Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

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Twelve-year-old villain, Artemis Fowl, is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. His bold and daring plan is to hold a leprechaun to ransom. But he's taking on more than he bargained for when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit). For a start, leprechaun technology is more advanced than our own. Add to that the fact that Holly is a true heroine and that her senior officer Commander Root will stop at nothing to get her back and you've got the mother of all sieges brewing!
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Product details

  • 9-12
  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 24mm | 281.23g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • Mit Vign.
  • 0141312122
  • 9780141312125
  • 63,668

About Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age and, as an adult, continued to write. ARTEMIS FOWL, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won several prestigious awards.
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Rating details

402,718 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 32% (130,634)
4 32% (130,780)
3 24% (95,647)
2 8% (31,085)
1 4% (14,572)

Our customer reviews

This book follows the story of Artemis Fowl, criminal mastermind, in his attempts to run the family business. The plans he comes up with to make money are ingenious and he is unbelievable at predicting the next move that will be made against him. I love Eoin Colfer's writing style in the whole Artemis Fowl Series (6 books so far). His plays-on-words are amusing - Leprechauns aren't little green-wearing Irish men; they're actually members of the Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance Unit -- LEPrecon! The characters are very well-developed, but relationships definitely aren't the focus of the story. Though the synopsis and the way it is marketed appears to be targeting younger boys, I think that this book, and its sequels, could be an enjoyable read for anyone, so long as you can get past the fart jokes! Overall, I rate this book and all of its sequels at 4 stars out of 5. I recommend it to anyone looking for a light, extremely funny more
by Amy Mansell
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