Inspired by actual events experienced during his childhood, Louis Gino Perri writes a heartwarming children's book, Lucky Boy. In the story, the human emotions of love and friendship, loss and sadness, courage and renewed hope are spun toward a miraculous conclusion.
The remarkable way in which Lucky Boy returned home safely to his family prompted the local media at that time to cover the real events of an amazing story that, after over 50 years, has been revived in Louis Gino Perri's children's book.
During National Reading Month in March, guest author Louis Gino Perri has read his book, Lucky Boy to over 30,000 elementary school students since 2011 in districts throughout the Metro Detroit Area. For schools interested in inviting Perri to read Lucky Boy to students in their schools for March 2015, contact Bella House Publishing to request your date. As guest author, Perri does not charge any author's fee. He will be bringing along his talking parakeet, Sunny Boy, to help introduce the story to the children.
Louis Gino Perri's true story account of Lucky Boy's amazing adventure was included in Best Dearborn Stories: Voices from Henry Ford's Home Town, Volume II, which was released to the public in November, 2012.
On May 28th, 2014, Louis Gino Perri shared his book with over 100 Inkster students at a literacy program sponsored by the Rotary Club.
After reading his book Lucky Boy to children at the Henry Ford Centennial Library, author Louis Gino Perri was interviewed by the Downriver Sunday Times and by Dearborn's TV station. The Downriver Sunday Times featured Lucky Boy in their August issue. Dearborn's cable channel ran its interview and repeated its feature story of Perri's visit to the Henry Ford Centennial Library for several weeks during its scheduled daily programs.
The review of Lucky Boy has been provided to the Helen C. White Library's "Cooperative Children's Book Center" where it will be made available to school and community librarians throughout Wisconsin's public school systems and community libraries. The review will also be posted with Amazon.com and will be archived on the Midwest Book Review website for the next five years.