Beetle Boy by M G LeonardBeetle Boy by M G Leonard

Beetle Boy

byM G Leonard

Paperback | May 30, 2017

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A Publisher's Weekly "Best of 2016" title!

Darkus Cuttle's dad mysteriously goes missing from his job as Director of Science at the Natural History Museum. Vanished without a trace! From a locked room! So Darkus moves in with his eccentric Uncle Max and next door to Humphrey and Pickering, two lunatic cousins with an enormous beetle infestation. Darkus soon discovers that the beetles are anything but ordinary. They're an amazing, intelligent, super species and they're in danger of being exterminated.

It's up to Darkus and his friends to save the beetles. But they're up against an even more terrifying villain - mad scientist of fashion, haute couture villainess Lucretia Cutter. Lucretia has an alarming interest in insects and dastardly plans for the bugs. She won't let anyone or anything stop her, including Darkus's dad, who she has locked up in her dungeons! The beetles and kids join forces to rescue Mr. Cuttle and thwart Lucretia.

M.G. Leonard is Senior Digital Media Producer at the National Theatre of Great Britain. She is the author of Beetle Boy, her debut novel. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. You can visit her online at and on twitter at @MGLnrd.
Title:Beetle BoyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:304 pages, 7.57 × 5.26 × 0.72 inPublished:May 30, 2017Publisher:SCHOLASTIC INCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0545853478

ISBN - 13:9780545853477


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Beetle Boy (The Battle of the Beetles #1) by M.G. Leonard (Goodreads Author) This is a really fun and informative read - basically 101 Dalmatians with beetles! I thoroughly enjoyed the London setting and the wacky characterisations. A great book for MG readers who like mystery, adventure and creepy-crawlies.
Date published: 2017-04-17