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In search of Goliathus hercules

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Albert Whitman,
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This is the fantastic story of Henri Bell, a near-orphan who in 1890 is sent to live with his ancient great-aunt and her extensive button collection. One rainy afternoon, Henri strikes up a conversation with a friendly fly on the windowsill and discovers he possesses the astounding ability to speak with insects. Thus commences an epic journey for Henri as he manages a flea circus, commands an army of beetles, and ultimately sets out to British Malaya to find the mythical giant insect known as Goliathus hercules. Along the way he makes friends both insect and human, and undergoes a strange transformation of his own. Artist Jennifer Angus, known for her Victorian-inspired exhibits of insect specimens, brings her distinctive sensibility to the pages of her first novel.
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Grouping Title in search of goliathus hercules
Grouping Author angus jennifer
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2019-09-16 12:12:23PM
Last Indexed 2020-06-01 00:46:59AM

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ils:CARL0000409010 Book Books English Albert Whitman, 2013. 350 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
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subject_facet Human-animal communication -- Juvenile fiction
Insects -- Juvenile fiction
Metamorphosis -- Juvenile fiction
Science fiction, Juvenile
title_display In search of Goliathus hercules
title_full In search of Goliathus hercules / Jennifer Angus
title_short In search of Goliathus hercules
topic_facet Human-animal communication
Science fiction, Juvenile