The lively Fig Street kids return in Book 3 of the Fig Street Kids Series, this time showing compassion and ingenuity when they befriend William, a wheelchair-bound neighbor who quickly becomes a favorite playmate. At the same time they become acquainted—via e-mail from Tommy's missionary uncle—with a young polio victim who also can't walk. Joseph lives in Kenya, and his family can't afford to get him a wheelchair. Inspired to do something, the kids rise to the occasion by taking on chores and odd jobs to raise money. But they come up short until an unlikely donor comes their way. Brimming with life, Tommy's Race, will prove a happy read for six- to seven-year olds and offers an especially tender and memorable conclusion.