When Darkus' dad vanishes out of thin air while working at the Natural History Museum, everyone is perplexed as to what happened.
Darkus is forced to move in with his loveable yet eccentric Uncle Max.
Darkus soon learns that Max's neighbours, Pickering & Humphrey, are not only maniacs that hate each other, they also have a massive beetle collection.
One of them, a rhinoceros beetle that Darkus names Baxter, displays amazingly smart behaviour. In fact, Darkus is able to train Baxter like a loyal pet, and together they set out to solve the mystery of the disappearing dad.
With a cast of madcap characters and really creepy villain, Beetle Boy is a great new book that our Year 7 & 8 students are going to love. Filled with action, comedy and suspense, Beetle Boy is a great read for fans of The Last Wild or of course Roald Dahl.