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The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Narrated by: Ewan Goddard
Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 8-10
4.5 out of 5 stars (119 ratings)

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Summary

The eagerly awaited new standalone novel from multi-award-winning author and scriptwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce. Find out why it's not easy being green in the hilarious new story from Frank Cottrell Boyce:The Astounding Broccoli Boy!

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....

©2015 Frank Cottrell Boyce (P)2015 Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.

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Funny, fantastic and fabulous!

If you could sum up The Astounding Broccoli Boy in three words, what would they be?

Comical, amusing, outstanding

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Astounding Broccoli Boy?

When Rory and Tommy-Lee try to rob a bank.

What does Ewan Goddard bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Amazing accents from Birmingham make the characters sound realistic.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

This film is officially one of your 'five a day.'

Any additional comments?

Full of fun. Anyone who has read books by Frank Cottrell Boyce will understand how the the combination of the absurd happinging within the everyday makes this book light-hearted and feel-good from the off.

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super family listen!!

We absolutely loved the zany humour of this audio book and the narrator was utterly convincing. It was so full of realistic detail it was hard not to believe in the story even though the premise is preposterous!

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great






loved it it was great
wow amazing book struggled to fish it was so good

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Long, but worth it!

An exciting and unpredictable story. Although it was really long we were gripped to the end.

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Really good.

I like Frank Cottrell Boyce's books because they have a good plot, a good story and I like that they are written in the first person.

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I love Ewan Goddard 😃!

I love it it's so funny ha ha ha I recommend this📖so much ha ha

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Olivia 12

Amazing

When strate into action and pulled you in from the first word. I would recommend this book for all ages and hope you all enjoy it.

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One word "amazing"

😀😀😀😀😀so flipping good like sooooooo good omg omg get this book Get it for flipp sake

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Amazing

Such a good book full adventure and mystery it’s also very funny and you should read it 👌

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Good, great, griping!!


I really liked the story but I only rated it 4 stars because this just wasn’t my type of book. I wasn’t necessarily bad it just depends what you are in to! I would recommend this book to 10-12 year olds because the storyline is fairly simple but is collected in parts.
ENJOY!