The Floating Field

2021 Winner – Children’s Literature

The Floating Field by Scott Riley, Illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien (Millbrook Press)

How a group of Thai boys built their own soccer field.

But on the island of Koh Panyee, in a village built on stilts, there is no open space. The boys can play only twice a month on a sandbar when the tide is low enough. Everything changes when the teens join together to build their very own floating soccer field.

This inspiring true story by debut author Scott Riley is gorgeously illustrated by Nguyen Quang and Kim Lien. Perfect for fans of stories about sports, beating seemingly impossible odds, and places and cultures not often shown in picture books.