Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times best-selling authorof the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half MoonInvestigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born inWexford on the southeast... show more
Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times best-selling authorof the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half MoonInvestigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born inWexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his fourbrothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher,historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He firstdeveloped an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school withgripping Viking stories inspired by history that he was learning inschool at the time. Eoin got his degree from Dublin University and qualified as a primaryschool teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and heand his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in SaudiArabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was publishedin 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since beentranslated into many languages; a sequel followed in 1999. In 2001, thefirst Artemis Fowl book was published worldwide to much success -shortly thereafter he left teaching to concentrate fully on his writing.To this day, Eoin has written 6 Artemis Fowl books which have sold over12 million copies worldwide.
Birth date: May 14, 1965
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Illegal is the story of two brothers’ journey from Africa to Europe. Along the way Ebo, the main character, charms his way by singing, finds a bit of luck, and cheerfully works at whatever job he can find. Ebo is an intelligent and gutsy hero, who, perhaps because of his age, naively manages to thin...
Honestly, I'm not a huge fan. I never read the original books, so I don't have any background knowledge. Maybe I would have liked the story better if I read it in the traditional format first. As a first-time reader, I found Artemis to be cocky (although as a 12-year old genius, I guess he has the...
Twelve-year-old Artemis Fowl is a millionaire, a genius, and, above all, a 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 fairies of bedtime stories; these fairies are armed and dangerous.Artemis t...
When I was a kid, I was what everybody called a “reluctant reader.” Basically, if you put a book in my hands, I’d do everything in my childish power not to read it. Jon Scieszka’s picture books are some of the first books I remember reading on my own and actually liking. His strange sense of humor w...
This book is AMAZING. Such an incredible, unbelievable ending to the series. I am blown away.