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Beetle Queen with M.G. Leonard

April 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

£6 (adults accompanying children go free)

M.G. Leonard is a writer of books, poems and screenplays. Beetle Boy, the story of a friendship between a boy and a beetle, was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize, and longlisted for the Carnegie Greenaway Award and Branford Boase Award. The sequel, Beetle Queen, featuring the villainous Lucretia Cutter and her yellow ladybird spies, has just been published.

Join M.G.Leonard to hear more about the books, and her infectious enthusiasm for beetles. There will also be a very special opportunity to examine the Carlier Beetle Collection, one of best beetle collections in the country, developed by Birmingham entomologist Stuart Carlier in the early twentieth century, now held by the Birmingham Museums Trust.

“Truly great storytelling”
– Michael Morpurgo

Suggested age 7-11.

Children aged 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Adults accompanying children go free but must still book a ticket.

Unaccompanied adults must buy the adult ticket at £6.

How to Book:
Please contact The BOX to book tickets on 0121 245 4455 or you can book online by clicking the button below.


April 23
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Birmingham Literature Festival


Millennium Point, Curzon St
Birmingham, B4 7XG United Kingdom
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