The Field

ISBN-10: 0735844615
ISBN-13: 9780735844612
Author: Paul, Baptiste
Illustrated by: Alcantara, Jacqueline
Interest Level: P-3
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Publication Date: September 2021

Copyright: 2018

Page Count: 32

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Interest Level

Grades P-3

Reading Level

Lexile: 230L
Accelerated Reader Level: 1.0
Accelerated Reader Points: 0.5

BISAC Subjects

JUVENILE FICTION / People & Places / Caribbean & Latin America

JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship

Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2018 School Library Journal Best Book of 2018 The Horn Book Best Picture Book of 2018 Shelf Awareness Best Children's Book of the Year Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year A soccer story--for boy and girls alike--just in time for the World Cup! " 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 pickup soccer ( futbol ) game. Boys and girls, young and old, players and spectators come running--bearing 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, poetic, 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 St. Lucia, the author's birthp
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