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Eoin Colfer

Eoin (pronounced Owen) Colfer was born on 14 May, 1965 in Wexford, Ireland and is best known for his hugely popular Artemis Fowl series of children’s books – which have now sold over 20 million copies worldwide.

He published his first book, Benny and Omar, in 1998 and is also the author of the sixth Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy book, And Another Thing… over half of Eoin’s books are New York Times bestsellers.


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Eoin Colfer Books

  • Artemis Fowl Collection - 8 Books

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ARTE
    Collection 9 years +
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    Join a 12-year-old anti-hero on his awesome adventures...

    Soon to be a Disney film, Eoin Colfer's Artemis Fowl books are thrilling from first page to last. They're so action packed, they will even get those children who refuse to pick up a book hooked on reading.

    The first book introduces Artemis. He's the kind of boy who likes to use his brilliant mind to exploit and upset folk, so it's no surprise when he hatches a plot to kidnap a leprechaun. The question is, has he bitten off more than he can chew? The journey continues through seven thrillingly fast-paced reads.

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  • Artemis Fowl

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AFX2
    Paperback 9 years +
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    Artemis Fowl is an award-winning novel from Eoin Colfer and kick-starts a series starring the 12-year-old anti-hero of the title.

    Artemis is the kind of boy who likes to use his brilliant mind to exploit and upset folk, so it's no surprise when he hatches a plot to kidnap a leprechaun. The question is, has he bitten off more than he can chew?

    Artemis Fowl is a wickedly fast-paced read guaranteed to delight readers from 9+.
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  • Illegal

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BQOTJ
    Paperback
    This is a powerful and timely story about one boy's epic journey across Africa to Europe, a graphic novel for all children with glorious colour artwork throughout. From Eoin Colfer, previously Irish Children's Laureate, and the team behind his bestselling Artemis Fowl graphic novels. Ebo: alone. His sister left months ago. Now his brother has disappeared too, and Ebo knows it can only be to make the hazardous journey to Europe. Ebo's epic journey takes him across the Sahara Desert to the dangerous streets of Tripoli, and finally out to the merciless sea. But with every step he holds on to his hope for a new life, and a reunion with his sister. *Winner of the Judges' Special Award at the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Awards* 'Beautifully realised and punchily told.' Alex O'Connell, The Times Children's Book of the Week 'A powerful, compelling work, evocatively illustrated ... It would take a hard heart not to be moved by this book.' Financial Times
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  • Anna Liza and the Happy Practice

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AYN2
    Paperback 5 years +
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    Anna Liza likes to help cheer up her mother's psychiatric patients with her 17 top knock-knock jokes and cheerful songs, but when she meets Edward, she hits a brick wall. Edward's dad is so sad since his mum left; he says his life isn't going anywhere any more. Anna Liza has a plan to get him on the move again, if only she can manage to evade her mother's attention long enough. High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • Artemis Fowl and the Last Guardian

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AGMBX
    Paperback
    (1)
    Is this Armageddon for Artemis fowl? Opal Koboi, power-crazed pixie, is plotting to exterminate mankind and become fairy queen. If she succeeds, the spirits of long-dead fairy warriors will rise from the earth, inhabit the nearest available bodies and wreak mass destruction. But what happens if those nearest bodies include crows, or deer, or badgers - or two curious little boys by the names of Myles and Beckett Fowl? Yes, it's true. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl's four-year-old brothers could be involved in destroying the human race. Can Artemis and Captain Holly Short of the Lower Elements Police stop Opal and prevent the end of the world?
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  • And Another Thing ...

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AAAOV
    Paperback
    Arthur Dent's accidental association with that wholly remarkable book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy has not been entirely without incident. Arthur has travelled the length, breadth and depth of known, and unknown, space. He has stumbled forwards and backwards through time. He has been blown up, reassembled, cruelly imprisoned, horribly released and colourfully insulted more than is strictly necessary. And, of course, he has comprehensively failed to grasp the meaning of life, the universe and everything. Arthur has, though, finally made it home to Earth. But that does not mean he has escaped his fate. For Arthur's chances of getting his hands on a decent cuppa are evaporating along with the world's oceans. Because no sooner has he arrived than he finds out that Earth is about to be blown up ...again.
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  • Mary's Hair

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BAEMQ
    Paperback
    Mary loathes her big, curly, bushy hair and so she chops it all off...and she looks fantastic! Well, at least she thinks so. But her mammy is not convinced and forbids her from ever cutting her own hair again. But she didn't say anything about anyone else...A brilliant laugh-out-loud Little Gem about a not-so-brilliant hairdresser and one very unfortunate dog! High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • Artemis Fowl and the Lost Colony

