Artemis Fowl

Artemis Fowl

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Artemis Fowl is a great book. It’s the first in this children’s series, and such a great story!  If you read it you will love it and buy the rest of the books. This is a series that you will read all of them, back to back!

It’s perfect for those who enjoy fantasy. Artemis is an incredibly smart boy whose father was killed when Artemis was much younger. Artemis’ mother is emotionally devastated and spends most of her time by herself, leaving Artemis to his own devices. And while this is sad for Artemis, it’s not overdone or depressing. It also makes him a fantastic character that kids become completely invested in.

If you have a child, or know of one, who is always thinking, always wanting to experiment… a kid with a vivid imagination who’s just too clever for their own good, this is a fantastic book for them. Heck, it’s good for anyone who loves a reading adventure!

 

Bayou Boy

Bayou Boy

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With the new road being built in the Louisiana swampland, all the gators are leaving, and Jean LeBlanc’s trapper father must go to work in the offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Jean, at 14, is suddenly the man of the house, and just taking care of his mother and small sister requires manhood enough. When an escaped convict appears on the scene and steals Old Red Gravy, Jean’s dog, Jean finds himself up to his neck in swamp water and trouble. The author has caught the special inflection of Louisiana backwoods talk as well as a feeling for both the resignation and pride of poor people leading lonely, hard lives.

George Harmon Smith, born in the Louisiana swamp country, is the author of several award-winning, best-selling Young Adult novels. He came to literary recognition with Bayou Boy, which was made into a Walt Disney movie, with fourteen editions published, and the winner of 37 literary awards. Readers have urged Smith to write more Young Adult novels. By popular demand he has recently had published Where the Pale Lilies Bloom, and now this third new one, Dark Delta Deep, Blue Goodbye.