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The Cay

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Read Theodore Taylor’s classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay.

   Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of Curaçao. War has always been a game to him, and he’s eager to glimpse it firsthand–until the freighter he and his mother are traveling to the United States on is torpedoed.

   When Phillip comes to, he is on a small raft in the middle of the sea. Besides Stew Cat, his only companion is an old West Indian, Timothy. Phillip remembers his mother’s warning about black people: “They are different, and they live differently.”

    But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillip’s head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy.

“Mr. Taylor has provided an exciting story…The idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole book…The result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.”—New York Times Book Review

 

“A taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelation…At once barbed and tender, tense and fragile—as Timothy would say, ‘outrageous good.’”—Kirkus Reviews

 

* “Fully realized setting…artful, unobtrusive use of dialect…the representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in children’s literature.”—School Library Journal, Starred

 

“Starkly dramatic, believable and compelling.”—Saturday Review

 

“A tense and moving experience in reading.”—Publishers Weekly

 

“Eloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.”—Booklist

 

"This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."—The Washington Star

· A New York Times Best Book of the Year

· A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

· A Horn Book Honor Book

· An American Library Association Notable Book

· A Publishers Weekly Children’s Book to Remember

· A Child Study Association’s Pick of Children’s Books of the Year

· Jane Addams Book Award

· Lewis Carroll Shelf Award

· Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award

· Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award

· Woodward School Annual Book Award

· Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine

Synopsis:

After the Germans torpedoed the freighter on which Phillip and his mother are traveling from wartime Curacao to the U.S., Phillip finds himself dependent on Timothy, an old, black West Indian sailor. Shipwrecked, there is just the two of them. This is the story of their struggle for survival and of Phillip's efforts to adjust to his new disability, blindness, and to understand the dignified, wise, and loving old man who is his companion.

Synopsis:

Shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island, Philip must overcome his prejudice towards Timothy, the old black sailor who becomes the key to his survival.

"This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."--The Washington Star.

An ALA Notable Children's Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.

About the Author

\Theodore Taylor has written several award-winning books. The Cay won the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award and was also made into a movie.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780385079068
Author:
Taylor, Theodore
Publisher:
Delacorte Press Books for Young Readers
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Friendship
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - General
Subject:
Social Situations - Special Needs
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Ethnic - Other
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks
Subject:
Prejudices
Subject:
Caribbean area
Subject:
Shipwrecks
Subject:
Blacks
Subject:
Juveniles
Subject:
People & Places - Other
Subject:
Historical - United States - 20th Century
Subject:
Survival
Subject:
Blind
Subject:
Shipwrecks -- Fiction.
Subject:
Survival after airplane accidents, shipwrecks, etc.
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Social Issues - Special Needs
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Subject:
fiction;survival;adventure;racism;shipwreck;historical fiction;blindness;wwii;friendship;young adult;prejudice;caribbean;children;ya;children s;children s literature;island;islands;shipwrecks;juvenile;realistic fiction;blind;race;historical;war;novel;clas
Subject:
fiction;survival;adventure;racism;shipwreck;historical fiction;blindness;wwii;friendship;young adult;prejudice;caribbean;children;ya;children s;children s literature;island;islands;shipwrecks;juvenile;realistic fiction;blind;race;historical;war;novel;clas
Subject:
fiction;survival;adventure;racism;shipwreck;historical fiction;blindness;wwii;friendship;young adult;prejudice;caribbean;children;ya;children s;island;children s literature;islands;shipwrecks;blind;juvenile;realistic fiction;historical;war;novel;race;clas
Edition Number:
1st ed..
Series Volume:
78
Publication Date:
19871131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8.52x5.88x.61 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 9 up to 12

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Product details 144 pages Delacorte Press - English 9780385079068 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , After the Germans torpedoed the freighter on which Phillip and his mother are traveling from wartime Curacao to the U.S., Phillip finds himself dependent on Timothy, an old, black West Indian sailor. Shipwrecked, there is just the two of them. This is the story of their struggle for survival and of Phillip's efforts to adjust to his new disability, blindness, and to understand the dignified, wise, and loving old man who is his companion.
"Synopsis" by , Shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island, Philip must overcome his prejudice towards Timothy, the old black sailor who becomes the key to his survival.

"This is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe."--The Washington Star.

An ALA Notable Children's Book, Jane Addams Children's Book Award, Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award, Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award, A Child Study Children's Book Committee: Children's Book of the Year.

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