The cay

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For fans of Hatchet and Island of the Blue Dolphins comes 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
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9780440416630
9780307800145
9780739345351
9780385079068
9780812415292
038000142
9781400099061
9781400099085
9780380010035
044022912
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auth_author2 Boatman, Michael, 1964-
author Taylor, Theodore, 1921-2006.
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display_description When the freighter on which they are traveling is torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II, a twelve-year-old white boy, blinded by a blow on the head, and an old black man are stranded on a small desert island in the Caribbean where the boy acquires a new kind of vision, courage, and love from his old companion.
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subject_facet Audiobooks, Bildungsromans, Blacks -- Caribbean Area -- Juvenile fiction, Blacks -- Fiction, Blacks -- Juvenile fiction, Blind -- Juvenile fiction, Caribbean Area -- Juvenile fiction, Friendship -- Fiction, Friendship -- Juvenile fiction, Prejudices -- Fiction, Prejudices -- Juvenile fiction, Prejudices. -- Fiction, Shipwrecks -- Fiction, Shipwrecks -- Juvenile fiction, Shipwrecks. -- Fiction, Survival -- Fiction, Survival -- Juvenile fiction
title_display The cay
title_full The Cay, The cay / Theodore Taylor, The cay / by Theodore Taylor, The cay [sound recording] / Theodore Taylor
title_short The cay
title_sub
topic_facet Audiobooks, Blacks, Blind, Classic Literature, Fiction, Friendship, Juvenile Fiction, Juvenile Literature, Prejudices, Shipwrecks, Survival