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Artemis Fowl – Eoin Colfer

                            Artemis Fowl Series (Wexford author!!)

                            Artemis Fowl is a series of eight science fantasy novels, starring
                            teenage criminal mastermind Artemis Fowl II. Colfer summed up the
                            series as: “Die Hard” with fairies. There are eight novels in the
                            series; the first was published in 2001 and the eighth, titled “The
               Last Guardian” was released in 2012. The eighth and final book is set to be
               released 10 July 2012. A graphic novel was released in 2007, and a second in

               A third graphic novel and a movie are currently in the writing process.
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               In Pieces

               Collaborative authors

               A group of Ballymun secondary students have published a new
               novel for reluctant teen readers.  The group of eight second

               year students teamed up with author Kevin McDermott to
               write their own novel “In Pieces”.  This is a ground-breaking

               booked aimed at young people who prefer their book to be
               short and snappy.  This is the first book of its kind aimed at young Irish
               readers.  12 +

               Tuck Everlasting – Natalie Babbitt

               Doomed to - or blessed with - eternal life after drinking from a magic spring,

               the Tuck family wanders about trying to live as inconspicuously and comfortably
               as they can. When ten-year-old Winnie Foster stumbles on their secret, the

                             Tucks take her home and explain why living forever at one age is
                             less a blessing that it might seem. Complications arise when Winnie
                             is followed by a stranger who wants to market the spring water for

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