The Astounding Broccoli Boy

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3.78 based on 302 ratings & 87 reviews on Goodreads.com
Macmillan Children's Books

Publication date: 25.02.2016
ISBN: 9780330440875
Number of pages: 400

Synopsis

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 . . .

In the media

This is classic Cottrell Boyce: brilliantly funny, believable and very human.
The Bookseller
A funny, silly and underlyingly serious story about self-belief, slapstick adventures, a very endearing penguin, the miraculousness of London and the value of being nice to people. It also carries the message that even if your are small (or any other size) and green (or any other colour), you should never be pushed around.
Sunday Times
An action-filled romp from an all-star author.
Metro