When his scientist dad disappears, Darkus determines to find him. Befriending a beetle he names Baxter leads him into some unexpected encounters in a novel that combines an exciting adventure with intriguing information about entomology and an underlying environmental theme.
Sequels: Beetle Queen (9781910002773), £6.99
Battle of the Beetles (9781910002780), £6.99
Associated title: The Beetle Collector's Handbook by M. G. Leonard (9781407185668), Scholastic £10.99
See also: Bonkers About Beetles by Owen Davey (9781911171485), Flying Eye £12.99