The fastest boy in the world / Elizabeth Laird ; illustrated by Peter Bailey.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Macmillan Children's Books,
ISBN: 9781447267171 (pbk.) :
Eleven-year-old Solomon loves to run! 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.
163 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cm
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