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M.G. Leonard - Author

About the Author

M.G. Leonard has a first-class honours degree in English Literature and an MA in Shakespeare Studies from Kings College London. She is the author of Beetle Boy and is still overcoming her fear of all things creepy crawly. She works in London as the Senior Digital Media Producer for the National Theatre, and previously worked at the Royal Opera House and Shakespeare’s Globe. Leonard 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. Leonard lives in Brighton with her partner and two sons and her pet rainbow stag beetle.

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Featured books by M.G. Leonard

Battle of the Beetles

Battle of the Beetles

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: M.G. Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final instalment of the Beetle trilogy. Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it's too late? If they can't stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again ...

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Other books by M.G. Leonard

Rex the Rhinoceros Beetle

Rex the Rhinoceros Beetle

Author: M.G. Leonard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/06/2020

From MG Leonard, the award-winning author of Beetle Boy and Duncan Beedie, the bestselling illustrator of The Bear Who Stared comes this standout picture book about a little beetle with a big heart! Deep in the rainforest, rhinoceros beetles Buster and Rex are sharing stories. Buster has so many heroic tales - he's SO strong and daring! Every story leaves Rex in awe - he's never met such an amazing beetle! But with danger just around the corner, will Buster live up to his reputation, or will it be up to Rex to save the day? After all, bravery comes in all shapes and sizes!

Beetle Boy: The Beetle Collector's Handbook

Beetle Boy: The Beetle Collector's Handbook

Author: M.G. Leonard Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Jaw-droppingly gorgeous - The Bookseller Beetle mania is spreading, thanks to M.G. Leonard's bestselling BEETLE BOY trilogy. In the books, Darkus Cuttle learns all about beetles from an old guide. Now that treasured book is available for readers everywhere to discover amazing beetle facts for themselves! Hilariously narrated by eccentric entomologist Monty G Leonard , this lavishly illustrated beetle guide is the perfect starting point for young collectors everywhere. From scary to weird, the 60+ species featured in this book are certain to inspire a lifelong love of Coleoptera.

Kaferkrawall (Die Kafer-Saga 3)

Kaferkrawall (Die Kafer-Saga 3)

Author: M.G. Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 30/04/2018

Dass Lucretia Cutter gemein und gefahrlich ist, war Darkus eigentlich von Anfang an klar. Sonst hatte sie ja weder seinen Vater entfuhrt noch Kafer genmanipuliert. Aber dass sie wirklich so durchgeknallt ist, konnte niemand ahnen. In ihrem Geheimlabor inmitten des Amazonas zuchtet sie Killerinsekten und experimentiert mit ihrer eigenen Tochter als Versuchsobjekt! Das konnen Darkus und seine Freunde auf keinen Fall zulassen. Denn wenn diese Horde von Frankensteinkafern jemals freigelassen wird, ist die Welt verloren."e;Wenn's im Hirn hinterher komisch kribbelt, hat ein Jugendbuch alles richtig gemacht."e; F.A.Z. uber Kaferkumpel

Battle of the Beetles

Battle of the Beetles

9+ readers 11+ readers

Author: M.G. Leonard Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/02/2018

Darkus and his friends continue their unforgettable adventure in this final instalment of the Beetle trilogy. Arch-villainess Lucretia Cutter has a secret Biome hidden in the Amazon rainforest: can Darkus and his friends, human and beetle alike, find it before it's too late? If they can't stop Lucretia, she will release her hoard of giant Frankenstein beetles, and the planet will never be the same again ...

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Kafer-Queen (Die Kafer-Saga 2)

Kafer-Queen (Die Kafer-Saga 2)

Author: M.G. Leonard Format: eBook Release Date: 28/04/2017

Darkus versteht die Welt nicht mehr! Sein Vater will zuruck zu Lucretia Cutter. Dabei haben Darkus, sein Kafer Baxter und seine Freunde alles daran gesetzt, ihn aus den Fangen der durchgeknallten Fashionqueen zu befreien. Darkus wei genau, dass mit Lucretia was nicht stimmt. Sie ist machtig, gefahrlich - und besessen von Kafern. Doch was will sie auf der Oscar-Verleihung in L.A.? Warum entwirft sie plotzlich Kleider aus Kafern? Und wieso schwebt Baxter in Lebensgefahr?Das groe Kfer-Abenteuer geht weiter.

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