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.
Luigi and the Barefoot Races
Tilbury House Publishers