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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

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For ages 9-11
3.79 based on 331 ratings & 87 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

26 March 15
9780230766372
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£6.99
466 mins
Ewan Goddard

Synopsis

Rory Roose 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 . . .

In the media

An action-filled romp from an all-star author.
Metro
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