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The Arctic Incident First Edition
Contributor(s): Colfer, Eoin
ISBN: 0786808551     ISBN-13: 9780786808557
Publisher: Disney Pr
    OUR PRICE: $15.30  
Product Type: Hardcover - Other Formats
Published: May 2002
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Annotation: In his second adventure, the youngest, brightest, and most dangerous criminal mastermind is at boarding school when he receives an urgent e-mail from Russia. It's from a man Artemis never thought he'd see again: his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian mafia and pleads for Artemis's help.
Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Fairies; Fiction.
Magic; Fiction.
Fathers and sons; Fiction.
BISAC Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction | Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction | Action & Adventure
Dewey: [Fic]
LCCN: BL2002004691
Lexile Measure: 610
Academic/Grade Level: Grade 4-6, Age 9-11
Series: Artemis Fowl
Book type: Juvenile Fiction
Physical Information: 8.50" H x 5.50" W x 1.00" (0.95 lbs) 277 pages
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 59973
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Middle Grades   Point Value: 9.0
Scholastic Reading Counts Info
Quiz #: Q29843
Reading Level: 6.2   Interest Level: Grades 6-8   Point Value: 15.0
 
Descriptions, Reviews, Etc.
Publisher Description:
Book Two-Now available in mass market paperback Artemis is at boarding school in Ireland when he suddenly receives an urgent video e-mail from Russia. In it is a plea from his father, who has been kidnapped by the Russian Mafiya. As Artemis rushes to his rescue, he is stopped by Captain Holly Short of the LEPrecon fairy police. But this time, instead of battling the fairies, he is going to have to join forces with them if he wants to save one of the few people in the world he loves. "A cracking good read."-Publishers Weekly "The world that Colfer creates is as vivid and fantastical as any shire, Gotham, or galaxy far, far away. . ."-Entertainment Weekly (review: A-)

Reviewed by Horn Book Guide Reviews (Horn Book Guide Reviews 2002 Fall)
Holly Short and Artemis Fowl find themselves uneasily on the same side as they deflect a palace coup in the Lower Elements, and, up above, try to rescue Artemis's father from kidnappers. The two plot strands aren't sufficiently entwined, and an excess of action sequences and high-tech fairy fighting gear give the book a frenetic quality. But fans of the first book will be undeterred. Copyright 2002 Horn Book Guide Reviews

Reviewed by Publishers Weekly Reviews (PW Reviews 2002 April #3)
Rocketing readers back into a world of modern fairies (they pack heat and wear motorized wings), Colfer here reunites 13-year-old antihero Artemis with his former kidnap victim, Captain Holly Short, an elf officer with the LEPrecon (Lower Elements Police Reconnaissance) squad. As the erstwhile arch enemies join forces to squelch a power-hungry pixie's coup attempt in one world and to rescue Artemis's long-missing father in another (he's being held for ransom by the Russian Mafiya), the boy proves he has a heart after all, even as he builds his reputation as a world-class criminal mastermind. Once again, the roller coaster of a plot introduces a host of high jinks and high-tech weaponry as Colfer blends derring-do with snappy prose ("The broad grin disappeared like a fox down a hole") and repartee ("Hey, Mulch, if you listen really hard you can just about make out the sound of nobody giving a hoot"). The resulting fantasy hosts memorable characters, many of whom (such as the flatulent dwarf Mulch Diggums) reprise roles that helped attract fans to the first adventure. The author ratchets up the body count in this return engagement (perhaps too steeply for some tastes), and the high-concept premise may be a tad slick for others, but Colfer's finger is firmly on the pulse of his target market, and along with extra helpings of sly humor ("The sprite's breathing calmed, and a healthy green tinge started to return to his cheeks") he delivers a cracking good read. Ages 10-up. (May) FYI: The one-day laydown date for this novel is May 3. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Reviewed by School Library Journal Reviews (SLJ Reviews 2002 July)
Gr 5-8 In this entertaining sequel, Artemis Fowl tries to rescue his father from Russian Mafiya gangsters. Here, the criminal mastermind teams up with Captain Holly, the same leprechaun officer whom he battled in the first book. He needs her fairy magic and technology to help with his mission, while she and her friends enlist the boy to aid them in preventing a goblin revolt. The action is brisk, with fiendish plots, ingenious escapes, and lively battle scenes. Though still diabolically clever, Artemis loses some of his edge as the story proceeds, and even commits a few selfless acts along the way. His own bafflement at these sentimental lapses is amusing, and he develops into a more likable figure. His unbridled greed and ambition were essential to his antihero appeal in the first book, and a gentler Artemis is not quite as engaging. Still, it's fun to see him run rings around a school counselor, and his verbal jousts with his fairy allies keep some of that spark alive. Many characters from the first book return, though none develop much beyond their basic personality traits. The satisfying conclusion resolves the fate of Artemis's father and sets the scene for future sequels. -Steven Engelfried, Beaverton City Library, OR Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.