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The Legend of the Worst Boy in the World [Paperback]

Eoin Colfer
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Book Description

3 Jan 2008

Will is desperate to win the Giant Jelly Baby competition and be named 'the best boy in the world'. But his big brother Marty always beats him to it. Then one day Will's wish comes true - he's the best boy in the world at last! Marty is not happy, and decides that something must be done . . .

Funny, quirky fiction with brilliant black-and-white illustrations by Tony Ross throughout. Boys and girls aged 7+ will love this!

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Product details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (3 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0141318937
  • ISBN-13: 978-0141318936
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,840 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) is the New York Times best-selling author

of the blockbuster Artemis Fowl series as well as Airman; Half Moon

Investigations; The Supernaturalist; Eoin Colfer's Legend of... books;

The Wish List; Benny and Omar; and Benny and Babe. He was born in

Wexford on the southeast coast of Ireland in 1965, where he and his four

brothers were brought up by his father (an elementary school teacher,

historian and artist of note) and mother (a drama teacher). He first

developed an interest in writing in primary (elementary) school with

gripping Viking stories inspired by history that he was learning in

school at the time.

Eoin got his degree from Dublin University and qualified as a primary

school teacher, returning to work in Wexford. He married in 1991 and he

and his wife spent about 4 years between 1992 and 1996 working in Saudi

Arabia, Tunisia and Italy. His first book, Benny and Omar, was published

in 1998, based on his experiences in Tunisia; it has since been

translated into many languages; a sequel followed in 1999. In 2001, the

first Artemis Fowl book was published worldwide to much success -

shortly thereafter he left teaching to concentrate fully on his writing.

To this day, Eoin has written 6 Artemis Fowl books which have sold over

12 million copies worldwide.

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Praise for The Legend of Spud Murphy and The Legend of Captain Crow's Teeth:

'The funniest book of the year. A mini-masterpiece' - Daily Mail

'Plenty of full-on belly laughs' - Sunday Times

'Cracking' - Disney's Big Time

About the Author

Eoin Colfer, the second of five brothers, was born and raised in Wexford, in the south-east of Ireland. Artemis Fowl, his first book featuring the brilliant young anti-hero, was an immediate international bestseller and won the WHSmith 'People's Choice' Children's Book of the Year and the Children's Book of the Year at the British Book Awards. This is Eoin's third book for younger readers.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Funny!! 21 Sep 2011
By Gilly
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Picked this for my 8yr old as a change from secret seven. Its tricky to find something thats not too old and scary but also isnt far too young and 'babyish'. This fits the bill great! Very funny and perfect for listening to just before bed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best book in the world! 2 April 2010
Loved this funny book by Eoin Colfer- my son loved the parts about the tinfoil and THE LINE! A warmly written tale, and more importantly, highly recommended by my 8 year old- even his cat enjoyed listening to it. A great buy. Enjoy!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fab 10 July 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
good fun story with a good ending and moral
lot of great mini stories within the book
thank -you Eoin
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good service 9 July 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Daughter loved it and demolished it in 2 days
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4.0 out of 5 stars Eoin's Excellent Work! 9 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
Once again, Eoin Colfer has not disappointed with his work on the terrific tales of the Woodmans:
Mum, Dad, Martin, William, Donald, Bert and Half-Pint!
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