ARTEMIS FOWL. New York: Talk Miramax Books Hyperion Books for Children, . Octavo, boards. First U.S. edition. The first (of eight) Artemis Fowl novel, in which the 12-year old criminal mastermind kidnaps a fairy. The NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW said that "Colfer has done enormously, explosively well" in writing a book that could be accurately described as Die Hard with fairies. A hugely popular series with a film adaptation based on this book in process of development by Disney since 2016 now scheduled for release in May 2020. Neat owner's name written in red ink at the top edge of the front free endpaper. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#164704).
"First American Edition / 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page.