Kids' Book of the Week
Published on Friday, March 8, 2013 - 4:50pm
If St. Patrick's Day inspires you to get into the Irish spirit, try the adventurous Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer.
Artemis is a criminal mastermind, evil genius, and yet only a 12-year-old Irish boy. He attempts to regain his family's fortune in this fast paced thriller.
His plan? Kidnap a fairy of course and hold out for the handsome ransom of fairy gold. Artemis has got his work cut out for himself, however. The fairy world has just as much high technology weaponry and covert mission experience to rival any super power in the mortal world. Plus, fairies have magic.
For extra fun, crack the fairy secret code that lines the bottom of each page. Or explore the graphic novel to see how Commander "Beet" got his name. Lastly, give the audiobook a listen to hear some classic Irish brogues.
Best for grades 6-8.
Check them out:
Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer Juv J Colfer
The audiobook version
The graphic novel version