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 Revenge of the beetle queen
 Author: Leonard, M. G.

 Publisher:  Scholastic
 Pub Year: 2018

 Classification: Fiction
 Physical Description: 280 p.,  21 cm

 BTSB No: 564706 ISBN: 9780545853484
 Ages: 8-12 Grades: 3-7

 Families -- Fiction

Price: $20.01

[#2] Cruel beetle fashionista, Lucretia Cutter, is at large with her deadly yellow ladybug spies, and she has a devious plan. 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's 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 villainess is elusive.

Beetle Boy, #2

Accelerated Reader Information:
   Interest Level: MG
   Reading Level: 5.10
   Points: 10.0   Quiz: 197679

   Booklist (03/01/18)

Full Text Reviews:

Booklist - 03/01/2018 Immediately following Beetle Boy (2016), young Darkus, his beloved companion Baxter—an intelligent rhinoceros beetle—and other friends both two- and six-legged square off in a rematch with megalomaniac bug breeder and fashion designer Lucretia Cutter. Having already partly transformed herself into an oversize beetle and with an army of “transgenic” insect minions at her command, Lucretia decides that the time has come to deliver an ultimatum to the world: pausing only to decimate the community of experimental smart beetles rescued from her labs in the previous episode, off she flies to make her announcement before millions of viewers at a Hollywood awards show. Darkus gathers the few survivors and pursues, setting the stage for an authentically buggy climactic fracas. Familiarity with the opener is essential to understanding what’s going on in this middle volume. Still, with a cast of thousands, villains both scary and comically bumbling, and rising stakes, the tale scuttles along briskly—leaving clear sign of a rousing finale to come. - Copyright 2018 Booklist.

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