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AUTHOR DAY: Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat is an award-winning author, engineer, and STEM educator. Her many works for children include picture books and the Diary of an Ice Princess chapter book series. Her middle-grade fantasy novel, A Wish in the Dark, and All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys’ Soccer Team were both named 2021 Newbery Honor Books. While not technically animal-themed, it is a fantastic book and the name of the soccer team is the Wild Boars. So, hey, it works! Visit her at:

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