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Artemis Fowl: Book 1 (Puffin Modern Classics)

Written by Eoin Colfer

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Winner of the Puffin of Puffins. Chosen as the Puffin Modern Classic 2000 - 2009.

Although only twelve years old, Artemis Fowl is already famous as a criminal master-mind. But, when he kidnaps Captain Holly Short of the LEPrechaun unit in his ruthless bid to steal the fairy gold, he finds he has gone a step too far. In the headlong adventure that follows, Artemis discovers that fairies are not the creatures that he had been expecting.

Fast paced and packed with one jokes after another, Artemis fowl is irresistible humour for young readers.

John Walsh, author and Independent columnist: "Lively, amoral, wildly imaginative debut (six more followed) about the money-grabbing master-criminal Artemis, 12. The author called it 'Die Hard with fairies'." 

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Artemis Fowl: Book 1 (Puffin Modern Classics) Synopsis

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). This is a truly modern classic, first published in 2002.

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Artemis Fowl: Book 1 (Puffin Modern Classics) Press Reviews

'Artemis is a brilliant creation' - Anthony Horowitz

'A huge hit' - The Guardian

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ISBN: 9780141329727
Publication date: 03/06/2010
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780141329727
Publication date: 3rd June 2010
Author: Eoin Colfer
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 9+ readers
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

About Eoin Colfer

Both Eoin Colfer’s parents were teachers and young Eoin was taught by his dad Billy at Wexford’s Christian Brothers primary. Eoin remembers his dad’s presence in school as “witty…[he] made school fun.” Colfer junior’s first attempt at serious writing came in the sixth grade. “I wrote a play for the class about Norse Gods. Everyone died in the end except me.” Eoin followed in his parents’ footsteps and trained to be a teacher but his writing didn't stop ...

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