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Escrito y illustrado por Paul Baptiste

Publicado por NorthSouth Books

7 de septiembre, 2021

edades 4-8

The Field is now available as a Spanish paperback!

 Soccer fan or not, the call of The Field is irresistible.


"Vini! Come! The field calls!" cries a girl as she and her younger brother rouse their community--family, friends, and the local fruit vendor--for a pick-up soccer (futbol) game. Boys and girls, young and old, players and spectators come running--bringing balls, shoes, goals, and a love of the sport.


"Friends versus friends" teams are formed, the field is cleared of cows, and the game begins! But will a tropical rainstorm threaten their plans?


The world's most popular and inclusive sport has found its spirited and authentic voice in Baptiste Paul's debut picture book-- highlighting the joys of the game along with its universal themes: teamwork, leadership, diversity, and acceptance. Creole words (as spoken in Saint Lucia, the author's birthplace island in the Caribbean) add spice to the story and are a strong reminder of the sport's world fame. Bright and brilliant illustrations by debut children's book illustrator Jacqueline Alcántara-- winner of the We Need Diverse Books Illustration Mentorship award-- capture the grit and glory of the game and the beauty of the island setting that inspired this particular field.


0.2" H x 10.9" L x 8.3" W (0.42 lbs) 32 pages