* Even the most squeamish will be charmed. --Publishers Weekly, starred review A cracking mystery adventure, with plenty of Roald Dahl-esque humor to engage readers. --The Bookseller (UK) Truly great storytelling. --Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse Darkus Cuttle can't believe his eyes when a huge insect drops off the pants leg of his horrible new neighbor. It's a giant beetle -- and it seems to want to communicate. But how can a boy be friends with a beetle? And what does a beetle have to do with the disappearance of his dad and the arrival of the terrifying Lucretia Cutter, with her taste for creepy fashion? The first book of a trilogy, Beetle Boy is a darkly hilarious adventure full of exotic beetles, daring schemes, and true friendship.
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, earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly and was a Spring 2016 Childrens' Indie Next List pick. She lives in Brighton, England, with her family. You can visit her online at www.mgleonard.com and follow her on Twitter at @MGLnrd.