Read Theodore Tayloras classic bestseller and Lewis Carroll Shelf Award winner The Cay. Phillip is excited when the Germans invade the small island of CuraAsao. War has always been a game to him, and heas eager to glimpse it firsthandauntil 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 motheras warning about black people: aThey are different, and they live differently.a But by the time the castaways arrive on a small island, Phillipas head injury has made him blind and dependent on Timothy. aMr. Taylor has provided an exciting storyabThe idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole bookabThe result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.aaNew York Times Book Review aA taut tightly compressed story of endurance and revelationabAt once barbed and tender, tense and fragileaas Timothy would say, aoutrageous good.aaaKirkus Reviews * aFully realized settingabartful, unobtrusive use of dialectabthe representation of a hauntingly deep love, the poignancy of which is rarely achieved in childrenas literature.aaSchool Library Journal, Starred aStarkly dramatic, believable and compelling.aaSaturday Review aA tense and moving experience in reading.aaPublishers Weekly aEloquently underscores the intrinsic brotherhood of man.aaBooklist qThis is one of the best survival stories since Robinson Crusoe.qaThe Washington Star Am A New York Times Best Book of the Year Am A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year Am A Horn Book Honor Book Am An American Library Association Notable Book Am A Publishers Weekly Childrenas Book to Remember Am A Child Study Associationas Pick of Childrenas Books of the Year Am Jane Addams Book Award Am Lewis Carroll Shelf Award Am Commonwealth Club of California: Literature Award Am Southern California Council on Literature for Children and Young People Award Am Woodward School Annual Book Award Am Friends of the Library Award, University of California at Irvine From the Hardcover edition.Taylor has provided an exciting storyabThe idea that all humanity would benefit from this special form of color blindness permeates the whole bookabThe result is a story with a high ethical purpose but no sermon.aaNew York Times Book ...
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