Today's the day: Artemis Fowl takes the leap from book to screen as Disney+ premiere's the sci-fi-fantasy-world-spy-kid-action-adventure-YA film adaptation!
Directed by Kenneth Branagh (yup, that Kenneth Branagh!) and starring Ferdia Shaw, Lara McDonnell, Josh Gad, Dame Judi Dench, and Colin Farrell, author Eoin Colfer's universe of magic and mystery comes to life in a CGI-enhanced spellbinding story. 12-year-old genius Artemis Fowl, a descendant of a long line of criminal masterminds, desperately tries to save his father who has been kidnapped. In order to pay his ransom, Artemis must infiltrate an ancient, underground civilization—the amazingly advanced world of fairies—and bring the kidnapper the Aculos, the fairies’ most powerful and coveted magical device.
Whether you're new to the Artemis Fowl series or just want to refresh your memory of the previous installments, here are 5 Artemis Fowl-centric titles you can check out either before or after you view the new movie!
Artemis Fowl: The Graphic Novel written by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin; illustrated by Giovanni Rigano
In this illustrated adaption, fans can see for the first time what Foaly''s tin hat looks like; discover just how "Beet" Root got his name; and of course, follow their favorite criminal mastermind in action-packed, full-color comic book panels.
The Artemis Fowl Files by Eoin Colfer
This companion title includes two original stories: "LEPrecon", the story of Fairy Police Captain Holly Short's move from Traffic to Recon following her initiation into the Fairy Police; and "The Seventh Dwarf", featuring Mulch, Butler, and Artemis himself.
The Fowl Twins by Eoin Colfer
This adventure concerns Artemi's younger twin brothers, Myles and Beckett. The two are left in the care of house security (NANNI) for a single night, and they end up befriending a troll who has clawed his way through the earth's crust to the surface. Unfortunately for the troll, he is being chased by a nefarious nobleman and an interrogating nun, who both need the magical creature for their own gain, as well as a fairy-in-training who has been assigned to protect him. Along the way, they get shot at, kidnapped, buried, arrested, threatened, killed (temporarily), and discover that the strongest bond in the world is not the one forged by covalent electrons in adjacent atoms, but the one that exists between a pair of twins.
Artemis Fowl - The Ultimate Quiz Book by Jack Goldstein and Frankie Taylor
Within this tome lies 250 questions to test the knowledge of Artemis Fowl fans. From questions any old human should know all the way through to trivia that would test Artemis himself, this is a fantastic way to enjoy the world of the fairy people even more. With easy navigation between each question and answer section and questions on a whole host of characters, you are sure to enjoy this fantastic quiz. Play it yourself or test your friends!
Eoin Colfer Author Events' podcast
Listen to this podcast interview with the Artemis Fowl author himself, Eoin Colfer, recorded right here at the Free Library in February 2020!
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