Winner of the 2004 Young Reader's Choice Award, Intermediate Division
Synopses & Reviews
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.
"Hilarious and exciting story." Denver Post
"Kids absolutely love it." Diane Sawyer, "Good Morning America"
"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
"[A] battle of wits, daring, and high-tech gadgetry that keeps readers dangling till the end." Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"[A] savagely funny page-turner." Kirkus Reviews
"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
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.