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'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) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
His first novel, Benny and Omar, was published by The O'Brien Press in October 1998 and was an immediate bestseller. It was applauded by critics because of its comic genius. International recognition soon followed as translation rights were sold to various publishers abroad. His second book, Benny and Babe was published in June 1999. Benny and Babe became a No 1 bestseller in Ireland, knocking the famous Harry Potter out of the top spot in the Bestseller List!
Eoin's writing style is incredibly diverse as he has also written for the younger readers in the O'Brien Flyers series. For the series, which is aimed at 6+ readers, he has created the wonderful character of Ed Cooper, whose misadventures appear in Going Potty, Ed's Funny Feet and Ed's Bed.
The Wish List is Eoin's third book for the older age group. It is the story of Meg Finn, a young teenager who dies, but is too good for Hell and too bad for Heaven. Back on earth she has a chance of salvation if she can fulfil the Wish List of pensioner Lowrie. Mission impossible for Meg?
Eoin has his own website with lots of information about his books. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.