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The Legend of Spud Murphy

by Eoin Colfer (author)

For ages 7 to 11

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    • 9780141317083
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  • Accelerated Reader

    • AR Level: 3.8 Middle years (1.0 points)

Will and Marty are all set to enjoy the summer holidays, but their mum has other ideas. She decides to pack them off to the library, home of the dreaded librarian Mrs Murphy, who is rumoured to control unruly children with a gas-powered spud gun! Mrs Murphy may be tough, but in naughty Will and Marty, has she finally met her match? Laugh your socks off with a side-splitting comic caper from an award-winning author.

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Eoin Colfer

Eoin Colfer (pronounced Owen) was born in Wexford on the South-East 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 school with gripping Viking stories inspired by history he was learning in school at the time!

After leaving school he 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. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books. Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

Children are guaranteed a treasure-trove of riches from Ireland’s top storyteller. From the hi-tech fantasy of Artemis Fowl to his brilliant action thrillers like The Supernaturalist, Eoin’s books are brimming with action, invention and laughs! Less confident readers can chuckle over the easy-read adventures of naughty brothers Will and Marty, while those who love fairies and fighting are in for a treat with six unstoppable bestsellers from the hit Artemis Fowl series.

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  1. jessie2 on 26 April 2013

    Hayley-113303

    this is a brillant book love it :):):)

    5 out of 5

  2. luckylucia4233 on 30 November 2011

    Goldie-113308

    Its a brilliand book!

    Lucia aged 10

    5 out of 5

  3. sezzie24 on 3 March 2011

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    This is one of my favourite books, I love it. There is a good bit where his brother tricks him into going to get a book in the adult’s section because his brother said he’d tell him where Action Man is buried in the garden but when he gets back he reveals it’s only buried in the toy box!

    5 out of 5

  4. BookLover1997 on 26 November 2009

    Pearl-113298

    This book is GREAT! I loved it! It was really interesting how they never liked the library and then they were sniking out to get books even though they knew they would get punsihed very strictly! FUNNY!

    5 out of 5

  5. Ben05 on 6 June 2009

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    The Legend of Spud Murphy is an ok book – not my favourite though. It is far from realistic even down to the characters names. I have started reading Artemis Fowl – hopefully I shall enjoy that more… Watch out for my Artemis Fowl review once I have read it!

    4 out of 5