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Artemis Fowl

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Awards

Winner of the 2004 Young Reader's Choice Award, Intermediate Division

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

When a twelve-year-old evil genius tries to restore his family fortune by capturing a fairy and demanding a ransom in gold, the fairies fight back with magic, technology, and a particularly nasty troll.

Review:

"Hilarious and exciting story." Denver Post

Review:

"Kids absolutely love it." Diane Sawyer, "Good Morning America"

Review:

"The fairy characters are mouthy and eccentric, but Artemis is too stiff and enigmatic to be interesting; the story bogs down when the focus is on him. The combination of choppy sentences and ornate language will appeal to some readers, although not necessarily to Harry Potter fans..." School Library Journal

Review:

"[A] battle of wits, daring, and high-tech gadgetry that keeps readers dangling till the end." Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Review:

"[A] savagely funny page-turner." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Tell readers to suspend disbelief and read this wild and wacky story for the fun of it....Characterizations and dialogue enhance a rollicking tale that will have readers rolling on the floor and eagerly anticipating the planned sequel..." Sally Estes, Booklist

Review:

"Artemis Fowl is great....A new thriller fairy tale that will grab your interest, no matter your age." Liz Smith, New York Post

Review:

"Colfer has done enormously, explosively well....Despite a brave and promising premise, Artemis Fowl is charmless. Nonetheless, young readers may thrill in seeing that the clandestine mysteries of faerie are, like all aspects of our culture, subject to decay in the light of day....What Colfer has done, and very ably, is to pitch a great movie idea. Pure gold, in fact." Gregory Maguire, The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

One of the most talked about bestsellers is now in paperback. Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius — and a criminal mastermind. When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he must go up against his nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit of the Fairy Police.

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the author of the internationally bestselling Artemis Fowl series. He is also the author of The Legend of Spud Murphy, The Supernaturalist, and The Wish List. He lives in Ireland with his family.

What Our Readers Are Saying

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Average customer rating based on 9 comments:

mymira89, October 23, 2014 (view all comments by mymira89)
The Artemis Fowl series is witty, high energy, and highly entertaining. They're easy to read (they are for a younger crowd) but very fun. The characters are lovable and regularly funny and the adventures are always full of action and surprises. The character development over the course of the series makes the books even harder to put down as you find yourself hoping for their safety and benefit in each situation.

The first book in this series starts off the action right away and begins the characters growing on you like a super moss that just ate a vat of Miracle Grow.

Highly recommended and it only gets better from here.
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bookfanatic234, July 9, 2009 (view all comments by bookfanatic234)
this is a good book wear you like the bad guy plus artemis is irish and i am irish
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Jo Sigmund, June 7, 2009 (view all comments by Jo Sigmund)
This book is great! It’s about a 12 yr old boy named Artemis Fowl. He wants to steal gold from the fairies to restore his family’s fortune. So he tricks a sprite into letting him copy her secret book and then comes up with a plan to kidnap a fairy. And that started Artemis and his butlers (Juliette and Butler) on their adventures.
I like this book because a 12 yr old boy outsmarts the whole fairy race! And I like how it’s a very realistic fairy tale.

by: Adrik
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780786817078
Author:
Colfer, Eoin
Publisher:
Dial
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
England
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st U.S. paperback e
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Bot Wars
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
May 3, 2002
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 368 pages Dial - English 9780786817078 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Hilarious and exciting story."
"Review" by , "Kids absolutely love it."
"Review" by , "The fairy characters are mouthy and eccentric, but Artemis is too stiff and enigmatic to be interesting; the story bogs down when the focus is on him. The combination of choppy sentences and ornate language will appeal to some readers, although not necessarily to Harry Potter fans..."
"Review" by , "[A] battle of wits, daring, and high-tech gadgetry that keeps readers dangling till the end."
"Review" by , "[A] savagely funny page-turner."
"Review" by , "Tell readers to suspend disbelief and read this wild and wacky story for the fun of it....Characterizations and dialogue enhance a rollicking tale that will have readers rolling on the floor and eagerly anticipating the planned sequel..."
"Review" by , "Artemis Fowl is great....A new thriller fairy tale that will grab your interest, no matter your age."
"Review" by , "Colfer has done enormously, explosively well....Despite a brave and promising premise, Artemis Fowl is charmless. Nonetheless, young readers may thrill in seeing that the clandestine mysteries of faerie are, like all aspects of our culture, subject to decay in the light of day....What Colfer has done, and very ably, is to pitch a great movie idea. Pure gold, in fact."
"Synopsis" by , One of the most talked about bestsellers is now in paperback. Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius — and a criminal mastermind. When Artemis kidnaps a fairy, he must go up against his nemesis, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit of the Fairy Police.
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