Artemis Fowl voted fairest Puffin

<p>Artemis Fowl has flapped away with the accolade of the UK&rsquo;s all-time favourite Puffin.<br />&nbsp;<br />Eoin Colfer&rsquo;s novel was voted the Puffin of Puffins in a nationwide poll, set up to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Puffin Modern Classics. Readers could vote for their favourite book from seven titles, one from each decade.</p><p>More than 10,000 votes were cast, with Artemis Fowl taking home 68% of the vote. Roald Dahl&rsquo;s <em>Charlie and the Chocolate Factory </em>came in second with 13%. The other titles were <em>The Family from One End Street </em>by Eve Garnett, <em>Charlotte&rsquo;s Web</em> by E B White, <em>Stig of the Dump </em>by Clive King, <em>Goodnight Mister Tom</em> by Michelle Magorian, and <em>The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour-Dog</em> by Jeremy<br />Strong.</p><p>Colfer said: &ldquo;I am beyond thrilled by this result. To be chosen by Puffin as a modern classic is a huge honour as it would be for any writer.<br />&nbsp;<br />&ldquo;For Artemis be in a collection with Stig and Charlie is a huge thrill, but to win a public vote as well, it&#39;s like two birthdays in one go. I have to say that this is my proudest professional moment. Thank you, voters.&rdquo;<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; <br />The next Artemis novel, <em>Artemis Fowl and the Atlantis Complex</em>, will be published on 20th July.</p>