Out on 21 February 2019

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

Illustrated by Steven Lenton
Ages 9-12
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21 February 2019
9781529008807
400 pages
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.

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 . . .

The Astounding Broccoli Boy is the hilarious tale of an unlikely (and very green) hero believing in himself and finding adventure. This edition features fantastic cover artwork and black and white inside illustrations from the incredible Steven Lenton.

This is classic Cottrell Boyce: brilliantly funny, believable and very human.

The Bookseller

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.

Lorna Bradbury - Telegraph.co.uk

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

Metro