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Beetle Boy
Author M. G. Leonard
Country US, UK
Language English
Series Beetle Trilogy
Genre Children's books
Publisher Scholastic, The Chicken House
Published in English
23 February 2016
Media type Print (hardback)
Pages 322
ISBN 978-0-545-85346-0
OCLC 941878189

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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