THE BOOKBAG, a book blog

'As a reader we immediately warm to Darkus… I haven’t read anything quite like it. The story is likely to appeal equally to boys and girls and - if I’m anything to go by - to any adult who loves a cracking story. I’m not at all surprised this book is being published by the man who is acknowledged to have introduced the world to Harry Potter: maybe, just maybe, M.G. Leonard will be the next J.K. Rowling.’

CHARLOTTE EYRE, THE BOOKSELLER

‘With this thrilling tale of a boy who learns that beetles are magical, Leonard has created a gripping adventure that will charm readers both young and old. filled with dastardly villains and plucky children, Beetle Boy is reminiscent of classic children’s books such as One Hundred and One Dalmatians and Paddington but roots itself firmly in the 21st century. I loved it.’