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- DescriptionThis is the fantastic story of Henri Bell, a near-orphan who in 1890 is sent to live with his ancient great-aunt and her extensive button collection. One rainy afteron, Henri strikes up a conversation with a friendly fly on the windowsill and discovers he possesses the astounding ability to speak with insects. Thus commences an epic journey for Henri as he manages a flea circus, commands an army of beetles, and ultimately sets out to British Malaya to find the mythical giant insect kwn as Goliathus hercules. Along the way he makes friends both insect and human, and undergoes a strange transformation of his own. Artist Jennifer Angus, kwn for her Victorian-inspired exhibits of insect specimens, brings her distinctive sensibility to the pages of her first vel.
- Author(s)Jennifer Angus
- PublisherAlbert Whitman & Company
- Date of Publication01/03/2013
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintAlbert Whitman & Company
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight454 g
- Width142 mm
- Height211 mm
- Spine33 mm
- Format DetailsUnsewn / adhesive bound,Paper over boards,With dust jacket
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