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Artemis Fowl

Colfer, Eoin (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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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.
Authors: Colfer, Eoin
Title: Artemis Fowl
Publisher: New York : Hyperion Books For Children, 2001
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 277 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Eoin Colfer
Notes: "Talk Miramax Books."
Sequel: Artemis Fowl. The Arctic incident
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.
ISBN: 9780786808014
0786808012
Branch Call Number: j COLFER
Subject Headings: Fowl, Artemis (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction Fairies Juvenile fiction Kidnapping Juvenile fiction Magic Juvenile fiction Mothers and sons Juvenile fiction England Juvenile fiction
Topical Term: Fowl, Artemis (Fictitious character)
Fairies
Kidnapping
Magic
Mothers and sons
LCCN: 2001016632
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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.

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. Sequels: The Arctic Incident, The Eternity Code, The Opal Deception, The Lost Colony, The Atla... Read More »

"Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old genius and the scion of a legendary Irish criminal family whose fortune was diminished when Artemis Senior tried to horn in on the Russian Mafia. Determined to restore the family wealth, Artemis Fowl the Second concocts an elaborate plan to relieve the fairies ... Read More »

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 is a twelve-year-old millionaire who just happens to also be a brilliant criminal mastermind. To solve his family's money troubles, Artemis decides to kidnap a fairy (fairies are known to have incredible treasure) and hold her for ransom. What Artemis doesn't realize is that the fairies will stop at nothing to rescue their friend, and Artemis might just be in for the challenge of his life. This is the first in a series of Artemis's tangles with the fairy realm.

Jul 15, 2014
  • orange_elk_15 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This is one of my favorite books it's very exciting and intresting to think a criminal mastermind is the hero of the story

It's hilarious, it's funny, and people of all ages will enjoy this amazing, thrilling book. Make's you want to dive into the rest of the series!

Jul 08, 2014
  • ChrisitneKuntscher rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

My doctor recommended this book to me after I had finished the Harry Potter series. I am totally loving it.

Jun 20, 2014
  • garvitinusa rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is such s cool book. Perfect book for fantasy lover.

May 17, 2014
  • dragonette rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is my favourite series ever. And Mulch Diggums is funny.

The book Artemis Fowl was a very clever way of putting Eoin Colfer’s wildest dreams into action. Like the way you made the entire fantasy world look like it could be real like having Artemis be one of the first to discover the hidden world of magical creatures and how the magical creatures have hidden themselves so well. I especially liked how you made the perfect combination of Artemis Fowl the mastermind and Butler the huge body guard that can take a hit from just about anything and shrug it off like it was only a flesh wound.
Artimis Fowl one of the world’s greatest masterminds and he is only 12 years old has discovered one thing the world could only dream of discovering the hidden world of mystical creatures. He found a copy of the fairies book that tells him what the fairies believe and how they work but before he could discover the secrets of the fairies he had to figure out how to decipher it from the fairies native language, but once Artemis deciphered the language he could then outsmart the entire fairy kind. Holly Short a fairy more specifically an elf was part of a secret organization called LEPrecon which was an organization meant to keep us humans from finding their world. Holly was on a recon mission that turned in the wrong direction when a giant troll came smashing into an Italian restaurant she then flew in and took out the troll using its weaknesses and saved all of the people in the restaurant she then had to make them all forget what they had just seen. After that when she went to go complete the ritual to restore her magic she was kidnapped by Artemis Fowl and held captive until he was satisfied with what he got. The LEPrecon unit sent a troll to destroy the Fowl manor and Butler got stabbed in the lung with a poisoned tusk and still took down the troll without dying only by getting healed by Holly’s magic.
I think the best part of the entire book was when butler took on the troll got stabbed in the lung with a poisoned tusk got healed by Holly’s magic and then took down the troll with a mace. The worst part of the book was when Holly got captured and was kept in a cell they could have exploited her abilities a little bit more.
I found this book very action packed and thrilling and I can’t wait to start the other books. The book was entertaining and addicting to read but overall it was inspiring it inspired me to read under the lines of life and not to read only the lines.

Apr 08, 2014
  • yellow_butterfly_335 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

this is one of the best books I've ever read I love the vocabulary ,it's brilliantly written ,I love all the characters especially Artemis I just love his personality, even though he is a criminal deep down inside he is good (it shows more in the artic incident) and I love how the author just pulls you into the story. I just want to say to the author eoin colfer that only a brilliant person can make such a brilliant book .

