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The Fastest Boy in the World

By Elizabeth Laird
Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Published by Macmillan


Price £6.99

Eleven year old Solomon lives in an Ethiopian village. One day his grandfather decides, to the family’s consternation, that the boy will accompany him on a visit to the capital city, Addis Ababa, as there is someone he needs to see. Solomon, a keen runner, is excited by the timing of the visit once he realises that it coincides with the return of the country’s Olympic athletic team. Surprises are in store for him when he finds out about his grandfather’s past and Solomon has to rise to responsibility and exercise his running abilities.