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The field / words by Baptiste Paul ; pictures by Jacqueline Alcántara.

Paul, Baptiste, (author.). Alcántara, Jacqueline, (illustrator.).

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  • 0 of 1 copy available at Burlington Public Library.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Burlington Public Library E PAUL 39851001589739 Children's Fun Copy hold / Volume hold Checked out 07/06/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780735843127
  • ISBN: 0735843120
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm
  • Publisher: Zürich, Switzerland : NorthSouth Books, Inc., an imprint of NordSüd Verlag, 2018.
  • Distributor: New York : Distributed in the United States by NorthSouth Books, Inc.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical reference.
Summary, etc.:
"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 as 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 debute 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. -- From dust jacket.
Children form teams, build a pitch, and play a joyous game of soccer, in a book with English and Creole (as spoken in Saint Lucia) vocabulary words.
Target Audience Note:
230L Lexile
Structure indicator: 80 (high) Syntactic indicator: 20 (low) Semantic indicator: 70 (medium) Decoding indicator: 40 (medium) Lexile.
Study Program Information Note:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 1 0.5 193706.
Accelerated Reader 1.0.
Language Note:
Text in English and Haitian French Creole.
Awards Note:
Horn Book Fanfare List, 2018
Kirkus Prize Nominee for Young Readers' Literature, 2018
School Library Journal's Best Books, 2018
Subject: Soccer stories > Juvenile fiction.
Sports stories.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Picture books for children.
Saint Lucia > Juvenile fiction.
Haiti > Juvenile fiction.
Creole dialects > Juvenile fiction.
Soccer > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION > Sports & Recreation > Soccer.
JUVENILE FICTION > People & Places > Caribbean & Latin America.
JUVENILE FICTION > Social Themes > Friendship.
Sports stories.
Picture books for children.
Creole dialects.
Soccer stories.
Saint Lucia.
Soccer > Fiction.
Bilingual books > English-Haitian Creole.
Genre: Soccer stories.
Soccer stories.
Picture books.
Juvenile works.
Picture books.
Picture books.

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