Beetle Boy facts for kids
|Author||M. G. Leonard|
|Publisher||Scholastic, The Chicken House|
Published in English
|23 February 2016|
|Media type||Print (hardback)|
Beetle Boy is a middle grade novel published in 2016 by The Chicken House in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the US. It was written by M. G. Leonard and illustrated by Júlia Sardà.
It is the first part of a trilogy, as volume 1 of the Beetle Trilogy series. Beetle Queen, the second part of the trilogy, was published in April 2017 in the UK and the third part Battle of the Beetles is published in February 2018. Beetle Boy won the Branford Boase Award in 2017, for outstanding first novel for children.
Plot and characters
Kirkus Reviews summarises the plot as "a young teen searches for his father with the assistance of unusual beetles" The book stars Darkus Cuttle, who moves in with his uncle after the disappearance of his father. Lucretia Cutter, the antagonist tries to kill the intelligent beetles and kidnapped Darkus' dad.
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