Timothy of the Cay

Timothy of the Cay

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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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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152063207

  • ISBN-10: 015206320X

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 860L
    • Guided Reading Level W

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Theodore Taylor

THEODORE TAYLOR (1921-2006), an award-winning author of many books for young people, was particularly known for fast-paced, exciting adventure novels. His books include the bestseller The Cay, Timothy of the Cay, The Bomb, Air Raid--Pearl Harbor!, Ice Drift, The Maldonado Miracle, and The Weirdo, an Edgar Award winner for Best Young Adult Mystery.
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    "Timothy's chapters sketch a murky sea of racial prejudice; readers will ache with him at his losses. Phillip's chapters, in a terse first person, depict the narrowness of his mother's world with a clarity heightened by Phillip's blindness. A journey well worth taking."--Kirkus Reviews

    "Superb."--The Bulletin

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780152063207

  • ISBN-10: 015206320X

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 04/01/2007

  • Carton Quantity: 48

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 860L
    • Guided Reading Level W

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