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 £6.99 9781910002773
Battle of the Beetles £6.99 9781910002780
Associated title: The Beetle Collector's Handbook by M. G. Leonard. Scholastic £10.99 9781407185668
See also: Bonkers About Beetles by Owen Davey. Flying Eye £12.99 9781911171485