The Astounding Broccoli Boy

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3.75 based on 230 ratings & 69 reviews on Goodreads.com

Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared, and he has memorized every page of it. He could even survive a hippo attack. He knows that just because something is unlikely doesn't mean it won't ever happen . . .

But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green.

Stuck in an isolation ward in a hospital far from home with two other remarkably green children, Rory's as confused by his new condition as the medics seem to be.

But what if it's not in their genes, or a virus, or something they ate? What if turning green actually means you've turned into a superhero?

Rory can't wait to make it past hospital security and discover exactly what his superpower might be . . .

This is classic Cottrell Boyce: brilliantly funny, believable and very human.
The Bookseller
Family and friends, the power of the imagination, tackling bullies and learning that real heroes come in every shape and size are just some of the themes covered in this delightful, laugh-out-loud reading odyssey which has been brought to glorious life by Steven Lenton's quirky illustrations and is guaranteed to enchant both children and parents.
Lancashire Evening Post
Frank Cottrell Boyce has cracked it again with a fast-paced adventure about a boy who turns green . . . a rallying cry for the power of difference.
Telegraph.co.uk

About Frank Cottrell Boyce

Frank Cottrell Boyce is a successful British screenwriter whose film credits include Welcome to Sarajevo, Hilary and Jackie and 24 Hour Party People. Millions, his debut chidlren's novel, won the 2004 Carnegie Medal and was shortlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Award. His second novel, Framed, was shortlisted for the 2005 Whitbread Children's Fiction Award and has also been shortlisted for the 2005 Carnegie Medal. His third novel, Cosmic, was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Now Frank has jumped into the driving seat, writing a sensational sequel to the much-loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.

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Books by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth
Cosmic
Cosmic
Framed
Framed
Millions
Millions
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Flies Again

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Three authors shortlisted for the IBW Book Awards 2016

Three authors shortlisted for the IBW Book Awards 2016

31 March 2016

By Macmillan Children's Books

Julia Donaldson, Chris Riddell and Frank Cottrell Boyce have been shortlisted for Annual Independent Bookshop Week (IBW) Book Awards.

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