A soccer story--for boy and girls alike--just in time for the World Cup
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 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 Alc ntara--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 where this particular field was inspired.
Soccer fan or not, the call of The Field