Luigi Lenzini wasn't the biggest kid on Regent Street in Philadelphia. He wasn't the strongest either. But he was the fastest. He was faster than the wind, and nobody ever beat him when the kids ran their races always barefoot in the summer. But one day Luigi found himself facing an impossible opponent. This time, Luigi was the underdog. Can Luigi's feisty Philadelphia spirit help him win, or will he lose to Mean Max? Dan Paley's urban tall tale and Aaron Boyd's colorful illustrations take us to a city neighborhood of row houses, with children playing in the streets, adults visiting on the stoops, summer seeming like it will never end, and one kid's honor hanging in the balance. Maybe it's urban legend, or maybe the true events have acquired added luster in Dan Paley's memory. After all, a story this amazing couldn't possibly be true, could it?Biografía del autor:
Dan Paley grew up on Regent Street in Southwest Philadelphia. As a kid, he competed in the barefoot races under the name Leadfoot. He now lives in Irvine, CA. This is his first book.
Aaron Boyd is the illustrator of 25 children's books including Luigi and the Barefoot Races, Babu's Song, Daddy Goes to Work, and the Panda Goes to School series. His pop-up Storybook Year won a Clio Top 4 award and was inducted into the Smithsonian Rare Books collection. He has also received Children's Africana Book, Choices Sports, Notable Children's Book, and Hermes Creative awards, and his advertising graphics have received Addy Gold and Graphis awards.
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