Benny and Babe

Version: Unabridged
Author: Eoin Colfer
Narrator: Euan Morton
Genres: Fiction, Teen
Publisher: Scholastic
Published In: June 2007
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 22 minutes
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Overview

Benny Shaw, a sports-obsessed, carefree kid is convinced that he can take on the world--until he spends the summer living with his grandfather and meets resident tomboy and all-around tough-girl Babe Meara.

Benny may be a wise guy, but Babe is at least three steps ahead of him, especially on her territory. When a money-making business venture arises, however, Babe just might consider Benny as her partner, and possibly a friend. But things become complicated, and dangerous, when the troublesome Furty Howlin starts clamoring for a slice of the action.

Author Details

Author Details

Colfer, Eoin

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 (elementary) 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; it has since been translated into many languages. A sequel followed in 1999, followed by some other books (see below). Then in 2001 the first Artemis Fowl book was published and he was able to resign from teaching and concentrate fully on writing.

He says, "I will keep writing until people stop reading or I run out of ideas. Hopefully neither of these will happen anytime soon."

He lives in Ireland with his wife and two children.