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Artemis Begins (Guys Read Library of Great Reading #1.3)

3.81  ·  Rating Details  ·  84 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Long before Artemis Fowl appeared in Eoin Colfer's hit series, he was born in the form of Eoin's younger brother Donal--the "young criminal mastermind" of the family. And on one particular spring day, he concocts his most sinister plot yet. A short story from the acclaimed collection "Guys Read: Funny Business," edited by Jon Scieszka.
ebook, 9 pages
Published June 21st 2011 by HarperCollins (first published September 21st 2010)
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Mar 17, 2014 Nickie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I really enjoyed the rough housing brother sibling-ness of this story. Not that I want to encourage anyone to pick on others but...growing up I was told by my parents "You are the only one allowed to pick on your brother." Implying that I could never let anyone else bully him. I really want to start the Artemis series now!
Dec 23, 2015 Emily rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
An okay book. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't extremely good either in my opinion. I still say it's worth a read. 3 out of 5 stars.
This reminded me of the stories my husband tells about growing up in a family of six boys.
Dec 19, 2014 Janet rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this, I'd love to read more adventures of the Colfer boys.
Mar 09, 2015 Juliette rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this. I love this so much. Made me laugh out loud.
Nov 30, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
interesting concept...a series of short stories by popular juvenile fiction authors designed to get boys to read more!
Apr 08, 2011 Elsa rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cute short story about how Eoin Colfer came up with the idea for Artemis Fowl.
Nov 02, 2012 Mel rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Itty bitty tiny little story. Lots of fun.
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Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four brothers were brought up by his father and mother, who were both educators.

He received his degree from Dublin University and began teaching primary school in Wexford. He has lived and worked all over the world, including Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. After the publication of the A
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“I waved my hand in front of my face, obi-wan style. "I am not here."
Niall's mucas glands kicked into overdrive. "Eoin's dead! And his ghost is standing right there on the grass!"
Donal let out a long suffering sigh. "Eoin is being a writer." Niall calmed down, becuase everyone knows writers are weird and are always doing stupid thingss.”
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