Benny and Babe (Benny Series #2)by Eoin Colfer
Benny Shaw, the sports-mad, carefree lad whose adventures in Tunisia have convinced him that he can take on the world, suffers a severe blow to his pride when he meets Babe Meara. He may be a wise guy, but she is at least three steps ahead of him. And he's on her territory. Benny is visiting his grandfather in the country for the summer holidays and finds his position as a "townie" makes him the object of much teasing by natives. Babe is the village tomboy, given serious respect by the local tough guys. She runs a thriving business, rescuing the lost lures and flies of visiting fishermen and selling them at a tidy profit. Babe just might consider Benny as her business partner. But things become very complicated, and dangerous, when Furty Howlin wants a slice of the action.
Author Biography: Eoin Colfer is a bestselling author in his native Ireland. A former schoolteacher, he is a now a full-time writer. He is the author of Artemis Fowl and Benny and Omar.
Benny Shaw is spending the summer with his lighthouse-keeper grandfather on the coast of Ireland in Eoin Colfer's novel (Miramax, 2007). The boy believes he'll be welcomed by the local children because of his athletic prowess, but he's surprised when he's chosen last for teams, bitten by a dog, and knocked on his arse by a girl named Babe. A tomboy to the extreme, Babe lets Benny know that as a townie, he has little to offer. After several amusing encounters, the duo develop a grudging respect for each other. Babe agrees to take Benny on as a partner in her profitable fishing lure business, but complications arise when a local tough boy decides to take it over. Narrator Euan Morton's Irish accent is spot-on, and after a while listeners will become comfortable with it. A brilliant story filled with humor and joy.
Tricia MelgaardCopyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
Meet the Author
Eoin Colfer used to spend his days teaching elementary school and his nights writing stories. Now he's writing stories full time! If he was not writing, he would still be teaching-or doing his dream job, which is drawing comic books.
Colfer published several award-winning bestsellers, including The Wish List and Benny and Omar, before he started the Artemis Fowl books-all three of which have been bestsellers. He says there will be at least one more book about everyone's favorite criminal genius. “Once Artemis becomes the model citizen, I will have nothing more to say about him. But I think he has a few lessons to learn yet.”
When he's not on a book tour meeting his fans all over the world, Colfer lives with his wife and two sons in Ireland. He thinks the best thing about having Artemis Fowl made into a movie is the idea of bringing his kids to see it. “Dads aren't very often cool people, but I think I might be cool for a couple of days if Artemis makes it onto the big screen.”
- Wexford Town, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland
- Date of Birth:
- May 14, 1965
- Place of Birth:
- Waterford City, County Waterford, Republic of Ireland
- Bachelor of Education, 1986; Education Diploma, 1987
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