J: Beetle Boy by M G Leonard

June: Juvenile Fiction

This adventure has it all, a mysterious disappearance, an evil scientist, bullying, and pet beetles!  For fans of James and the Giant Peach and Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nihm. – Robin

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.

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