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The Field
by Baptiste Paul
Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara

NorthSouth Books
March 6, 2018/ ISBN 9780735843127
Children / Fiction / Sports / Ages 4 - 8 years

Reviewed by Brenda Weeaks


‘Vini! Come! The field calls!’ cries a girl …..

Author, Baptiste Paul, is from Saint Lucia. His debut picture book is about children’s soccer (futbol) games. The story is written in English. The author incorporates Creole words throughout the storyline. It’s a fun, entertaining read for children. The story captures the energy of the characters and their love of soccer. Jacqueline Alcántara’s illustrations brings Pauos soccer story to life. The bold, colorful illustrations are memorable. She captures the look of the islands and the characters are all-inclusive. Great teamwork between the author and the illustrator!

The author has a nonfiction children’s book Adventures to School: Real-Life Journeys of Students from Around the World.

Reviewed 2018