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Below is a video review from a Beetle Queen reader!

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World Rights

Beetle Queen is published by Chicken House in the UK and lisenced to over twenty-five territories around the world including:

Audio World English, Albania, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Russia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA

TV & Film rights are optioned by Nevision.


Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018

Beetle Queen

Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her yellow ladybird spies.

When Darkus, Virginia and Bertolt discover further evidence of her evil, they’re determined to stop her. But the three friends are in trouble. Darkus’ dad has forbidden them to investigate any further – and disgusting crooks Humphrey and Pickering are out of prison. Hope rests on Novak, Lucretia’s daughter and a Hollywood actress, but the beetle diva is always one scuttle ahead …

a cracking tale for boys, girls - and grown-ups” *****
— The Sun

Beetle Queen is available now in all good book shops.

A limited first edition of 2000 copies with yellow polka dot sprayed edges was made available exclusively in Waterstones.

Cover: Julia Sarda
Illustration: Karl James Mountford
Design: Helen Crawford-White

An interview between the producer of the Beetle Queen audio book and me, which we recorded after we'd completed the second book.