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Battle of the Beetles (Beetle Boy #3) (Hardcover)

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Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final installment of the Beetle Boy trilogy.

The final installment in the Beetle Boy trilogy!

Cruel beetle fashionista Lucretia Cutter is still at large with her yellow ladybird spies. And now that she's brainwashed Darkus's father to stay by her side -- he, Virginia, and Bertolt are determined to stop her... once and for all. The final installment in the Beetle trilogy flies readers to Lucretia's secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rain forest. If they can't stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again...

Hope rests on an army of beetles and three determined children. Can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it's too late?

About the Author

M.G. Leonard is senior digital media producer at the National Theatre of Great Britain, where she creates podcasts and documentaries about making theater. Beetle Boy, her debut novel and book one of The Beetle Trilogy, was a Publishers Weekly and New York Public Library Best Book of the Year. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. You can visit her online at www.mgleonard.com and follow her on Twitter at @MGLnrd.

Praise For…

* "Debut novelist Leonard gives readers a rare glimpse into the world of insects, mixing adventure, mystery, and science to create a story that's much more than just a novel about bugs. Even the most squeamish will be charmed." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Leonard unravels the madcap plot in sporadic bursts of frenzied action and humor. Overall, a charming and (at times) affecting romp through beetle land." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Fans of madcap adventures and anthropomorphised sidekicks will enjoy this fast-paced series opener." -- Booklist

"Engaging... The story moves quickly, and the characters are both wacky and entertaining." -- School Library Journal

"If I didn't already devote most of my waking hours to beetles, reading this book would make me want to." -- Max Barclay, Coleoptera Collections Manager, Natural History Museum, London

"M.G. Leonard does a fantastic job weaving a page turning mystery with cool facts about science and bugs... If you love Roald Dahl, Lemony Snicket, or even 101 Dalmatians you are truly going to enjoy this book." -- YA and Kids Books Central (online)

"Leonard's rich storytelling channels the spirit of classic children's fiction with a wholly original slant... It's a cracking mystery adventure, with plenty of Roald Dahl-esque humor to engage readers... A truly exciting debut." -- The Bookseller (UK)

"A detective story with a twist, this is an exciting and original story that will appeal equally to boys and girls and -- if I'm anything to go by -- to any adult who loves a cracking story. Prepare for the Battle of the Beetles!" -- The Bookbag (online)

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338285307
ISBN-10: 1338285300
Publisher: Chicken House
Publication Date: March 26th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English
Series: Beetle Boy