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Luigi and the Barefoot Races

An urban tall tale for kids

Luigi and the Barefoot Races

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Luigi and the Barefoot Races

On Regent Street in Philadelphia, Luigi is the king of the barefoot racers! But when he agrees to race a mysterious challenger from another neighborhood, he unwittingly becomes an instant underdog. On race day the challenger strikes fear into Luigi, but he must keep his word…

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On Regent Street in Philadelphia, Luigi is the king of the barefoot racers! But when he agrees to race a mysterious challenger from another neighborhood, he unwittingly becomes an instant underdog. On race day the challenger strikes fear into Luigi, but he must keep his word…

-An urban tall tale for kids

-Includes backmatter links to tall tales of American legend: Paul Bunyan, Pecos Bill, John Henry, Molly Pitcher, and Rocky

-Aaron Boyd’s colorful illustrations bring to life a city street in Philadelphia, complete with its houses, shops, and people

About the Author/illustrator:

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 (Milwaukee, WI) has been illustrating children’s books and magazines for more than 20 years, with a focus on multicultural themes and animal fairy tales. He is the illustrator of 25 children s books including Babu’s Song, Daddy Goes to Work, Can’t Take a Bath, 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. Aaron’s books have 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.

Additional Information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 9 x 10 x 0.508 in
Author

Dan Paley

Format

Hardcover

ISBN

978-0-88448-397-7

Illustrator

Aaron Boyd

Pages

32

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