Criminally good mastermind at work: Read an extract from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

Criminally good mastermind at work: Read an extract from Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer

PROLOGUE

How does one describe Artemis Fowl? Various psychiatrists have tried and failed. The main problem is Artemis’s own intelligence. He bamboozles every test thrown at him. He has puzzled the greatest medical minds and sent many of them gibbering to their own hospitals.

There is no doubt that Artemis is a child prodigy.

But why does someone of such brilliance dedicate himself to criminal activities? This is a question that can be answered by only one person. And he delights in not talking.

Perhaps the best way to create an accurate picture of Artemis is to tell the by now famous account of his first villainous venture. I have put together this report from first-hand interviews with the victims, and as the tale unfolds you will realize that this was not easy.

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

He was twelve years old at the time …

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Publisher details

Artemis Fowl (film edition)
Author
Eoin Colfer
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
15 April, 2020

Synopsis

The explosive first novel in Eoin Colfer's bestselling Artemis Fowl series, now a major Disney film!*New special film edition - includes photos of the film, an introduction from director Kenneth Branagh and a note from Eoin Colfer himself* Rumour has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century.Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping.Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise.Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous - and extremely high-tech - fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war?Let the misadventure begin.

Synopsis

This adaptation of his genre-busting, award-winning novel "Artemis Fowl" has been a labour of love for lifelong graphic novel fan Eoin Colfer, and Andrew Donkin. Art by Giovanni Rigano and colour by Paolo Lamanna.Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a brilliant 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 they're dangerous.Artemis thinks he's got them just where he wants them, but then they stop playing by the rules ...

Publisher details

Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl #1)
Author
Eoin Colfer
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Children’s Fiction
Released
07 September, 2011

Synopsis

Rumor has it Artemis Fowl is responsible for every major crime of the new century.Just twelve years old and already he's a criminal genius, plotting to restore his family's fortune with a spot of corruption and kidnapping.Kidnapping a fairy for ransom, to be precise.Artemis Fowl has discovered a world below ground of armed and dangerous – and extremely high-tech – fairies. But he may have underestimated their powers. They will fight back. Is the boy about to trigger a cross-species war?'Fast-paced, tongue in cheek . . . laugh-out-loud.' Sunday Times#65 in ABC My Favourite Book 
Eoin Colfer
About the author

Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer was born and raised in Wexford, a seaside town in the south-east of Ireland. He began writing plays at an early age, forcing his unfortunate classmates to dress up as marauding Vikings when they would have preferred to be outdoors doing some real marauding.Browbeaten by constant encouragement from his family, Eoin continued to write as an adult. His first novel, Benny and Omar, was an instant bestseller in Ireland, and Artemis Fowl, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller. It was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and was winner of both the WH Smith 'People's Choice' Children's Book of the Year and of the British Book Awards Children's Book of the Year.

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