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Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl.

Hyperion. 396p. c2001. 0-7868-1787-9. $5.99. J *

Artemis Fowl is a 12-year-old boy with a missing father, a sick mother, a loyal servant ... and a world-class criminal mind with millions of dollars at his disposal.

So if he decides to go after Fairy gold, he's got a good shot at finding it. But when he kidnaps a LEPrecon, he's in more trouble than he knows. Fairies can be nasty critters, and the fate of both worlds hangs on this showdown! While the summary suggests this might be Harry Potter if the main character were Draco Malfoy, it's not quite the same thing. The author's tongue is firmly in his cheek, and the novel is amusing without quite engaging the emotions. But it's fun to watch Artemis outsmart everyone around him, and middle school readers are sure to enjoy it. Deirdre Root, Ref. Libn., Middletown P.L., Middletown, OH
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Author:Root, Deirdre
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Date:Mar 1, 2004
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