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Beetle boy

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781910002704

Publication Date: 3 Mar 2016

Subject: Children's novels

Suitable for: Primary

AR: 4.9 MY

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A boy investigates the connection between his missing scientist father and some unusually intelligent beetles next door

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A boy investigates the connection between his missing scientist father and some unusually intelligent beetles next door

Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue. But can the two solve the mystery of his dad's disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery?

A coffee-mug mountain, home to a million insects, could provide the answer - if Darkus and Baxter are brave enough to find it.

NOTE: Carnegie Medal Longlist 2017

NOTE: Waterstones Children's Book Prize Shortlist 2017

NOTE: Branford Boase Winner 2017

NOTE : Book banded by Peters.

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Subject
Children's novels
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1
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3 Mar 2016
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Paperback
Pages
336
Width
129mm
Height
198mm
Weight
315g
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