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Beetle Boy (Battle of the Beetles) by [M. G. Leonard]

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About the Author

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 is her debut novel and the first book in The Beetle Trilogy. She lives in Brighton, England with her family. You can visit her online at www.mgleonard.com. Follow her on Twitter @MGLnrd. --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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* 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

Leonard unravels the madcap plot in sporadic bursts of frenzied action and humor. Overall, a charming and (at times) affecting romp through beetle land. --Kirkus Reviews

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)

A detective story with a twist, this is an exciting and original story that will appeal equally to boys and girls and -- if I'm anything to go by -- to any adult who loves a cracking story. Prepare for the Battle of the Beetles! --The Bookbag (online)

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B013504D5E
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Chicken House (February 23, 2016)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 23, 2016
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4298 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 307 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0545853478
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M. G. Leonard has made up stories ever since she was a little girl. Back then, adults called them lies or tall tales, so she didn’t think to write them down. Now, she makes up stories about beetles, birds, trains or anything that sparks her imagination. Her books have been translated into over forty languages and won many awards. She is the vice president of the insect charity Buglife, and a founding author of Authors4Oceans. She lives in England, by the sea, with her husband, two sons, a fat cat called Kasper, a dog called Nell, and a variety of exotic beetles.

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