Article Title

The Field


Karen Abbott


Excellent, Primary, Intermediate, Play, Soccer, Football, Love of the Game, Youth, Childhood

Document Type

Book Review


A young islander kicks a soccer ball around for a bit until he ends up near a field. He rounds up friends and family for a game. First they must drive the cows from the field and create a game space with goal posts. The game is on! Neither rain nor mothers calling them home can stop the youth or the referee once the game has begun. They play and play until the mothers have had enough. Even in bed these young boys dream of football.