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The astounding Broccoli Boy

The astounding Broccoli Boy

Cottrell Boyce, Frank, author; Lenton, Steven, illustrator

Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for all eventualities. His favourite book is 'Don't Be Scared, Be Prepared', and he has memorised 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

Book. English. Fiction 9+. Children's stories. General.
All formats and editions (2)
Published London: Macmillan Children's Books, 2015
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Available at (EBR) Brierfield, (EBU) Burnley, (NBO) Bolton-le-sands and (SKE) Skelmersdale.

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Details

Statement of responsibility: Frank Cottrell Boyce ; illustrated by Steven Lenton
ISBN: 1405054670, 9781405054676
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 393 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm

Author note

Frank Cottrell Boyce is the award-winning author of Millions, Framed, Cosmic, Sputnik's Guide to Life on Earth and the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang sequels. He is also a successful writer of film scripts and, along with Danny Boyle, devised the Opening Ceremony for the London 2012 Olympics. He lives in Merseyside with his family.

Reviews

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