Author(s): M. G. Leonard
Darkus Cuttle can't believe his eyes when a huge insect drops off the pants leg of his horrible new neighbor. It's a giant beetle - and it seems to want to communicate. But how can a boy be friends with a beetle? From PW's starred review: ''Even the most squeamish will be charmed.''
Shortlisted for Waterstones Children's Book Prize: Younger Fiction 2017.
M. G. Leonard is a writer of books, poems and screenplays. She has a first-class honours degree in English literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. She works in London as the Senior Digital Producer for the National Theatre, and previously worked at the Royal Opera House and Shakespeares Globe.
She spent her early career in the music industry running Setanta Records, an independent record label, and managing bands, most notably The Divine Comedy. After leaving the music industry, she trained as an actor, dabbling in directing and producing as well as performing, before deciding to write her stories down.
Maya lives in Brighton with her partner and two sons.