Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
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Twelve-year-old Artemis is a millionaire, a genius-and above all, a criminal mastermind. But 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 the bedtime stories-they're dangerous!
 

About Eoin Colfer

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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.
 
Published August 7, 2009 by Disney Hyperion. 305 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Young Adult, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Children's Books, Education & Reference, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Comics & Graphic Novels, Crafts, Hobbies & Home. Fiction

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Upon the receipt of an e-mailed picture, supposedly of his father, Artemis and his bodyguard, Butler, start the journey to Russia, only to be abducted by an old adversary Captain Holly Short, of the fairy police, LEPrecon.

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Having done his homework, thanks to a fairy manual extorted from an alcoholic sprite in Ho Chi Minh City, young Fowl and his omnicompetent butler, Butler, not only seize the equally aptly named Holly Short, feisty member of LEPrecon (an elite unit of the Lower Elements Police) for ransom, but are...

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Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident by Eoin Colfer 304pp, Puffin, £12.99 Just a year after Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl captivated a host of young readers, winning the author the largest advance ever for a new children's novelist and a bevy of prizes, its sequel Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Inciden...

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Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex by Eoin Colfer Buy it from the Guardian bookshop Search the Guardian bookshop It does not look as if Artemis, afflicted with t...

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The Guardian

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If I had to choose any book to take to a desert island it would be Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl and the Eternity Code.

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Publishers Weekly

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Colfer's (Benny and Omar) crime caper fantasy, the first in a series, starts off with a slam-bang premise: anti-hero Artemis Fowl is a boy-genius last in line of a legendary crime family teetering on

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The author ratchets up the body count in this return engagement (perhaps too steeply for some tastes), and the high-concept premise may be a tad slick for others, but Colfer's finger is firmly on the pulse of his target market, and along with extra helpings of sly humor ("The sprite's breathing c...

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The paper-over-board The Artemis Fowl Files supplements Eoin Colfer's bestselling series, taking readers back to Holly Short's early days in the agency, where she works in Traffic and helps Captain Root defeat his villainous brother, Turnball.

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Entertainment Weekly

Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl series — about a young, nefarious Irish mastermind and his adventures with fairies — has always been staunchly uncute.

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Common Sense Media

Our star rating assesses the media's overall quality.Find out more Parents need to know that the hero of this book (the third in the popular series) is a child criminal genius.

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Scotsman.com

But are you up to speed, asks Stuart Kelly ARTEMIS FOWL AND THE TIME PARADOX Eoin Colfer WHY Harry Potter became a Phenomenon while Artemis Fowl only remains a Huge Sensation is a conundrum for future ages to ponder.

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Kidz World

It’s a very well-written book by a talented author that may actually help you brush up on your grammar skills.

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Open Salon

As the first book opens, he has figured out that the Fairy People exist, and hatches a plan to get a copy of their secret book, decode it, and capture a fairy for ransom.

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Imaginary Reads

After reading AF I became a fan of Eoin Colfer and now I with pleasure read his new books.

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