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In the novel The Cay, a young white boy and an old black man are stranded on a small sandy cay in the Caribbean Sea following a shipwreck. Eleven-year-old Phillip was blinded by flying debris when a torpedo struck the SS Hato, and old Timothy has taught him how to survive. This prequel-sequel tells the rest of their tale in alternating chapters--the compelling story of two very different people who share the courage and tenacity to turn their dreams into reality.
Includes a reader's guide.
Having survived being blinded and shipwrecked on a tiny Caribbean island with the old Black man Timothy, twelve-year-old white boy Phillip is rescued and hopes to regain his sight with an operation. Alternate chapters follow the life of Timothy from his days as a young cabin boy.
Number of Pages: 161
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Sub-Genre: Action + Adventure / General
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Theodore Taylor
Street Date: April 1, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-48-4330