort. In that time, they have traveled far and wide in search of adventure. Now they have been summoned by Professor Cake for a new mission: To find a 12-year-old bookmender named Sophie Quire. Sophie knows little beyond the four walls of her father’s bookshop, where she repairs old books and dreams of escaping the confines of her dull life. But when a strange boy and his talking cat/horse companion show up with a rare and mysterious book, she finds herself pulled into an adventure beyond anything she has ever read.

by Jonathan Auxier - Children's, Gothic, Mystery, Paranormal Mystery, Youth Fiction

This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.
The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives. With Auxier’s exquisite command of language, The Night Gardener is a mesmerizing read and a classic in the making.

by Jonathan Auxier - Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

One fateful afternoon, Peter Nimble steals a box from a mysterious traveling haberdasher --- a box that contains three pairs of magical eyes. When he tries the first pair, he is instantly transported to a hidden island, where he is presented with a special quest: to travel to the dangerous Vanished Kingdom and rescue a people in need.