The Astounding Broccoli Boy

By BOYCE, Frank Cottrell

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ISBN
9780062400178 9780062414977
Publisher
HarperCollins Walden Pond


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School Library Journal

Starred Review on July 1, 2015  |  Middle Grade

Gr 4–6—When Rory Rooney, the smallest boy in his year and sadly the target of bullies including Grim Komissky, suddenly turns green on a class trip, he is blamed and ridiculed before a helicopter whisks him to a London hospital. Fearful he could be contagious, doctors aren't taking any chances while the "Killer Kittens" virus is ravaging England. Rory is dismayed to learn he is stuck in quarantine, being watched like he's a fish in a bowl, with the only other known sufferer of the mysterious...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2015

Life as Rory Rooney knows it flips upside-down the day he inexplicably turns broccoli-green. Whisked off to a hospital isolation unit, the weedy, undersized boy wonders if his dad could be right: “The Incredible Hulk, Swamp Thing, the Green Hornet, the Green Goblin…All green and all superheroes. It seems to me that if you turn green, there’s only one possible diagnosis. Namely—Super.” But there’s a wrinkle in Rory’s comic-bo...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Reviewed on January 1, 2015

Rory inexplicably turns broccoli-green and wonders if his dad could be right: "The Incredible Hulk, Swamp Thing...all superheroes. It seems to ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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