The Astounding Broccoli Boy-logo

The Astounding Broccoli Boy

Frank Cottrell Boyce

From Frank Cottrell Boyce-the beloved, award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic-comes another hilarious, heartbreaking, and completely original middle grade novel. Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything. That sort of planning pays off when you're the smallest kid in your class. Rory is even prepared (mostly) for Tommy-Lee, his nemesis, who starts most days by throwing Rory out of the back of the school bus. Don't be scared, his favorite book says, be prepared. And Rory aims to be. What's more heroic than that? But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green and finds himself stuck in an experimental hospital ward. The doctors are just as baffled as Rory is, and that's when he begins to wonder: What if this isn't caused by his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if it's something even more extraordinary? After all, more than a few superheroes' careers began when they turned green. Could this be a sign that he's meant for something greater? Rory is going to find out-and that's going to start with escaping from the hospital.

From Frank Cottrell Boyce-the beloved, award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic-comes another hilarious, heartbreaking, and completely original middle grade novel. Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything. That sort of planning pays off when you're the smallest kid in your class. Rory is even prepared (mostly) for Tommy-Lee, his nemesis, who starts most days by throwing Rory out of the back of the school bus. Don't be scared, his favorite book says, be prepared. And Rory aims to be. What's more heroic than that? But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green and finds himself stuck in an experimental hospital ward. The doctors are just as baffled as Rory is, and that's when he begins to wonder: What if this isn't caused by his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if it's something even more extraordinary? After all, more than a few superheroes' careers began when they turned green. Could this be a sign that he's meant for something greater? Rory is going to find out-and that's going to start with escaping from the hospital.
More Information

Description:

From Frank Cottrell Boyce-the beloved, award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author of Millions and Cosmic-comes another hilarious, heartbreaking, and completely original middle grade novel. Rory Rooney likes to be prepared for anything. That sort of planning pays off when you're the smallest kid in your class. Rory is even prepared (mostly) for Tommy-Lee, his nemesis, who starts most days by throwing Rory out of the back of the school bus. Don't be scared, his favorite book says, be prepared. And Rory aims to be. What's more heroic than that? But Rory isn't prepared when he suddenly and inexplicably turns green and finds himself stuck in an experimental hospital ward. The doctors are just as baffled as Rory is, and that's when he begins to wonder: What if this isn't caused by his genes, or a virus, or something he ate? What if it's something even more extraordinary? After all, more than a few superheroes' careers began when they turned green. Could this be a sign that he's meant for something greater? Rory is going to find out-and that's going to start with escaping from the hospital.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Ewan Goddard

Length:

7h 47m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:10


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

02:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:13


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:31


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:50


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

09:04


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

03:40


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

16:05


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

09:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:11


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:01


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

17:51


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:47


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:30


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:47


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

11:33


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

09:28


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:33


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:36


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:54


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:31


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:42


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

09:32


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

16:20


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:14


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

18:03


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

11:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:28


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

18:54


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

07:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

09:36


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

04:18


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

23:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:06


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

03:41


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:22


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

13:28


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

09:37


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:44


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:03


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:31


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:46


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

26:56


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

08:20


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:35


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

28:05


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

03:14


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:01


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

04:54


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

00:50