Publisher: Chicken House
When Darkus' father, Dr Bartholomew Cuttle, mysteriously disappears from London’s Natural History Museum, Darkus has to move in with his rather odd Uncle Max AND change schools.
His new next-door neighbours, the peculiar cousins Humphrey and Pickering, are so messy that they have a beetle infestation in their attic, which is growing in a mound of mouldy teacups.
One particularly spectacular (and intelligent) rhinoceros beetle befriends Darkus, and helps him on his quest to save his father from the evil Lucretia Cutter: a mad scientist with terrifying plans!
Beetle Boy will make you look at beetles in a new light. It’s a wonderfully funny and engaging book, which is full of action, adventure and delightful illustrations. Perfect for fans of Roald Dahl.
Winner of the Branford Boase Award 2017.