Adapted by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin
Art by Giovanni Rigano – Color by Paola Lamanna
Published in 2007 by Hyperion
112 pages -ages 12+
This graphic novel is an adaptation of the first Artemis Fowl novel.
Artemis Fowl is a 12-year old criminal genius who is very wealthy and wants more. He discovers that fairies are real and more importantly that the fairies have A LOT of gold. Artemis and his two faithful employees take a fairy hostage and ransom her for A LOT of gold. The fairies of the Lower Elements Police recon unit (A.K.A. LEPrecon), the elite fairy police force (we aren’t talking Tinkerbell here -think of GI Joe with magic powers) have to rescue the kidnapped fairy without loosing their gold and letting the rest of the world know that they exist.
I haven’t read the Artemis Fowl novel yet. I liked the graphic novel but I think more details of the story would be in the regular book. It seems like a very cool story and I am definitely going to read the full length book. The art work in the graphic novels is very detailed. It is definitely made for older kids because it is kind of creepy and the story can be kind of violent. There were a couple of not-so-nice words (not curse word -but words we don’t use in our house) in the book (2 of them).