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Eoin Colfer


Ireland (1965 - )

Eoin Colfer followed his parents into teaching and soon began to invent stories for his pupils. His first novel, BENNY AND OMAR, was a bestseller in Ireland - like ARTEMIS FOWL, it was written after a day's teaching and after his young son's bedtime. Eoin lives in Wexford, Ireland. ARTEMIS FOWL was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book of the Year and won the WHSmith Children's Book of the Year Award.
 
Eoin Colfer recommends
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The Love Bean (2002)
Siobhán Parkinson
"A gripping read - warm, wise and told with infinite skill."
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Doctor Illuminatus (2003)
(Alchemist's Son, book 1)
Martin Booth
"Frightfully real with quick-paced action."
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Gods and Their Machines (2004)
Oisín McGann
"Completely fantastical yet totally relevant."
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Troll Fell (2004)
(Troll, book 1)
Katherine Langrish
"... quirky and hypnotic... her characters are instantly recognizable as someone you know, or someone you wish you didn't."
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Amadans (2004)
(Amadans, book 1)
Malachy Doyle
"I loved Amadans... a hugely entertaining blend of fantasy and technology."
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The New Policeman (2005)
Kate Thompson
"Charming, seductive and completely enthralling..."
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Zoo (2005)
Graham Marks
"It is a fantastic read and a real shot in the arm for YA literature. The format and character description made me feel like a teenage Londoner myself. Wishful thinking. I couldn't help casting the whole thing in my head as I went along. Can't wait for the premier."
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Tiger (2005)
(Five Ancestors, book 1)
Jeff Stone
"Tiger clips along at a lightning pace."
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The Black Book of Secrets (2007)
(Tales from the Sinister City, book 1)
F E Higgins
"Wonderful. Anyone looking for the next big thing has come to the right place. Higgins has created a uniquely grim fantasy world that more than holds its own with Dickens or Peake. Her characters are brilliantly realised and the story grabs at the reader with hooked talons."
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The Roar (2008)
(Roar , book 1)
Emma Clayton
"A fesh and exciting take on sci-fi."
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Violet Wings (2009)
(Zaria Tourmaline, book 1)
Victoria Hanley
"Zaria is the epitome of fairy girl power."
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Atomic Swarm (2010)
(Dot Robot, book 2)
Jason Bradbury
"THE BEST of a new breed of techno-thriller."
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The Left Hand of God (2010)
(Left Hand of God Trilogy, book 1)
Paul Hoffman
"Magnificent."
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New Town Soul (2010)
Dermot Bolger
"A beautifully crafted thriller."
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Aftershock (2011)
(H.I.V.E., book 7)
Mark Walden
"Artemis Fowl would fit perfectly at H.I.V.E."
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The Sleeping Army (2011)
(Mortal Gods, book 1)
Francesca Simon
"Breathtaking, magical storytelling. I loved this book."
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Scream Street 2 (2014)
(Scream Street)
Tommy Donbavand
"Exactly the sort of grisly, gross, and hilarious stuff that kids will love!."
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The Haunting Of Heck House (2014)
(Wiggins Weird, book 2)
Lesley Livingston and Jonathan Llyr
"A Pandora's box of screams and crackles. Readers will scream(for more)."
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The Blackthorn Key (2015)
(Blackthorn Key, book 1)
Kevin Sands
"Magic, adventure, and things that go boom-I love this book."
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They All Fall Down (2016)
Cat Hogan
"Ring-around-the-Rosie...someone wants to play...Who's not playing the game?...now someone must pay."
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The Beginning Woods (2016)
Malcolm McNeill
"I loved every word...Rich, funny and terrifying."
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The List (2017)
Patricia Forde
"The fantasy book of the year."
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The Knight's Armor (2018)
(Ministry of SUITs, book 3)
Paul Gamble
"A zany explosion of hilarity."


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