El campo : (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

El campo : (Spanish Edition) By Baptiste Paul, Jacqueline Alcántara (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translated by) Cover Image

El campo : (Spanish Edition) (Paperback)

By Baptiste Paul, Jacqueline Alcántara (Illustrator), Lawrence Schimel (Translated by)

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The Spanish edition of the Junior Library Guild selection and four-time best book winner, The Field!

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.

“Irresistible fun.”— Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review

“A wonderful depiction of a joyful pastime...and a reminder of some of the ways we are more alike than different.”—Booklist, Starred Review


Praise for The Field:
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Winner of the Sonia Lynn Sadler Award
Kirkus Reviews Best Picture Book of 2018
School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
The Horn Book Fanfare 2018
Shelf Awareness Best Children’s Book of the Year
Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year
Baptiste Paul is a children’s picture book author. His first book for NorthSouth, The Field, received 3 starred reviews and won the Sonia Lynn Sadler Award, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and also appeared on the Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2018, the School Library Journal Best of 2018, and the CCBC 2018 Choices lists. Baptiste loves sports, likes to roast his own coffee, and grills. He lives in Wisconsin with his family.

Jacqueline Alcántara is a children’s picture book illustrator. Her debut picture book, The Field, written by Baptiste Paul, received 3 starred reviews and won the Sonia Lynn Sadler Award, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and also appeared on the Horn Book Fanfare Best of 2018, the School Library Journal Best of 2018, and the CCBC 2018 Choices lists. Jacqueline’s favorite days are spent drawing, painting, writing, and walking her dog. She lives in Chicago.

Lawrence Schimel is a bilingual (Spanish/English) author and literary translator, who divides his time between his native New York and Madrid, Spain. He has published over 130 books as an author, which have won honors such as a Crystal Kite Award from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, a White Raven from the International Youth Library in Munich, and have been chosen by IBBY for Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabilities (three times). He has also published over 160 books as a literary translator, into Spanish or English, which have won numerous distinctions, including a Batchelder Honor and a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. 
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Lawrence Schimel es un escritor y traductor literario bilingüe (español/inglés), que divide su tiempo entre su ciudad natal de Nueva York y Madrid, España. Ha publicado más de 130 libros como autor, que han ganado honores como un Premio Crystal Kite de la Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, un White Raven de la Biblioteca Internacional Juvenil en Munich, y han sido elegido por IBBY para Outstanding Books for Young People with Disabi-lities (tres veces). También ha publicado más de 160 libros como traductor, al español o al inglés, que han ganado muchos reconocimientos, como un Batchelder Honor y un New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Books.
Product Details ISBN: 9780735844605
ISBN-10: 0735844607
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication Date: September 7th, 2021
Pages: 32
Language: Spanish
*STARRED REVIEW. Gather around for a boisterous game of futbol in Paul and Alcántara's excellent picture-book debut...Irresistible fun. 
— Vicky Smith

The only thing you have to bring to this story is a love of good books, and a capacity to be wowed when a debut team pulls out a book as cool as this. A story so good you’ll be half tempted to pull your own soccer ball out of the shed and take it to the nearest muddy park for a spin. A true original.
— Elizabeth Bird

"It’s a perfect addition to a preschool read-aloud rotation, especially, perhaps, when the field seems to call the loudest in the Spring."
— Children's Literature Reviews

*STARRED REVIEW. The excitement of the game overflows from the pages and the children, from the beautiful greenery that surrounds them and the brightness of their clothing, to the dynamic movement in Alcántara’s artwork...Staccato phrases match high energy of the impromptu game.
— Booklist

*STARRED REVIEW. Vibrant illustrations, full of movement and saturated with color, match the vigor and excitement of the text. 
— Martha V. Parravano

This is a wonderful debut picture book for both the author and the illustrator. It is sure to be one that will be begged for over and over again, whether soccer fan or not.
— Maria Marshall

The children’s elongated, exaggerated movements create an almost constant sense of motion in Alcántara’s vividly colored paintings, and their enthusiasm for futbol is infectious. 
— Publishers Weekly