Artemis Fowl

Book cover for Artemis FowlArtemis Fowl
Eoin Colfer
New York: Hyperion, 2001

Like Space Case, this book is about a twelve-year-old boy.  How different these boys are.  Both are highly adventurous and intelligent.  One however is good, the other is fiendishly bad (or tries to be).  As the back of the book states, “Artemis is a millionaire, a genius, and above all, a criminal mastermind.”  In this book he is tangling with the Fairies.  Forget what you thought you knew about the wee people of Ireland! You don’t know anything about these fairies and leprechauns!  Read this book and you may be surprised.

This was Alexis’ substitute book for Elijah’s little library as we weren’t able to obtain a copy of The Eleventh Hour. We chose it, because it is a great adventure story and it has a secret you have to decode just like The Eleventh Hour. I reread this book over the weekend and worked on the code. It only took me about three tries and most of the weekend to get it right.  It was fun.  I have about ten pages of my notebook filled up with the decoded message.  If you read this book, I hope you have enjoy working on this code.

Eoin Colfer

His name is pronounced Owen.  Eoin hails from Wexford, Ireland.  He went to university in Dublin and studied to be a teacher.  In 2001, when Artemis Fowl was published, he was able to quit his teaching job and devote himself full-time to writing. He says he will keep on writing until people stop reading or he runs out of ideas.¹ I hope he doesn’t run out of ideas any time in the near future!

Here’s where you can read more about this author.

This is an interesting video clip.  It is from his “Fairies, Fiends, and Flatulence Tour”.



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