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ABJDM
    Paperback 9 years +
    Ten millennia ago, the fairy People were defeated in a great battle with mankind, forcing them to move underground. Only the eighth family of fairies remained undefeated: the demons. But now one demon has discovered the secrets of the fairy world, and if humans get hold of this information the fairies are in BIG trouble. Only one person can prevent this disaster - teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl. Action packed and full of humour - this is a must-read for boys and girls aged 10+.
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  • Benny and Babe

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BUTVO
    Paperback
    Sequel to the No. 1 Bestseller Benny & Omar Benny, the sports-mad, carefree lad whose adventures in Tunisia have convinced him that he can take on the world, suffers a severe blow to his pride when he meets Babe. He may be a wise guy, but she is at least three steps ahead of him. And he's on her territory. Benny is visiting his grandfather in the country for the summer holidays and finds his position as a 'townie' make him the object of much teasing by the natives. Babe is the village tomboy, given serious respect by the all the local tough guys. She runs a thriving business, rescuing the lost lures and flies of visiting fishermen and selling them at a tidy profit. Babe just might consider Benny as her business partner. But things become very complicated, and dangerous, when Furty Howlin also wants a slice of the action. And that's not the only problem for Benny. A disco reveals a transformed Babe- can they still be friends now that she is a real girl? Benny and Babe was shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2001.
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  • Benny and Babe

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BUTUO
    Paperback
    Benny glowered at her. Babe by name, but most certainly not by nature. A summer in the Irish countryside is not Benny Shaw's idea of a good time. Especially since the people of Duncade don't appreciate him as the sporting prodigy that he is. All he gets is teasing, which is a favourite pastime of annoying tomboy Babe Meara. Streetwise Benny has met his match and he doesn't know the rules of this particular game. And when Babe turns from a real pain into a real girl, the trouble well and truly begins.
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  • Once upon a Place

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BPZFY
    Paperback
    A collection of 11 short stories and 6 poems by Ireland's top children's writers, commissioned and edited by Eoin Colfer and illustrated by world-renowned artist and Laureate na nOg PJ Lynch. Each of the stories and poems is based around the theme of place, being set in or inspired by a particular location within Ireland. Contributors include: Eoin Colfer Roddy Doyle Derek Landy Siobhan Parkinson Paula Leyden John Connolly Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick Oisin McGann Jane Mitchell Sarah Webb Jim Sheridan Enda Wyley Pat Boran Seamus Cashman Mark Granier Geraldine Mills Kate Newmann
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  • The Fish in the Bathtub

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BBPJL
    Paperback
    Heartwarming story set in post-war Poland. Little Lucja's Grandpa Feliks has seen off the German army, and the Communists, and now he is looking forward to a long and peaceful retirement. He plans to begin with a tasty Christmas Eve dinner of carp. But when the carp arrives alive and takes up residence in the bathtub and Lucja's heart, has Grandpa Feliks finally met his match? High quality cream paper and a special easy to read font ensure a smooth read for all.
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  • Once Upon a Place

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: BALDZ
    Hardback
    A collection of 11 new short stories and 6 new poems by Ireland's top children's writers, edited by Laureate na nOg Eoin Colfer and illustrated by world renowned artist PJ Lynch. Each of the stories and poems is based around the theme of place, being set or inspired by a particular location within Ireland. Contributors include: Eoin Colfer Roddy Doyle Derek Landy Siobhan Parkinson Paula Leyden John Connolly Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick Oisin McGann Jane Mitchell Sarah Webb Jim Sheridan Enda Wyley Pat Boran Seamus Cashman Mark Granier Geraldine Mills Kate Newmann
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  • Imaginary Fred

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AVHAD
    Paperback 3 years +
    WINNER OF CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR, IRISH BOOK AWARDS An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred...Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.
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  • The Seal's Fate

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: APLGF
    Paperback
    School's out, and Bobby Parrish is spending the summer on his dad's boat. Job number one is to deal with the seals infesting the peninsula. The money's good - but Bobby knows, deep down, that he hasn't got it in him. Eoin Colfer's trademark humour and lightness of touch and Victor Ambrus's classic artwork evoke a strong sense of place, character and vitality. An ideal gift for lovers of the best writing and artwork the children's market has to offer.
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  • Imaginary Fred

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: APHJC
    Hardback 3 years +
    An exquisite, small format gift edition of this extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred...Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.
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  • Imaginary Fred

