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Overview

A Bank Street best book of 2023!

Take a hike with this father-daughter adventure that’s sure to inspire you to get outside.

When a young child reminds her dad about the hike they planned, her father is hesitant —To the tippy top? It’s a great day to watch futbol (soccer). But as the two climb on, her enthusiasm is contagious. Filled with setbacks, surprises, and stunning views, this warm and humorous story highlights in vivid colors the bonding power of a shared experience. A list of creatures at the end prompts a second look for keen-eyed readers to make discoveries of their own.

Baptiste Paul and Jacqueline Alcántara (co-creators of The Field) have teamed up again! Baptiste’s humorous and tender text, with a sprinkling of Creole words straight from the Pitons, and Jacqueline Alcántara’s vibrant and evocative illustrations capture the wonder and emotions experienced on the trail and the special relationship between a parent and a child.

"The colorful illustrations work well on many levels...Paul and Alcántara...now lead viewers on a memorable excursion, captured in this vibrant picture book."
–Booklist STARRED review


"a lovely father-daughter story for the shelves, about an adventure that ends up surprising them both."
–School Library Journal

A lovely—and needed—book about the rewards of persistence and Black people enjoying nature.
–Kirkus Reviews

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780735844810
Publisher: NorthSouth Books
Publication date: 03/08/2022
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 1,165,955
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 4 - 8 Years

About the Author

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.
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