'Eoin Colfer has a very cool line in storytelling.'(RTE Guide RTE Guide)
'Hilarious -- there is hardly a page which will not have a reader laughing aloud'(The Irish Times The Irish Times)
'I thought this book was brilliant. It is definitely a 'One to read' ... I would give this book 9 out of 10. If you want to improve your vocabulary read this book. It is one of the best books I've ever read.'(Sixth-class reviewer - Wicklow People)
'Colfer smoothly layers adventure, moments of poignancy and subtle social commentary and his comic timing is pitch-perfect'(Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly)
Listed in the 'Top ten essential books for every family'(Sunday Business Post)
a great friendship story(Mad About Books)
In my old school, we had fighting, no pool and there'd be vicious matches against the other schools . . . I miss all that stuff!
Moving to Africa is the worst thing that has ever happened to Benny Shaw. No one plays hurling (the best game on the planet) and the local school is run by hippies who like to talk about feelings. As if.
But when Benny meets wisecracking Omar (the name's Bond, James Bond Omar) who only speaks English in TV catchphrases, he decides that maybe life in this new country can be fun after all . . .