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Artemis Fowl / Eoin Colfer.

By: Colfer, Eoin.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl: 1.Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books For Children, c2001Edition: 1st American ed.Description: 277 p. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 0786808012.Subject(s): Fairies -- Fiction | Magic -- FictionDDC classification: [Fic] Summary: 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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Artemis Fowl

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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Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius--and, above all, a criminal mastermind. But even 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! Full of unexpected twists and turns, Artemis Fowl is a riveting, magical adventure. Eoin Colfer is a former elementary school teacher whose novel Artemis Fowl and its follow-up, Artemis Fowl: The Arctic Incident were both international bestsellers. Previously he had written several other bestsellers in Ireland, including The Wish List series and The Wish List on audio from Listening Library. Nathaniel Parker has appeared in several films, including The Bodyguard, Wide Sargasso Sea, and Hamlet, while his theatrical roles are Wellbred in Every Man in His Humour, Kudryash in The Storm, Florizel in The Winter's Tale, and Don Pedro in The Rover. Excerpted from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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A 12-year-old Irish crime lord takes on the realm of Faerie to recoup his family fortune in this madcap leap aboard the Pottermania bandwagon. 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 well prepared when her pointy-eared compatriots rush to the rescue with a combination of old magic and futuristic high technology. In the ensuing battle, fought as much with wits as weapons, Fowl proves himself a brilliant strategist, if not quite as dastardly or self-confident as he’d like to be, and thanks to what amounts to a magical technicality, he comes out of the dustup alive, with a half-ton of fairy gold, and even a wish (which he puts to good use). Though the violence occasionally turns brutal, Fowl and Short make splendid, well-matched rivals, supported by an inspired cast that includes huge rogue trolls, malicious goblins, an irreverent techie satyr, and kleptomaniac dwarf Mulch Diggins—all of whom are likely to reappear in sequels that are even now underway. Readers familiar with Sherlock Holmes, as well as an array of modern fantasists from Roald Dahl on, will find plenty of homage paid in this savagely funny page-turner. First printing of 100,000; $250,000 ad/promo; film rights to Miramax; author tour
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