Can a boy be best friends with a beetle?
Thirteen-year-old Darkus Cuttle’s search for his kidnapped father leads him to discover a mountain of extraordinary beetles, and pits him against the mad-scientist of the fashion world, Lucretia Cutter, an haute couture villainess with an alarming interest in insects. A darkly hilarious adventure full of exotic beetles, daring schemes, and true friendship.
OF THE 2017 BRANFORD BOASE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FIRST NOVEL FOR CHILDREN
PRESS & REVIEWS
Beetle Boy is published by Chicken House in the UK and in forty territories around the world including:
Albania, Audio World English, Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, France, Georgia, Germany, Hungary, Iran, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latin America, Latvia, Lithuania, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, USA, Vietnam
TV & Film rights are optioned by Nevision.
AWARDS, ACCOLADES & PRIZES
WINNER OF THE 2017 BRANFORD BOASE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FIRST NOVEL FOR CHILDREN - UNITED KINGDOM
WINNER OF THE 2017 SHEFFIELD CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD FOR SHORTER NOVEL.
WINNER OF THE 2017-18 GOLDEN COW BELL BOOK AWARD, VOTED FOR BY THE READERS AT SWISS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
WINNER OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN 2018 SCIENCE AND ART PRIZE FOR CORRECTNESS, ORIGINALITY AND QUALITY OF TRANSLATION OF CHILDREN'S LITERATURE INTO AFRIKAANS
WINNER OF GOLD MEDAL (1st Place) IN THE 2018 NATIONAL CHILDREN’S BOOK AWARDS OF CHINA
Chosen as a White Raven 2017, 1 of 200 books in 38 languages from 56 countries representing the best of international children’s and youth literature.
Chosen as one of the Top Fifty Books Published in 2016 by The Telegraph
Chosen as one of the Top Children's Books Published in 2016 by The Telegraph
Chosen as one of the Top Children's Books Published in 2016 by The Guardian
Chosen as a Top Twenty Middle Grade Title of 2016 by Publishers Weekly, USA
Chosen as one of the Best Books for Kids 2016 by The New York Public Library, USA
Chosen as on of the Top Twenty-five Notable Children's Recordings by Association for Library Service to Children, part of the American Library Association, 2017.
Shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2017
Longlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017
Longlisted for the UKLA Award 2017
Shortlisted for the 2016 Books Are My Bag reader awards, UK
Shortlisted for the New Children’s Fiction Awards 2016, by Teach Primary, UK
Shortlisted for the Red Dot Award (Singapore International Schools) 2017-18
Shortlisted for the German Audiobook Award 2018 - Children’s Listening
Shortlisted for the Salford Children's Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Tower Hamlets Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Harrow Junior Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Stockport Children’s Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Sefton Super Read Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Hillingdon Primary Book of the Year 2017
Shortlisted for the Southwark Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Leeds Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Concorde Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Heart of Hawick Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Hounslow Junior Book Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Bolton's Children Fiction Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Waverton Good Read Children's Award 2017
Shortlisted for the Awesome Book Awards 2017, South East schools