Released on 25 February 2016.

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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

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For ages 9-11
3.79 based on 343 ratings & 87 reviews on Goodreads.com

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

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