In Search of Goliathus Hercules
Albert Whitman & Company
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.
My Review: This is a great debut novel. I thought the idea of a person who could talk to insects was unique and creative. I enjoyed this book and think my children will like it also. I will be buying this as soon as it is released. I also like the adventure and growth Henri experienced on his search for his missing father. I will recommend this book for people who have children ten to fourteen
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