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. РRobin

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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