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The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and... Read more
The great athletes of the Ethiopian national team are his heroes and he dreams that one day he will be a gold-medal-winning athlete like them, in spite of his ragged shorts and bare feet. When his grandfather announces that he's going to take Solomon to Addis Ababa, Solomon cannot believe his ears. A trip to the capital? It's unfathomable. Solomon's joy is increased when he realizes that the Ethiopian running team will be doing a victory parade through the city that day.
The Fastest Boy in the World Paperback edition by Elizabeth Laird
Elizabeth Laird is the multi-award-winning author of several much-loved children's books. She has been shortlisted for the prestigious Carnegie Medal for Jake's Tower, Red Sky in the Morning, Secret Friends, A Little Piece of Ground, The Garbage King and The Fastest Boy in the World. She lives in Britain now, but still likes to travel as much as she can.
Presenting a work from an award-winning author shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, winner of the Smarties Young Judges prize and a specialist in African folklore, and illustrated by Liz Pichon, this picture book tells of a little girl on the way to her grandfather through the jungle and her encounters with a number of wild, but friendly animals.
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