Below is a video review from a Beetle Queen reader!
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Beetle Queen is published by Chicken House in the UK and in translation in over thirty 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, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA
TV & Film rights are optioned by Nevision.
AWARDS, ACCOLADES & PRIZES
Nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2018
'I loved Beetle Queen and I couldn't put it down, it kept me reading past my bedtime, but I didn't mind getting into trouble because it was so good.'
'Rich in quirky humour, warm characterization and chittering menace. it won't disappoint'
'[Beetle Queen] expands on Lucretia Cutter's evil machinations to take the story in totally wacky directions and to all sorts of new locations. The action denouement is particularly great! A brilliant, fun, read and a fabulously quirky sequel.'
'When I finished Beetle Queen & I just sat still for a few moments, full of joy. It is spectacular. A compulsive, moving, funny, vivid & utterly joyful read... It's a book to make you (re-)believe in the power of stories.'
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 …
An interview between the producer of the Beetle Queen audio book and me, which we recorded after we'd completed the second book.