Timothy of the Cay by Theodore Taylor

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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.
 

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\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.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by HMH Books for Young Readers. 180 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Education & Reference. Fiction

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The Cay (the award-winning 1969 novel about racial prejudice in the 1940s) is the unseen vessel in the middle of a ``prequel/sequel'' in which Taylor explores both the black man Timothy's life as it leads up to the wreck of the Hato in the Caribbean during WW II and 12-year-old Phillip Enright's ...

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`` `Tis a beautiful cay, dis cay,' Timothy had said. He was right.'' So says Phillip Enright after his first actual view of the islet on which, in The Cay , he was stranded with the old black sailor T

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`` `Tis a beautiful cay, dis cay,' Timothy had said.

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Curled Up With a Good Kid's Book

Eleven-year-old Phillip has been missing for two months after disappearing into the sea in the aftermath of a torpedo strike against the ship on which he was traveling.

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