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Artemis Fowl. The opal deception : the graphic novel
Other title(s):
Opal deception


First edition.
Los Angeles : Disney Hyperion Books, 2014.
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
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General Note:
"Adapted from the novel Artemis Fowl: The Opal Deception."
After his last run-in with the fairies, Artemis Fowl's mind was wiped of memories of the world belowground and any goodness grudgingly learned is now gone with the young genius reverting to his criminal lifestyle.


Call Number
J GRAPHIC Colfer, E.

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Artemis Fowl's greatest enemy, the evil pixie Opal Koboi, has escaped-and she's out for revenge. Her plan to start a war between the humans and fairies is nearing completion and once again Artemis is caught in the crosshairs. Only this time he has no memory at all of his fairy friend, Captain Holly Short, or her world deep underground. To survive Opal's master plan, Artemis will have to reconnect with Holly and with his own memories. But will even Artemis's keen intellect be enough to outsmart this pixie villain, or has the boy genius finally met his match?

Author Notes

Eoin Colfer was born in Wexford, Ireland on May 14, 1965. After taking a three-year degree course in Dublin, he qualified as a primary teacher in 1986. Returning to Wexford he began teaching in a local primary school by day and wrote at night. In 1991, he left Ireland and spent the next four years working in Saudi Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. Resettling in Wexford after his arrival back in Ireland, he recommenced his teaching career, continuing his habit of writing after school. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published in October 1998. His other works include Benny and Babe, the O'Brien Flyers series, and the Artemis Fowl series. He became a full-time author following the success of Artemis Fowl. The Wish List won a Bisto Merit Award in 2001.

In 2015 he won an Irish Book Award in the children's category with his title Imaginary Fred.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Booklist Review

In this graphic-novel adaptation of the fourth Artemis Fowl novel, the evil pixie Opal Kobol has escaped from the J. Argon Clinic, and she intends to wreak her revenge against Artemis Fowl, fairy captain Holly Short, and centaur Foaly and to start an all-out war between humans and fairies. Artemis has no memories at all of Holly, Foaly, or any fairies, but he and his bodyguard and mentor Butler encounter Holly just after Opal barely misses killing them. Now, the 14-year-old genius must find a way to recover his memories and help Holly stop Opal and her vengeful plan. Colfer has worked with comics writer Donkin and the same team of Italian artists for all four volumes of the graphic-novel adaptations of his novels, giving these books a colorful, European-comics look. His involvement makes this adaptation work very well, so readers can enjoy the story, whether they have never read any of the Artemis Fowl novels or are big fans of the series.--Kan, Kat Copyright 2014 Booklist