Book of the Day: The Floating Field

Friday, February 4, 2022
All Day


Prasit Hemmin was obsessed with soccer–and his friends were too. But the teen boys could play only twice a month when the tide was low enough for a sandbar to serve as a field. That’s because their home, the small island of Koh Panyee, Thailand, didn’t have enough open space for them to play on. UNLESS…
Inspired by the 1986 World Cup, Prasit and his friends built their own floating soccer field, unlike any other playing surface in the world. Their field’s quirks prompted some unusual rules–anyone who kicked the ball out of bounds had to jump into the ocean to retrieve it–but they also helped the players develop exceptional footwork. Follow the inspiring true story of Prasit and his friends as they create the field of their dreams in this celebration of ingenuity, determination, and most of all, love of the game.