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+.
Artemis Fowl is twelve... and a criminal genius. He'll stop at nothing to lie, cheat and steal in order to rebuild his family's fortune. Holly Short, on the other hand is an elf. Not your tiny cute kind of elf, but a rough tough member of LEPrecon, the SAS of the Lower Elements Police. Artemis hears of this mysterious world of fairies, elves and such, and decides to capture one of them and ransom them for a fortune in fairy gold. He kidnaps Holly and there follows a gripping, funny adventure that gives you a whole new view of fairies and spirites and just how tough they all are. This is a fantastic start to an incredible series of books, which challenge the reader and give surprises and thrills in each chapter. Oh, and watch out for the troll!