Bulldog Library

Artemis Fowl

on February 1, 2013

YA F Colfer    •    AR Reading Level: 5.5    •    AR Points: 12.0    •   Quiz #26759

Jacket.aspxArtemis Fowl is a thirteen-year-old evil genius.  When his father disappeared and his mother became gravely ill, Artemis became the head of the Fowl estate.

Butler, a trained assassin, is Artemis’ constant companion and much needed bodyguard.

Holly Short is a fairy.  She is member of the Lower Elements Police Recognizance team, a LEPrecon.

In a bold plan to regain his family’s lost fortune, Artemis devises a dastardly plan to kidnap Office Holly Short and holder her ransom for the legendary LEPrecon gold.  Now Artemis must outsmart the Lower Elements Police while Butler defends them against troll attacks and a kleptomaniac dwarf.

Artemis Fowl is a villain with a heart of gold.  This is the first in the Artemis Fowl series and introduces readers to a world of bureaucratic fairies, flatulent dwarves, and a tech savvy centaur.  This is a novel unlike any other.  Eion Colfer is a wholly original author offers a unique spin on traditional fantasy creatures.  Readers familiar with Eion Colfer’s Legends of… series, which includes, The Legend of Spud Murphy and The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World, will likely enjoy this offbeat action-adventure fantasy novel in which the bad guy is the hero of the story.

Genre: Fantasy  •  Interest Level: grades 4-8

Colfer, E. (2001). Artemis Fowl. New York : Miramax Books, Hyperion Paperbacks for Children.


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