A tense and compulsive survival story of a young boy and an old man adrift on the ocean, then marooned on a tiny, deserted island. It is also a fascinating study of the relationship between Phillip, white, American, and influenced by his mother's prejudices, and the black man upon whom Phillip's life depends.
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This award-winning novel remains a powerful classic of prejudice, love, and survival. In 1942, 11-year-old Phillip Enright lives with his parents on the Dutch island of Curaçao, but when the war moves too close for comfort, his mother decides to travel with him back to the safety of Virginia. When their boat is torpedoed, however, Phillip is blinded and finds himself adrift on a life raft with an old black man and a cat. They eventually land on a deserted island. Phillip is suspicious of "the large Negro," but soon grows to trust--and ultimately love--the patient and generous Timothy. Dedicated to "Dr. King's Dream," The Cay has a clear message that friendship is colorblind; it is also a terrific adventure story of a young, newly blinded man learning to survive on an uninhabited island. (Ages 12 and older) --Richard FarrFrom the Publisher:
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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Book Description 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 1st. Paperback. A tense and compulsive survival story of a young boy and an old man adrift on the ocean, then marooned on a tiny, deserted island. It is also a fascinating study of the relationship betwee.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 128 pages. 0.099. Bookseller Inventory # 9780140366204
Book Description Puffin, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. When the ship carrying Phillip and his mother is sunk, Phillip finds himself blind and adrift on a raft with an old black seaman and a cat. Phillip's dependence on the wise old Timothy and their struggle to stay alive on a deserted Cay, with no food and no water, make this a truly gripping survival story. Bookseller Inventory # 001986
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK) 1994-11-24, 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 0140366202 We guarantee all of our items - customer service and satisfaction are our top priorities. Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Bookseller Inventory # TM-0140366202
Book Description Penguin Books, Limited (UK), 1994. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140366202