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Artemis Fowl (new cover) by Eoin Colfer

Artemis Fowl (new cover) (edition 2009)

by Eoin Colfer

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Title:Artemis Fowl (new cover)
Authors:Eoin Colfer
Info:Hyperion Book CH (2009), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 304 pages
Collections:Your library, Ebooks

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Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

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    The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (wisewoman)
    wisewoman: Both feature a slightly ruthless child hero attempting to harness magical beings for his own nefarious ends. Funny and inventive!
  2. 50
    The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde (westher)
    westher: Als je een fan van Holly Short bent is Thursday Next een topper!
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    Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card (missmaddie)
  4. 20
    Evil Genius by Catherine Jinks (foggidawn)
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    Dust City by Robert Paul Weston (kaledrina)
    kaledrina: fans of Fowl's integration of a "real world" with a fairy world will appreciate Dust City's setting
  6. 10
    Hamish X and the Cheese Pirates of the Arctic by Sean Cullen (tardis)
    tardis: The Hamish X books are absurd and funny and like the Artemis Fowl books (also funny) they feature capable young protagonists with dangerous adversaries.
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    Mortal Engines by Philip Reeve (Jesh1721)

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  Lorem | Sep 4, 2015 |
I read this book as a kid and all I can remember is that I really loved it! I think I may even go back and read it again :D ( )
  Osanna | Sep 3, 2015 |
Reading this and occasionally listening: the audiobook kicks butt! If I had known this book was so enjoyable, I'd have read it a long time ago!

Update: great fantasy novel for middle grades. I thought the vocabulary would be way challenging for many of my students, though. It would be a treat for my proficient and avid readers, especially those who are into gaming and fantasy already. This sure would make a great movie (although I hate to say it).

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  engpunk77 | Aug 10, 2015 |
Artemis Fowl won the Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Readers Choice Award in 2004 and the Blue Hen Book Award in 2003. It is a novel about a 12 year old boy who plots to take gold from fairyfolk. To make his plan work, he will kidnap a fairy and wait for the ransom. Unfortunately he does not anticipate resistance which ends up creating an action packed tale. There are high tech inventions weaved throughout the novel that will appeal to the inventors.
  PikeH | Jul 31, 2015 |
Very smart book for kids with a nice anti hero twist.

Artemis is a shit of kid. Rich, smug, entitled, genius level IQ and a serious desire to take over the world. He is a young Lex Luthor with ten times the smarts and possibly also the ruthlessness. When he one day catches a fairy he discovers a whole new world of magic, violence, special forces units and danger all of which might help or hinder his plans for world domination.

This book in no way shape or form talks down to kids rather it demands they raise themselves to its level by treating the main protagonist with such seriousness and skill that you end up cheering for the little turd. ( )
  areadingmachine | Jul 6, 2015 |
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The truth is, fairies in their essence are said to possess glamour, a word that originally meant something like charm -- the ability to bewitch. Hardware may intrigue, caustic belligerence may be sexy to a contemporary 12-year-old, but neither ingredient bewitches. Despite a brave and promising premise, ''Artemis Fowl'' is charmless.
Characterizations and dialogue enhance a rollicking tale that will have readers rolling on the floor and eagerly anticipating the planned sequel
added by khuggard | editBooklist
Fun to read, full of action and humor, this is recommended for all public libraries and to readers of all ages
added by khuggard | editLibrary Journal
The combination of choppy sentences and ornate language will appeal to some readers, although not necessarily to Harry Potter fans; the emphasis here is more on action (some of it gory), technology, and deadpan humor than on magic, and only one character (Artemis) is a child.
added by khuggard | editSchool Library Journal
Despite numerous clever gadgets and an innovative take on traditional fairy lore, the author falls short of the bar.
added by khuggard | editPublishers Weekly

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Alcaina, AnaTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Eoin Colfer describes his new book, Artemis Fowl, as "Die Hard with fairies." He's not far wrong.

Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is the most ingenious criminal mastermind in history. With two trusty sidekicks in tow, he hatches a cunning plot to divest the fairyfolk of their pot of gold. Of course, he isn't foolish enough to believe in all that "gold at the end of the rainbow" nonsense. Rather, he knows that the only way to separate the little people from their stash is to kidnap one of them and wait for the ransom to arrive. But when the time comes to put his plan into action, he doesn't count on the appearance of the extrasmall, pointy-eared Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaisance) Unit--and her senior officer, Commander Root, a man (sorry, elf) who will stop at nothing to get her back.
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An evil genius
kidnaps a fairy captain
to hold her ransom. (marcusbrutus)

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0786817879, Mass Market Paperback)

At last, one of the most talked-about novels of last year is now available in an accessible mass-market edition. 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 bedtime stories-they're dangerous!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:17 -0400)

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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.

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