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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

A genius. A criminal mastermind. A millionaire. And he is only twelve years old.

From a strikingly original new voice in fiction comes the story of Artemis Fowl, a very unusual hero. Artemis combines the astuteness of Sherlock Holmes with the sangfroid of James Bond and the attitude of Attila the Hun. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories. These fairies are armed and they're dangerous. Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules...

Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl opens up a riveting world of magic, mystery, and humor.

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:

"An action-packed fantasy. A 12-year-old villain kidnaps a fairy in order to get the fairy gold, but the trolls and gnomes are not the ones from fairy tales; they are armed and dangerous with the most amazing up-to-date gadgets. I just loved the language and vocabulary, and that the author never talks down to kids." Sue Boucher, Lake Forest Book Store, from BookSense 76

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:

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them but then they stop playing by the rules.

About the Author

Eoin Colfer is the New York Times best-selling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Airman, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books, The Wish List, Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780786808014
Author:
Eoin Colfer
Publisher:
Miramax Books
Author:
Colfer, Eoin
Location:
New York
Subject:
Mothers and sons
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Fantasy
Subject:
England
Subject:
Magic
Subject:
Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fairies
Subject:
Fantasy fiction
Subject:
Kidnapping
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Legends, Myths, & Fables - General
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Artemis Fowl
Series Volume:
01
Publication Date:
20010531
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 9
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 6.5 x 1.25 in
Age Level:
from 10 up to 14

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Product details 304 pages Miramax Books - English 9780786808014 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Artemis Fowl is great....A new thriller fairy tale that will grab your interest, no matter your age."
"Review" by , "An action-packed fantasy. A 12-year-old villain kidnaps a fairy in order to get the fairy gold, but the trolls and gnomes are not the ones from fairy tales; they are armed and dangerous with the most amazing up-to-date gadgets. I just loved the language and vocabulary, and that the author never talks down to kids."
"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 , Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius-and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even Artemis doesn't know what he's taken on when he kidnaps a fairy, Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon Unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them but then they stop playing by the rules.

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