Bibliographic Information: Colfer, Eoin. Artemis Fowl. New York: Hyperion For Children, 2001. Print.
Brief Annotation: Artemis Fowl is a boy genius, criminal mastermind, and a millionaire. But Artemis has no idea how much trouble he is getting himself into when he captures a fairy named Holly Short. With the help of his butler, Artemis might just survive this encounter. But will it be enough to make him change his evil ways?
Genre: science fiction
Grade Level: 5-8
Readers who will like this: Students who like fantastical beasts and magic.
Rating/Response: 5 Artemis Fowl is another book that I enjoyed when I was younger. The magical creatures in this book are much more grown up than the faries of bedtime stories. This book is full of adventure with just the right amount of humor added in. As a bonus the book has another story written in the fairy language, one sentence at a time on the bottom of each page. Encourage your students to decode it!
One question you would ask before a read aloud: What do you picture when you think of fairies?
Posted by: Maria Muellerleile