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: APHJB
    Hardback 3 years +
    An extraordinary collaboration between Irish Children's Laureate, Eoin Colfer, and picture book superstar, Oliver Jeffers! Sometimes, with a little electricity, or luck, or even magic, an imaginary friend might appear when you need one. An imaginary friend like Fred...Fred floated like a feather in the wind until a lonely little boy wished for him and found a friendship like no other. The perfect chemistry between Eoin Colfer's text and Oliver Jeffer's artwork make for a dazzlingly original colour gift book.
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  • The Forever Man

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ANPVZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    You can't outrun your own history...Still trapped in Victorian London, FBI agent Chevie Savano is determined to help her friend Riley find his long-lost brother. But the WARP wormhole has other ideas...Pulled two centuries into the past, Chevie and Riley find themselves in the village of Mandrake. Under siege from prowling monsters that have escaped from the wormhole, the village's only protector is the sinister Witchfinder - a man with a hidden past and deadly powers. With Chevie branded a witch and sentenced to be burned at the stake, can Riley thwart the Witchfinder's plans before he destroys them all?
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  • The Hangman's Revolution

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AMXOZ
    Paperback 9 years +
    The Matrix meets Oliver Twist! WARP: The Hangman's Revolution is the second book in a major new series by Eoin Colfer, the bestselling author of Artemis Fowl. F.B.I. AGENT CHEVIE SAVANO IS TRAPPED IN A NIGHTMARE FUTURE. Unless she can return to 19th-century London and change the course of history, millions will die. Luckily she has Riley the boy magician and a Victorian gangster with lovely hair to help her battle two crazed villains, who have brought the military technology of the future back in time - with potentially disastrous consequences. The stakes are higher than the hangman's noose and only Chevie can save the day. Assuming she can avoid being killed by a couple of psycho warrior-nuns first..."Colfer has the ability to make you laugh twice over: first in sheer subversive joy at the inventiveness of the writing, and again at the energy of the humour". (Sunday Times). "Readers mourning the end of the Artemis Fowl series can take heart...the time-bending WARP series is an all-out blast". (Publishers Weekly). Eoin Colfer is the megaselling author of the Artemis Fowl series, Half Moon Investigations, The Supernaturalist, Airman and The Legend of ...books. Eoin lives with his family in Ireland.
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  • Artemis Fowl: the Opal Deception the Graphic Novel

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AKHQJ
    Paperback 9 years +
    The adaptation of his genre-busting, award-winning Artemis Fowl series 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. Evil pixie, Opal Koboi, is back and she's more dangerous than ever. This time she doesn't just want power over the fairy People - this time she wants the humans too. Captain Holly Short is the only fairy with a hope of stopping her, but as Holly knows, it takes one genius criminal mastermind to fight another. But the 14-year-old genius that Holly is thinking of doesn't even remember that fairies exist. How is she going to convince Artemis Fowl to help her stop Opal? Gold usually does the trick, and this time is should be no different. Or is Artemis changing?
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  • Artemis Fowl

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: AEABO
    Paperback 9 years +

    For a compelling comic strip novel, Artemis Fowl is hard to beat. Adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin and with excellent artwork by Giovanni Rigano, this fantastic graphic novel is amazing. Fans of the award-winning original will be captivated. Criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl takes on more than he has bargained for when he kidnaps a fairy with a difference!

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  • The Wish List

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ADCCD
    Paperback 9 years +
    Meg Finn is in trouble, unearthly trouble. Cast out of her own home by her stepfather after her mother's death, Meg is a wanderer, a troublemaker. After a botched attempt to rob a pensioner's flat, Meg and her partner in crime, Belch, end up in a very sticky situation. Meg's soul is up for grabs as the divine and the demonic try every underhand ploy imaginable to claim it. Her only chance of salvation is the Wish List. But how can she persuade the pensioner Lowrie to help her when she has wronged him? Even if she can persuade him, will she really have enough points to face up to St Peter?
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  • Half Moon Investigations

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ADBVR
    Paperback 9 years +
    Meet Fletcher Moon. Half-pint schoolboy and fully qualified private investigator. Since graduating online, he has solved all sorts of minor mysteries at school and at home. It was only a matter of time before things got serious. When Fletcher investigates a spate of crimes in the town of Lock, the finger of suspicion is soon pointing in the direction of shady brothers Herod and Red Sharkey.
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  • Artemis Fowl and the Time Paradox

    Eoin Colfer

    Product Code: ABJDL
    Paperback 9 years +
    Teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl has a new mission - and this time it's personal. Artemis' mother is dangerously ill, and the only way to find a cure is for Artemis - with Holly Short by his side - to go back in time to battle his younger, more evil self ...Action packed and full of humour - this title is a must-read for boys and girls aged 10+.
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