All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

November 28, 2020
All Thirteen:  The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

A unique account of the amazing Thai cave rescue told ina heart-racing, you-are-there style that blends suspense, science,and cultural insight.On June 23, 2018, twelve young players of the Wild Boars soccerteam and their coach enter a cave in northern Thailand seeking anafternoon's adventure. But when they turn to leave, risingfloodwaters block their path out. The boys are trapped! Beforelong, news of the missing team spreads, launching a seventeen-dayrescue operation involving thousands of rescuers from around theglobe. As the world sits vigil, people begin to wonder: how longcan a group of ordinary kids survive in complete darkness, with nofood or clean water? Luckily, the Wild Boars are a veryextraordinary "ordinary" group. Combining firsthand interviews ofrescue workers with in-depth science and details of the region'sculture and religion, author Christina Soontornvat—who was visitingfamily in Northern Thailand when the Wild Boars wentmissing—masterfully shows how both the complex engineeringoperation above ground and the mental struggles of the thirteenyoung people below proved critical in the life-or-death mission.Meticulously researched and generously illustrated withphotographs, this page-turner includes an author's note describingher experience meeting the team, detailed source notes, and abibliography to fully immerse readers in the most ambitious caverescue in history.