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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.
Fantastic stuff from beginning to end, Artemis Fowl is a rip-roaring, 21st-century romp of the highest order. The author has let his imagination run riot by combining folklore, fantasy, and a fistful of high-tech funk in an outrageously devilish book that could well do for fairies what Harry Potter has done for wizardry. But be warned: this is no gentle frolic, so don't be fooled by the fairy subject matter. Instead, what we have here is well-written, sophisticated, rough 'n' tumble storytelling with enough high-octane attitude to make it a seriously cool read for anyone over the age of 10. --Susan Harrison
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This is a awesome book for tweens(9,10,11).
It is one of the best books I have read.
Well done Eoin Colfer for this amazing book.
A good read with a couple of twists I didn't see coming. Definitely worth a glance!Published 10 days ago by Mary
As a children's librarian, I loved this book. It has a child genius, magic, industries. What more could you want.Published 16 days ago by librarian4kidz
I would have enjoyed this book a lot more if I were an eleven year old boy... Lots of fart humor. I enjoy reading "young adult" fantasy and sci-fi series, like Harry... Read morePublished 18 days ago by anna
Fell in love with these audiobooks during library school 10(ish) years ago. The story is very entertaining but the voices/characterizations are just superb. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Chrissy Carr
Awesome !!!! Great story line. Amazing fantasy tail,can't wait to read the second book. You come to love both sides. great book.Published 19 days ago by Norah B