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Beetle Boy #2: Revenge of the Beetle Queen

By M G Leonard   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545853484 Hardcover
304 Pages | 5.96" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9780545853576 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her deadly yellow ladybug spies — and she has a devious plan. When Darkus, Virginia, and Bertolt discover further evidence of her evil, they're determined to stop her.

But the three friends are in trouble. Darkus's dad has forbidden them to investigate any further — and disguesting crooks Humphrey and Pickering are out of prison. Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia's daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle villainess is always one scuttle ahead...

Beetles are back in an even-more-thrilling, chilling, and darkly funny sequel that will have readers clamoring for more.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for Beetle Boy:

A Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year

A NYPL Best Book for Kids

A Telegraph Top 50 Book of the Year

A Spring 2016 Indies Introduce Pick

*"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

"I loved Beetle Boy. It is at once engaging, creepy (bound to be), funny, and full of excitement. Truly great storytelling." -- Michael Morpurgo, author of War Horse

"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 Snickett, 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)

"Roald Dahl meets 101 Dalmatians in a rollicking ride, full of adventure with vivid characters." -- Daily Express (UK)