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Hove Junior School

Portland Road & Holland Road

"We continue to be a good school" - Ofsted, February 2020

Author Event & Signing - Beetle Boy

On Tuesday 1st March, a local debut author M. G. Leonard visited us at Hove Junior School with her book Beetle Boy.  She read a section of her book to the children, taught them about different species of beetle and answered questions about how she got into writing. She also signed a few of the books for the children at the end. 

Darkus is miserable. His dad has disappeared, and now he is living next door to the most disgusting neighbours ever. A giant beetle called Baxter comes to his rescue.

But can the two solve the mystery of his dad's disappearance, especially when links emerge to cruel Lucretia Cutter and her penchant for beetle jewellery? A coffee-mug mountain, home to a million insects, could provide the answer- if Darkus and Baxter are brave enough to find it.

"A darkly funny Dahl-esque adventure that will captivate readers.

You’ll be cheering on young hero Darkus and his amazing army of exotic beetles as they go head-to-head with a fabulously terrifying villain.”