Nov 24, 2013
  • strathconauser rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Such a GREAT SERIES!!! Briliantly written. You DEFIATELY SHOULD READ IT!! (and yes this is the first in the series)

Is this the first book in the series?

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Nov 20, 2013
  • yellow_butterfly_335 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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Apr 06, 2013
  • tony_iqbal rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 29, 2013
  • Lokithenightfury rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

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Mar 06, 2013
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Mar 06, 2013
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Aug 26, 2014
  • kidangel rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Artemis fowl by Eoin Colfer is about a twelve year old boy named Artemis Fowl. one day, he did not know what he was getting into when he kidnaps a fairy. Her name is Holly short, captain of the LEPrecon unit. These aren't the fairies of bedtime stories, these fairies are armed and dangerous. Artemis believes he has them right where he wanted if he stopped playing by the rules

Jul 09, 2014
  • red_shark_333 rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

The main character of this story is Artemis Fowl, a twelve year old millionaire boy, genius and most of all, a criminal mastermind. The disappearing of his father on the S.S. Fowl, carrying 1,000 worth of Lola, made him create a plan to regain his family's fortune. The whole story is a thriller from the beginning to the end.

Artemis Fowl is a crimal mastermind, and his trusty friend, and bodyguard, Butler, who has been with master Fowl sine the day he was born, have discovered that fairies, elf's, and all those mystical creatures are real! With the help of a fairy, he gets the creatures book, or fairy bible,and wants to kidnap a fairy. He succeeds and kidnaps LEProcon's first female police officer, Holly Short. Now, the whole LEP police force must get there former officer back by giving Artemis Fowl a lot of gold, at the end, Artemis Fowl gives half back the gold given to him, if Holly promises to heal his mother's depression from him father being lost for 2 years. Reluctantly, she agrees. Artemis Fowl then let's go of Holly, and everything works out in the end, except that Artemis Fowl now knows the secrets of the under ground fairy world, and will now continue to learn all about them in his next books, and will meet up again with his enemys.

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; these fairies are armed and dangerous.

Artemis thinks he has them right where he wants them but then they stop playing by the rules.

A young criminal named Artemis Fowl must recover his memories of the fairy world and save the human world from colliding (again!). With the help of his body guard, dwarf friend, and elf friend, he must defeat an evil fairy.

Artemis Fowl is a really good book because there is no antagonist, there is only two competing protagonists. One of the protagonist is more of a group called the LEP. Artemis Fowl is the other protagonist. His goal is to get fairy money from the LEP, the fairy police, by giving them a ransom note because he had kidnapped one of their officers.

Apr 26, 2010
  • KidsLit rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Artemis Fowl is one of the greatest criminal minds the world has ever seen-and he’s only 12 yrs old!
Thanks to his superior hacking abilities, Artemis discovers the existence of “The People”-otherwise know as faeries, trolls and leprechauns. He learns that if he can find a copy of “the Book” he will have access to their vast treasure of gold. With his skilful sidekick Butler at his side, Artemis quickly locates and decodes The Book’s secrets-making him the first person in history to do so. What he doesn’t know is that he is now being hunted down by the LEPrecon’s finest Fairy commando-Holly Short.
If you like your fantasy fast and funny with a healthy dose of originality check this out.

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Apr 05, 2012
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Other: some intense crude humor. Parts of it I don't mind, but others.... it would be way better without that stuff.

Apr 05, 2012
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: just a little bit of swearing, and some of it is in the language of the fairies.

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"Trust me. I haven't been wrong yet."

"Stand back human you don't know what you dealing with." - Holly

"Nothing is nothing," commented Artemis cryptically.

Mar 29, 2013
  • Lokithenightfury rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

"I don't even like lollipops."-Artemis

Aug 13, 2012
  • 52107amb rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Lollypop?

Apr 05, 2012
  • ElizabethSummer rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The story began several years ago at the dawn of the twenty-first century. Artemis had devised a plan to restore his family’s fortune. A plan that could topple civilizations and plunge the world into a cross-species war.
He was only twelve years old at the time..

isn`t artemis a girl`s name? - everyone

"Die Hard with fairies" - Colfer

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